E-Cigarette and Vape Explosions
E-cigarettes and vaporizers have grown into a $10 billion industry since being introduced into the U.S. market in 2007. Studies show they are particularly popular with people under the age of 21. In spite of this, it wasn’t until 2016, almost ten years later, that the FDA stepped in and began regulating them.
As multiple manufacturers raced to claim a piece of this multi-billion dollar industry, consumer safety appears to have been low on their list of priorities. That, combined with a lack of oversight, has contributed to an alarming rise in the number of e-cigarette and vaporizer explosions and injuries among users.
How They Work
E-cigarettes and vaporizers have some fundamental differences, but they also have one essential element in common: both are battery-powered. These rechargeable batteries appear to be the root cause of these explosions. They have been known to overheat and explode without warning. In some cases, victims suffered disfiguring injuries when an e-cigarette or vaporizer exploded while in their mouths. Even innocent bystanders have been hit by flying metal and glass and wounded due to an exploding e-cigarette or vaporizer.
When an e-cigarette or vaporizer explodes, pieces of metal and glass go flying. In extreme cases, consumers have been killed by this flying shrapnel. Others have suffered serious injuries around the face and body. If the e-cigarettes or vaporizers have any solution in them, that toxic liquid can splatter and cause serious burns as well.
E-cigarette and vaporizer companies must be held accountable for putting profits over consumer safety. If you were injured due to the use of an e-cigarette or vaporizer, please fill out the form on this page for more information.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who can join the lawsuit?
If you were injured as a result of an e-cigarette or vaporizer explosion, please fill out the form on this page.
Will this cost me anything?
Wilshire Law Firm works on a contingency basis. There is no fee unless you win. There are no out of pocket expenses either.
How do I know if I have an e-cigarette/vaporizer explosion lawsuit?
The experienced product liability attorneys at Wilshire Law Firm are well aware of the dangers that these products pose to consumers. If you have been injured by an exploding e-cigarette or vaporizer, please fill out the form on this page immediately.