E-Cigarette Class Action Investigation
Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is investigating claims of exploding e-cigarette devices that may result in serious harm to the user. The lithium-ion batteries in e-cigarettes are prone to bursting due to flammable electrolytes within the battery that overheat and propel its contents outwards because of high internal pressure. This overheating can occur when the vaping unit touches loose change or other metal objects commonly found in one’s pockets, thus rendering one’s hands, mouth, and tendons vulnerable to third-degree burns. The intensity of the explosion can be so severe that treatment for the burns can involve skin grafts that leave significant scarring.
E-cigarettes are unregulated, meaning that they lack industry-wide manufacturing standards or testing programs for quality assurance. As a result, consumers are put at a higher risk of purchasing a faulty e-cigarette device with a defective battery capable of exploding. Since 2017, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s National Injury Information Clearinghouse database has reported 29 cases of house fires and serious injuries caused by exploding e-cigarettes.
Has Your E-Cigarette Overheated or Exploded?
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The lawyers at Migliaccio & Rathod LLP have years of experience in class action litigation against large corporations, including in cases involving defective products and unfair & deceptive trade practices. More information about our current cases and investigations is available on our blog.