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E-Cigarette and Vaping Product Fires, Explosions and Electronic Burns

The vaping craze is in full swing, with many new people trying vaping just to see what it is like. Other people are using vaping to stop smoking, but have no idea that the vaping products often and usually contain more nicotine than a regular cigarette. There is a myth that a vaping e-cigarette is less dangerous than smoking a full-bodied cigarette. But in fact, vaping products cause explosions, fires and electronic burns.

Vaping products are e-cigarettes, and the vaping unit has to be charged before it is used. These charge ports are notorious for catching on fire quickly when left unattended, and can catch fire even with a new plug on the charge. The Lithium-ion or Li-ion batteries on e-cigarettes are prone to exploding when the person is in full swing of vaping, causing serious burns and injuries to the person’s:

  • Face
  • Chest
  • Shoulders
  • Upper body
  • Lower body
  • Arms and legs
  • Scalp
  • Hair
  • Stomach
  • Jaw
  • Cheeks burning person’s face

Vaping devices on e-cigarettes can explode in the person’s clothing pocket, when the device becomes overheated. People are sustaining serious personal injuries when the e-cigarette devices explode in their mouths, fracturing the jaw and shattering bones in the face, cracking their teeth and burning their tongues. The burn injuries are often first, second and third-degree burns, which take a long time to heal, and there can be added burn issues from the battery leakage from the vaping tool if the fire starts in the person’s mouth.

E-cigarettes left alone (either charging or not) can catch on fire, explode and cause property damage as well, to the extent that it can start a car fire, or catch a home on fire. Even a person who is not smoking or vaping the e-cigarette can be burned in one of these fires, that are started from e-cigarette explosions. E-cigarettes can explode without warning, anywhere that the person is smoking them, even in:

  • In the parking lot at the grocery store next to your parked car
  • In an airport parking lot or garage
  • In a restaurant parking lot
  • At the home of a friend
  • In a park
  • In a friend’s car
  • Inside of a purse, briefcase or handbag
  • Outside at your place of work where smoker’s congregate
  • Outside of a store where smoker’s congregate

Serious Personal Injuries Occur with Exploding E-Cigarettes

People have had their hair catch on fire, have suffered serious burns, and have died as a result of explosion fires and burns from using e-cigarettes. The vaping tools can explode in a person’s face, killing the person instantly, or catch on fire in an enclosed bag and with the owner unawares, can start a fire in random places.

If you have been personally injured because of an exploding e-cigarette, we can discuss your claim with you. Just give us a call Sarofiem & Antoun at (201) 792–3333. We are able to talk to you about your case, and can explain the next steps to receiving a full recovery compensation package for your claim.

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