Vaporizers, are commercial products – meaning they are governed by the same rules and regulations, of basic safety. They must be free of manufacturing defects. If you are injured, as a result of an exploding e-cigarette, you may be able to have a claim against the vape device, the battery in it, and pretty much ANYONE in the supply chain of the product.
Many people falsely believe that since e-cigs are an unregulated industry – that you can have no legal recourse if something bad happens. Contrary to popular belief, that’s not true. If your vape device damages you, you can sue for monetary damages.
That means, you can sue for things like pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, emotional distress, and practically any other monetary damages you suffer.
Vapes are electronic nicotine delivery systems, which produce a heated vapor – which looks like smoke, but isn’t. They have been sold in the USA since 2007. More than 3 million people in the USA use them. The devices can be quite dangerous – since the device is essentially heating a liquid, and vaporizing it – meaning there’s a high temperature in the device – and a lot of heat being generated. Many devices have overheating protection, but when that fails – it can lead to disaster.
It is common for the energy to come from a lithium-ion battery, which is the same as the one in your phone. Since 2009, the US federal government has found 25 reports of explosions + fire, as a result of e-cigarettes.