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Vape & E-Cigarette Explosion Lawyer in Los Angeles

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Jonathan M. Kashani
June 23, 2024

Personal Injury Lawyers in California Helping Vicitms Recover Compensation

In recent years, more and more consumers are trying and using e-cigarette devices or vape pens. In fact, according to the U.S. Surgeon General, e-cigarettes are now the most commonly used form of tobacco by youth in the United States.

Perhaps the reason why these types of devices have risen to such popularity is their perceived diminished health risk over traditional forms of smoking. However, e-cigs are often dangerous devices increasing overall health risks to users. Even though the practice of vaping is far from beneficial to one’s health, those who purchase and use vape devices are entitled to a reasonable expectation that the products will be safe. A Los Angeles e-cigarette explosion accident attorney can help if you or a family member was injured while using a vaping device.

Vape Explosion Accident

Vape Explosion Accident and Lithium-Ion Batteries

Lithium-ion batteries have been linked to many fires and explosions. Product recalls associated with such batteries include the hoverboard products and Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Anyone purchasing a vape device should keep their receipt to show proof of purchase in case any issues arise.

E-cigarette lithium-ion batteries are known to catch fire or explode. Hundreds of cases have been reported to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but thousands more have gone unreported. California consumers are protected from faulty products under product liability laws, giving them a legal pathway to pursue the parties responsible for their injuries in a vape explosion.

How Do E-Cig Explosions Happen?

If its lithium-ion battery overheats, a vape device is at risk of exploding. When a specific temperature is reached, the flammable portion of the battery will catch fire. This action sets off a quick sequence of other events and causes the other combustible parts of the battery to ignite, leading to an explosion. Suppose you’ve been injured by an exploding battery in a vape pen. In that case, it’s time to call an experienced California vape explosion lawyer.

Three Reasons Why A Vape / E-Cig Pen Can Explode:

The battery wasn’t manufactured accurately: Although the manufacturing of these batteries has improved from the early days of e-cigs, there can still be manufacturing defects. Only purchasing vape pens from a reputable supplier can help decrease this problem.

Mechanical mods: These are vape devices built without the usual electrical safeguards and cutouts or changed by consumers post-purchase. They are different from the standard vaping pen. Some of these modifications are so dangerous that they have caused fatalities. While they may be more aesthetically appealing or have other supposed benefits, they certainly aren’t worth the risk.

A lack of battery knowledge: All vaping consumers should have some basic knowledge about how the battery in an e-cigarette works and how to care for the device safely. These batteries shouldn’t be exposed to direct sunlight or extremely hot or cold conditions.

While it’s common for vape enthusiasts to attempt experiments with various batteries, e-liquids, and other things that produce a bigger and better vape, this is what can lead to e-cig explosions. Even if not modified or tampered with, there is always a chance that a manufactured product could fail.

According to most reports, issues relating to vape explosions and fires can be traced to:

Using an improper charger

Overcharging the batter

Improper storage

Reporting Vape Battery Explosions to the FDA

The FDA is aware of explosion events in relation to e-cigarettes and vaping products. They are collecting data to help address and reduce this serious problem. It’s essential for consumers to report any e cigarette explosions or any other unexpected health or safety issue with a vape. These reports should be made to the FDA through the Safety Reporting Portal. When making our report, be sure to include:

Vape manufacturer

Brand name, model, and serial number of the vape

Brand name and model of the cigarette battery

Where it was purchased

If the product was used differently than intended by the manufacturer

If the product was modified in any way

If you’ve been injured, don’t stop at reporting the incident to the FDA. Hold the manufacturer of the vape pen or its battery manufacturer accountable for their negligence by contacting a seasoned Los Angeles e-cigarette explosion lawyer today.

Common Types of E-Cig Explosion Injuries

Vaping explosions can cause all kinds of injuries, from minor to severe. Some heal quickly, and others can leave permanent scars, require surgery, and even skin grafting. The most common types of injuries associated with e-cigarette explosion accidents include:

Broken cheekbones, jawbones, and hands

Burn injuries to the hands, face, legs (especially if the vape was in a pants pocket), and genitals and other areas of the body

Eye injuries

Ear injuries

Nose injuries

Loss of teeth

Loss of the ability to speak

Loss of one or both eyes

Loss of vision in one or both eyes

The need for breathing assistance

Tongue injuries and amputations

Embedded vape pieces requiring surgical removal
Jonathan M. Kashani


Jonathan M. Kashani

June 23, 2024

Jonathan M. Kashani is the founder of Kash Legal Group, specializing in personal injury law with a commitment to providing personalized client services and high-quality legal representation. He holds a Juris Doctorate with honors from the University of West Los Angeles School of Law and is admitted to practice in all state courts of California and the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

We Can Help You Pursue a Defective E-Cig or Vape Pen Product Liability Claim

Thankfully the chance of an explosion or injury from a vape device is slim, but there’s no way of knowing what vapes will explode and which ones won’t. If you purchase a vaping device, save your receipt in a safe place. Pursuing a defective product liability claim is neither simple nor easy, but having your receipt can help. Our well-versed e-cigarette explosion attorneys can help you pursue an personal injury claim against the manufacturers and distributors of exploding vape pens.

Call Us Today to Schedule a Free Case Evaluation with a Vape & E-Cigarette Explosion Lawyer in California

If you or a loved one sustained an injury from a vape explosion, you deserve compensation for your physical injuries, property damage, and your other losses such as pain and suffering. Kash Legal Group will seek out the manufacturer, distributor, retailer, and any other responsible entity in pursuit of financial recovery on your behalf. Contact Kash Legal Group today at (888) 527-4128 or go online to schedule your free California vape injury case consultation with one of our knowledgeable Los Angeles e-cigarette explosion lawyers.


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