Should Vape Companies Be Held Responsible for E-Cigarette Explosions?
Should Vape Companies Be Held Responsible for E-Cigarette Explosions?

Another e-cigarette explosion has turned into a lawsuit. James Dardini of DeLand, Florida, is suing Sunshine Vapor, a vape shop in Deltona, as well as e-cigarette manufacturer, Kangertech, and e-cigarette wholesale distributor, Perfect Vape.

Dardini claims his leg caught fire when his e-cigarette exploded in his vehicle last December during his hour-long commute to work. He had to be admitted to the emergency room burn unit and undergo surgery for his injuries.

The e-cigarette companies named in the suit have filed a motion to dismiss the case. The companies claim that buyers are warned against using their products while driving long distances or in extreme temperatures. However, Dardini’s attorney alleges the e-cigarettes contain cheap batteries that are not well-ventilated, which allows heat to build up and leads to the explosions.

This lawsuit is just one of many e-cigarette suits pending in various states including California, New York and Texas. The FDA decided earlier this year that e-cigarettes would be subject to federal regulation like other tobacco products. The regulations will include oversight of the batteries used in e-cigarettes, which are cited in most of the lawsuits as the reason for the explosions.

“These e-cigarette companies need to put the safety of their customers first and stop using cheap batteries in their products. We hope the regulation of the industry will be effective in reducing these incidents,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured by a defective product and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today at (760) 777-7777 for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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