Rise in e-cig explosions sparks calls for regulation
More and more cases of exploding e-cigarettes are being reported and now there are calls for tougher regulations on cheap imports, which are being blamed for the bulk of the faulty products.
Over the years we have seen cases of exploding phone batteries, hover boards and now e-cigarettes; every lithium battery has the potential to explode!
It calls into question how safe are the re-chargeable batteries in our products.
Paul McMullan, Head of Product Liability at Michael Lewin Solicitors has this simple advice for consumers, “Buy your products from reputable retailers and avoid cheaper imported products, and do not leave e-cigarettes unattended when on charge; use the chargers provided and always look for the ‘CE’ mark on devices. “
It seems this is another example of ‘you get what you pay for’ and these devises are not something you want to cut the cost on as you might end up cutting back on safety too. Here at Michael Lewin Solicitors, we specialise in cases of consumers who have been injured from products just like these.
Although the numbers of cases are thankfully small, the impact to those individual’s lives are very large.
Burns surgeons, fire chiefs and trading standards officers are joining forces to highlight the dangers to consumers after a string of serious incidents involving exploding vaporisers.