US Fire Administration New Report on E-Cig Vape Battery Safety

By Levin Simes
January 12, 2018

The U.S. Fire Administration, under the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), has issued a new report titled “Electronic Cigarette Fires and Explosions in the United States 2009-2016”. The key points from the report:

  • Combining e-cig and vape devices with lithium-ion batteries (li-on batteries) is new and hazardous.
  • Fires or explosions caused by the batteries used in vapes is uncommon, but the results are life-altering.
  • It is likely the number of vape explosions will continue to increase.
  • The batteries are not a safe source of energy.
  • Over six out of 10 explosions occurred in users pockets or their face.
  • Nearly one-third of injuries from vape battery explosions were severe.
  • The shape of vape devices can make explosions behave like “flaming rockets” when a battery fails.

A breakdown of the injuries the Fire Administration found online:

E-Cig Vape Explosion Incidents

We will continue to post new updates with news from the U.S. Fire Administration’s report. You can read more about e-cig vape battery explosions below. If you have experienced an injury from vape explosions, contact Levin Simes today at (415) 426-3000 or

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