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:
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 Abrams today at 415-426-3000 or [email protected]
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