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Have you or a loved one suffered serious burns or other injuries due to lithium ion batteries? These high-tech batteries have been implicated in dangerous incidents involving exploding hoverboards, e-cigarettes, and perhaps most notoriously, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7. Exploding lithium batteries can trigger devastating fires that result in significant property damage, severe burns and other life-altering injuries, and even death.
Southern Med Law is now offering free, no-obligation Exploding Lithium Ion Battery Lawsuit case reviews to consumers who were seriously harmed as a result of a lithium ion battery explosion and fire. If you are interested in filing a Exploding Lithium Ion Battery Lawsuit on behalf of yourself or a loved one, please contact Dr. Francois Blaudeau and the legal staff at Southern Med Law to learn more about your rights today.
Why a Lithium Ion Battery might explode?
The lithium ion battery is considered to be one of the most important technological advancements in recent history. They are light-weight, portable, can be molded into any shape and size, store energy efficiently, and are slow to lose their charge. As such, lithium ion batteries are ideal for powering laptops, cell phones, e-cigarettes, hover boards and many other consumer electronics.
The liquid inside of a lithium ion battery is highly flammable. If the battery short-circuits, the liquid electrolyte can heat up so quickly that the battery explodes. A short circuit can occur due to a manufacturing defect, or due to any situation that allows the lithium ion battery to heat up too quickly. Examples of such a scenario include:
- External damage or pressure
- Battery charges too fast
- Using incompatible chargers
- High heat
- Contact with metal, such as coins or keys, in your pocket or handbag
Lithium Ion Battery explosions and fires
While such explosions are fairly uncommon, there have been several high-profile safety incidents involving lithium ion batteries in recent years. For example, Dell recalled more than 4 million laptop battery packs in 2006 following six fire incidents. In 2013, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner was grounded after reports of fires related to the lithium ion batteries used in the planes.
E-cigarette Fires & Explosions
E-cigarettes contain a heating element in order to vaporize a liquid solution. The energy used to generate this heat is generally obtained from a cylindrical lithium-ion battery. According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, at least 25 e-cigarette explosions and fires were reported via the news media between 2009 and 2014. The e-cigarette explosion, fire incidents resulted in nine injuries, including two in which the victims sustained serious burns.
Recently a Delaware man received second-degree burns and had to undergo skin graft surgery to his leg after an electronic cigarette battery exploded in his pocket, according to an electronic cigarette Exploding Lithium Ion Battery Lawsuit filed Wednesday in Delaware. The man was walking with his arms full of groceries when the lithium ion battery in his e-cigarette exploded in his pants pocket, according to the electronic cigarette Exploding Lithium Ion Battery Lawsuit filed in March of 2016.
[ http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/local/2016/07/15/lawsuit-exploding-e-cigarette-battery-burns-delaware-man/87126080/ July 2016]
California jury awards $1.9 million in an electronic cigarette Exploding Lithium Ion Battery Lawsuit
A California woman recently won an electronic cigarette Exploding Lithium Ion Battery Lawsuit she brought against the electronic cigarette maker after she sustained second-degree burns on her legs, buttocks and hand in the March 2013 accident. She still has physical and emotional scars, she said. A Riverside County Superior Court jury awarded her nearly $1.9 million in a lawsuit
According to the Exploding Lithium Ion Battery Lawsuit, during charging of the electronic cigarette device the battery started dripping liquid and the car started smelling like nail polish remover. The battery in the electronic cigarete then exploded with a loud bang with flames and chemicals spewing out onto the victim setting the womans dress and seat on fire. Her husband who was with her was able to douse the flames.
[ http://www.latimes.com/local/crime/la-me-ecigarette-burns-verdict-20151001-story.html October 2015 ]
In October 2015, the U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration issued a regulation prohibiting airline passengers and crewmembers from carrying battery-powered portable electronic smoking devices in their checked baggage. The rule also prohibits charging of the devices and/or batteries on board an aircraft.
As of July 2016, there had been 99 reports of the battery packs in hoverboards overheating, sparking, smoking, catching fire and/or exploding. Most of these explosions occurred while the device was charging or being used. However, one hoverboard fire ignited as the device was merely sitting at a mall kiosk. Some of these incidents resulted in burn injuries and significant property damage. As a result, more than a half million hoverboards were recalled.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7
Shortly after its August 2016 launch, dozens of fires – some that resulted in severe burn injuries and property damage — were reported in connection with Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. On September 15, 2016, Samsung recalled 2.5 million Note 7 handsets in 10 markets due to possible issues with lithium ion batteries. The company said it would begin selling Galaxy Note 7 replacement phones – outfitted with a new battery – on September 28th.
September 26th: a Note 7 replacement phone burst into flames in South Korea, prompting Samsung to delay the relaunch. Sales in the U.S. finally resumed on October 5th. That same day, however, a Galaxy Note 7 – since confirmed to be a replacement – erupted into flames on a Southwest Airlines flight from Louisville to Baltimore. Two days later, all four major U.S. wireless carriers informed customers that they could return the Note 7 for any other smartphone. On October 10th, all four stop sales of the device.
October 11th: Samsung said it would end production of the Galaxy Note 7. The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission announced a second Note 7 recall on October 13th. It is estimated that 1 out of every 42,000 Galaxy Note 7s are at risk for lithium ion battery explosions. Samsung blames the problem on a “very rare manufacturing process error” that could cause the battery to overheat.
Filing a Exploding Lithium Ion Battery Lawsuit and Legal Help for Victims
Southern Med Law has built a formidable reputation as an aggressive and effective advocate for those who were harmed due to dangerous consumer products. If you or a loved one sustained serious injuries or significant property due to an exploding lithium ion battery, please contact Dr. Blaudeau and the staff at Southern Med Law today to learn more about your legal rights. For a free, no obligation Exploding Lithium Ion Battery Lawsuit legal review by filling out our online form, or by calling the office directly at 205-547-5525.