Buyers Sue E-Cigarette Co. Over 'Harmful' Chemicals
Law360, New York (November 12, 2015, 4:57 PM EST) -- A manufacturer of the nicotine liquid vaporized in e-cigarettes was slapped with a putative class action in California federal court Wednesday filed by three buyers who claim the company failed to disclose two potentially illness-causing chemicals in its products.
E-liquid maker Five Pawns Inc. violated California, New York and Indiana consumer protection laws when it advertised and sold e-liquid flavors that include diacetyl and acetyl propionyl, chemicals that studies have shown can cause scarring in lungs, emphysema and other respiratory problems, the suit claims.
Warnings posted on the Irvine, California-based company's products and website don't mention the presence of diacetyl and...
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