The Link Between E-Cigarette Design And Explosions

Law360, New York (January 3, 2018, 11:22 AM EST) -- A 2017 U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) report has linked e-cigarette product construction to the severity of injuries suffered in explosion incidents. The study, released in concert with the Federal Emergency Management Administration, included extensive review and research into the construction of e-cigarettes and the reasons why severe injuries are more likely to occur with e-cigarettes than with other consumer products containing lithium-ion batteries.

The results show that the dual-cylindrical construction of the e-cigarette product and batteries is problematic. Unlike other consumer products including cell phones and laptops, e-cigarettes include cylindrical lithium-ion batteries installed in a cylindrical tube — one that is...

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