While the debate is ongoing about whether or not vaping is better for your health or not, there is a bigger concern vapers should have: The safety of the device itself. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), these vape pens can be dangerous – especially in terms of burns as well as their risk for tobacco addiction – just like traditional cigarettes. The FDA has taken steps recently to allow consumers and retailers to report issues with vaping devices – so that they can better track defects. One of the defects that is common among these devices, especially lower-priced ones, is that they can ignite. According to a recent article in WCCFTech, the FDA has now released their new online updated tool so that you can report any issues you find with your own vape device.
There is a shocking number of defects already found in vaping devices. Some of these devices and health risks include:
If you have been injured by a defective device, even though these devices are marketed as safe alternatives to cigarettes, you could potentially file a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer as well as other companies involved in the distribution chain of the product. Just some injuries reported from defective devices include:
No, the FDA does not regulate vaping devices – even though they are tracking issues known with them. Instead, the FDA is working on regulations that would help broaden their authority to track and investigate these devices – so that they can be more properly regulated. But, because they are not regulated as of yet, manufacturers can use products that are unsafe and even use chemicals that are not necessarily allowed in consumer products – and potentially unsafe for consumption.
Regardless of the product, if you have been injured due to a product defect, you could be entitled to compensation under the law. The product liability attorneys at Berkowitz and Hanna LLC can assist you with your claim. Contact Berkowitz and Hanna LLC today to schedule a no-obligation case evaluation. Call 866-479-7909 or contact us online to get started.