Exploding Lithium Ion Batteries

You've heard about injuries caused by smartphone batteries and e-cigarettes exploding, causing serious injury.

Samsung had to recall all its new Samsung Note 7 phones, and take the product off the market, because the lithium ion batteries were blowing up and causing severe burns.

Likewise, users of e-cigarettes or "vapes" have discovered that these devices can explode in your hand, in your face or in your pocket. Again, the culprit is the lithium ion battery.

This rechargeable battery type is a favorite of electronic designers because it is lightweight and carries a powerful charge. The problem is that it is also fragile, and especially volatile when heated up.

Pioneers In Dangerous Technology Compensation Cases

Samsung and e-cigarette makers are just the latest companies realizing the danger in lithium ion-powered products. Dell, Sony, Apple, Lenovo, Panasonic, Toshiba, Hitachi, Fujitsu and Sharp have all had to recall laptops and other devices.

The fact that technology companies are aware of the dangers of lithium ion batteries, and are still selling them to consumers, deepens the negligence leading to these injuries.

At Rosenthal & Kreeger LLP, we have the technical savvy and the legal experience to file successful product liability lawsuits for injured consumers.

Our attorneys also litigate cases in which e-cigarette cartridges burst and the toxic flood is splashed in people's eyes -- or worse, is swallowed.

If you have been injured by an exploding lithium ion-powered device, call our offices in Roseville or Sacramento at 916-677-4979 for a no-charge, no-obligation case evaluation. Or email our lawyers a description of your injuries.