Since October 2015, the staff at the University of Washington Regional Burn Center in Seattle say they have treated 22 people for burns and other injuries caused by exploding e-cigarettes.
This is precisely why all vape manufacturers, sellers, distributors, and re-sellers of e-cigarettes and vape products should carry liability insurance. Victims of these types of injuries are likely to sue, and the legal costs alone could be enormous, even if you are not at fault for the injury.
About Lithium Ion Batteries in E-Cigarettes & Vape Devices
Since there are no set manufacturing standards for vaping and e-cigarette devices, some lithium ion batteries may be substandard or may come with faulty charging devices. In some cases, the problem lies with users who improperly charge their device.
Some vape users tamper with their e-cigarette batteries or vape device in order to get more voltage, which overheats the e-liquid. Though this produces a stronger hit of nicotine, it can also cause the battery to also overheat and explode.
Vape and E-Cigarette Insurance May Cover Your Liability Due to Exploding Devices
ape Insurance Pros (VAPE) provides liability insurance policies for those in the vape and electronic cigarette industry. If you are concerned about your exposure to lawsuits and medical expenses related to exploding e-cigarettes and vape devices, you should purchase a VAPE policy today.
VAPE is unique to the industry as we offer a “No Health Hazard Exclusion” for e-liquids, e-devices, or a combination of those items. Many other insurance companies either limit coverage or totally exclude coverage in these areas. Your current insurance policy may have a health hazard exclusion that is more restrictive than you anticipate.
Our insurance coverage includes general and product liability designed for:
- E-Liquid & E-juice
- Devices & Mods
- Private Labels
- Vape Shops & Retailers