Burn Injuries

Injuries From Exploding E-Cigarettes

By Sheila O’Shea Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, are an increasingly popular alternative to tobacco products. They deliver nicotine through a liquid solution that is vaporized by a heating element, powered by a lithium-ion battery. While the question of whether e-cigarettes are safer than traditional cigarettes remains debatable, e-cigarettes pose another hazard—the risk of […]

Hoverboards Cause Physical and Burn Injuries

Hoverboards have spiked in popularity and quickly become one of the most popular toys in America.  But these devices may just be explosions waiting to happen. Hoverboard toys are generally motorized, two-wheeled, self-balancing scooters that can travel at speeds up to 10 to 12 miles per hour. While they may appear to be fun and […]

Tristar pressure cookers cause burns and injuries

Every day, millions of Americans use household kitchen appliances to cook a variety of different foods. However, many products, such as pressure cookers, can often be defective, leading to severe injuries and hardship. When these pressure cookers cause injuries, both the manufacturer and retailer may be held liable for damages. Consumers around the country have […]

Fuel Gel Recall Over Fire & Burn Risk

On September 1, 2011, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) announced nine manufacturers and distributors had agreed to a voluntary recall of all pourable gel fuels they produced.  The recall came in response to dozens of reports of flash fires and burns caused by the gel fuel, including at least 2 deaths and […]