Studies, so far, have not determined the typical four ingredients in e-cigs – liquid nicotine, propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin and food flavoring – to be serious health hazards, as long as the ingredients are consumed correctly. Traditional cigarettes have, on average, more than 7,000 chemicals, 80 of which are linked to cancer. One has to wonder why it is taking so long for the FDA to promote e-cigs as a healthier alternative to smoking cigarettes.
If you are an e-cig distributor or importer, it appears the most likely Product Liability risk you face is batteries exploding or catching on fire. Batteries exploding or catching on fire means there is potential for bodily injury or property damage or both. What follows is advice on how to best minimize the risk of battery explosions or fires.
There are so many things that can go wrong with batteries. It is imperative that e-cig importers and distributors make time to understand and employ stringent risk management in this area.
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