Just about the highest selling new gadget on the market today is the hoverboard. Children and adults alike have been purchasing these new travel gadgets in staggering numbers. Like other new portable electronics such as the smart phone and E-Cigarette, hoverboards are powered by lithium ion batteries. Progress in the lithium ion battery industry has allowed manufacturers to create larger and more powerful battery powered electronics, but this progress does not come without its dangers.If you have been injured from an exploding battery in a hoverboard or another device, contact a Stockton accident lawyer.
Lithium ion batteries are powerful tools that have driven the development of our portable electronics industry. These batteries can pack a lot of power into a small space and are fully rechargeable. They use an alkali chemical solution inside a battery pack to transfer and store electric energy and the battery is divided into a positive and negative side which is separated by a thin sheet of plastic. Each side has a different chemical composition, and if the separating wall is damaged, the battery can heat up and explode. One does not need to stab the battery or cause excessive damage to start a fire, the batteries can come from the factory defective and explode without warning.
A curious individual may ask why we continue to use lithium ion batteries if they have a propensity to explode? We continue to use them because the energy density of a lithium ion battery is significantly higher than the other forms of battery technology available today, meaning that a smaller and lighter lithium ion battery can get the job done more efficiently.If you have any more questions, contact an accident lawyer in Stockton for advice.
The dangers of a lithium ion battery explosion are far more serious for a hoverboard user than a smart phone or E-cigarette user. The reason? The batteries used to power hoverboards are significantly larger and more powerful than those used in phones and vaporizers. The bigger the bomb, the bigger the explosion. Statistics show that hoverboard explosions are more likely to be caused by a factory defect when compared to vaporizers and handheld electronics explosions.
If you have experienced a catastrophic failure with your hoverboard, (hoverboard caught fire, or your hoverboard exploded) and you were injured or your property was damaged as a result, please let an accident lawyer and expert product liability attorney at this firm help you secure the compensation.
Did you know that there is an organization called World Against Toys Causing Harm (“WATCH”). They are an organization committed to ensuring children are kept safe from harmful toys and they produce an annual list of the 10 most dangerous toys available. The group claims that at least 19 toys have been recalled as a result of safety defects since January 2015.
There have been thousands of dangerous and defective toys manufactured over the years, and as you can see above, the problem persists to this day. Some toys are defective or dangerous by design, while others are unsafe due to a manufacturing defect or damage caused during shipping or use. Toys can be dangerous in many different ways and include both chemical and biological exposure hazards.
The above represent serious injuries and children across the country experience these tragic events every day. Sadly, some of these instances prove fatal for the children involved. Irresponsible toy designers and manufacturers need to be held accountable for injuries caused by dangerous toys.
An injured party should consult an experienced personal injury lawyer in Stockton if they or their child has been injured by a toy. Liability can fall on many different parties in a defective toy injury case, and a Stockton personal injury attorney can help. An injury lawyer at The Friel Law Firm will use their professional investigators and industry experts to build a case and hold responsible parties accountable. Call our injury lawyer in Stockton for a free consultation with a product liability attorney today.