Many of the electronic gadgets on the market today are powered by rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. These batteries work by converting electricity from the magnetic movement of lithium ions in a liquid solution within the battery. This technology has been used to power our handheld devices for over two decades.
Problems arise when companies cut corners in the safe design of the batteries in order to make them smaller, cheaper and more efficient.
Lithium is extremely flammable and when exposed to the air and/or high heat, it can explode.
In the rush to make a smaller battery with a longer life, companies have produced dangerous batteries that are more apt to overheat, short circuit, perforate and explode, often critically injuring the user of the device. Lithium-ion batteries have been known to cause severe burns of unsuspecting users and have also caused substantial property damage due to fire.
Lithium-ion battery recalls have been common in the news in recent years and the devices affected range from cellphones and other mobile devices to hover boards to lap top computers to wireless headphones and e-cigarettes.
Wolff Ardis, P.C. has represented individuals who have been injured by defective lithium-ion batteries. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury or lost property due to a fire or explosion from a device equipped with a lithium-ion battery, please call the attorneys at Wolff Ardis, P.C. You may be entitled to compensation, so contact use today for a free no-obligation consultation.