In the United States, a complaint has been lodged against Amazon, LG Electronics et KMG-Imports after degassing both batteries in an electronic box. According to the victim, the two companies are responsible for turning his electronic cigarette into a real bomb.
In the state of Rhode Island in the United States, a man decided to pursue Amazon, LG Electronics et KMG-Imports in justice. The reason ? The sale of an electronic cigarette and batteries that would have caught fire and seriously burned in the leg and hands.
In a lawsuit filed last month in the Superior Court of Rhode Island, plaintiff Kyle Melone claims that two lithium-ion batteries he bought for his electronic cigarette " exploded spontaneously in his pocket burning his shorts and burning his leg. ". The material designated in this case is a 5W box 200W iPV2 that was accompanied by 2 LG HG18650 3000 XNUMXmAh accus.
During his hearing, the victim stated that he was in his father's car and that after the degassing he tried to remove the batteries from his pocket. According to the complaint, Kyle Melone spent three days in the intensive care unit at Rhode Island Hospital. His injuries, it is claimed, caused considerable pain and resulted in lost wages and large medical bills.
« Kyle suffered second degree burns on 98% of both hands and upper right thighs as well as third degree burns. These injuries prevent her from working, from supporting her fiancee. »
At the trial, it was alleged that Amazon, LG and KMG-Imports were negligent in the sale, manufacture and distribution of this defective material. The victim seeks damages and interest and reimbursement of health care bills. The amount of damages claimed has not been specified but is likely to be substantial.
Following this, Amazon KMG-Imports did not wish to comment. Regarding LG Electronics, a spokesman in the United States said: " We can not speak on behalf of LG Chem who manufactures the batteries, but we heard about another incident like this with a counterfeit battery ".