Man alleges battery in electronic cigarette purchased at Civil Vapes exploded, caused burns

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 13, 2018

HOUSTON – A Houston man has filed a suit against the sellers of an electronic cigarette after he was allegedly burned when the device's battery exploded.

HOUSTON – A Houston man has filed a suit against the sellers of an electronic cigarette after he was allegedly burned when the device's battery exploded.

Timothy Wigley filed a complaint on Jan. 26 in the Harris County District Court against Just Vapes LLC, Alta Holdings LLC and NSA Corp., all doing business as Civil Vapes, citing strict liability and negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on June 14, 2016, he sustained dramatic and devastating injuries due to the explosion of the rechargeable battery in his electronic cigarette. He alleges he purchased the electronic cigarette from Civil Vapes.

The plaintiff holds Just Vapes LLC, Alta Holdings LLC and NSA Corp. responsible because the defendants allegedly sold a defective product and failed to warn of the defects and safety hazards.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks monetary relief of more than $200,000 but not more than $1 million and such other relief to which he is entitled. He is represented by Daniel D. Horowitz III of The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz III in Houston.

Harris County District Court case number 2018-05420

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