New York teen blinded by E-cigarette explosion


(CNN) – 14-year-old Leor Domatov learned an unfortunate and potentially dangers of vaping, slay for using an electronic cigarette.

Unfortunate, because as a minor it’s still unclear why he was allowed to test out one of the devices at the plaza vapes kiosk at Brooklyn’s Kings Plaza mall. Leor suffered serious and possible permanent injuries to his hands and eyes.

Domatov explains, “The guy was showing me different products of the vaporizers. While he was showing me, he connected one of the vaporizers to the battery of the store. He gave it to me to hold and when I was holding it, it exploded in my hands and my face.”

Jay Dow of New York said, “It’s important to know Leor was with his friends, not his parents, when he went to the vaping kiosk. There was no parental supervision. Still, both local and state laws say it’s illegal to sell those products to minors. Leor is just 14-years-old.”

CNN spoke with an employee at plaza vapes who told us it was only her second day on the job and left a message for her boss, but added she was indeed aware of what happened to Leor.

Attorney Mark Freund, “Leor was being marketed at the entrance of the Kings Plaza mall, a mall that caters to children. Leor’s father has since hired attorney Marc Freund to take on the case.

Freund showed us the stack of ad cards he says the kiosk staff hands out to people as they walk by. The card promotes the company’s Instagram account, and vaping products that bear a striking resemblance to popular breakfast cereals.

Freund: “The duty falls to Kings Plaza and the kiosk owner to make sure there’s signs in place to warn the children. There was not even a single sign advising of the city and state law until after this incident takes place.”

CNN also reached out to Kings Plaza management and was told there was no one in the office available to comment for our story.

Meantime, medically speaking, Leor has a long road ahead of him filled with doctor’s appointments and a lot of rest.

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