Forty state attorneys general have asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to regulate electronic cigarettes. This petition comes after several disturbing incidents involving the nicotine alternatives.
One mother in Utah says she was charging her e-cigarette when suddenly it exploded and burned her three-year-old son. CNN's Pamela Brown reports.
Kinzie Barlow says her son Khonor suffered first and second degree burns but is expected to make a full recovery.
That doesn't negate from the scary experience.
Barlow says, "Seeing your child on fire and them screaming help me is pretty terrifying."
Industry experts say e-cigarette sales are poised to rake in 1.7 bilion dollars from an estimated four million users, though safety experts say this incident and others like it are troubling.