The Lebanon Fire department reminds everyone to use caution and be aware of hazards with the use and storage of Lithium-Ion Batteries. Lithium-ion batteries supply power to many kinds of devices including smartphones, laptops, scooters, e-cigarettes, smoke alarms, toys, and even cars. In rare cases, they can cause a fire or explosion.
Stop using the battery if you notice any of the following:
- Change in color
- Too much heat
- Change in shape
- Odd noises
If you notice any of the above signs and it is safe to do so, move the device away from anything that can catch fire. Call 9-1-1.
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