When lithium ion batteries are over charged, are overheating and are old in general occasionally the cells in the battery outgas a flammable electrolyte substance- and as a safety measure this is why the lithium ion battery swells so that it does not cause a fire.
If you notice that your device looks slightly distorted- it may be that the cover of your tablet is slightly pushed out or the trackpad on your laptop isn’t working like usual it could mean that the lithium ion battery is swelling.
Here are some tips to prevent your lithium ion batteries from swelling:
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