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When batteries explode: Watch for these warning signs

Watch #LiveOnKVAL Monday, Feb. 12, at 11 p.m. for more on this story

Watch #LiveOnKVAL Monday, Feb. 12, at 11 p.m. for more on this story

They are in our television remote controls, cell phones, laptops, fitness bands and more.

Rechargeable batteries are a part of our daily lives - and more and more, they are becoming a part of our newscasts.

A toddler dies in a house fire in Pennsylvania after a hoverboard explodes.

A laptop catches fire in New York, leaving the owner with severe chemical burns.

And a cell phone explodes in a 10-year-old's pocket while at school here in Florida.

All blamed on rechargeable batteries.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there have been 49 different recalls of lithium-ion batteries since 2012. That totals more than 4.2 million products pulled.

So how can YOU determine if your device is a bomb waiting to explode?

Watch #LiveOnKVAL Monday, Feb. 12, at 11 p.m. for more on this story

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