String Trimmer fell down - will the battery be OK?

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So, I used my new 15" split-shaft with rapid reload head over the weekend.  I propped the trimmer against the wall momentarily to move a trash bin.  I had the trimmer inverted, so the top of motor housing was resting on the driveway and the top of the battery attachment/arm rest area was against the wall.  Moments later, it began to slide and then fell to the driveway.  The arm rest got a bit scuffed and one of the rubber corners of the battery got a small scuff / nick.

I'm not concerned about the cosmetics, but more curious if the battery falling from that height is bad?  Is the battery housing strong enough to take the impact from a fall or do I have to worry that I've somehow damaged it internally?  Is there any chance it will stop working prematurely, or worse blow up on me during a charge or during usage?

I continued to use it without issue and even used it in my mower while the mower's battery charged, so I'm not seeing any operational issues at the present time.

I'm probably being paranoid, but figured I'd ask anyway.

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Blue Angel is right. Unless you've noticed a change in performance, there should be no issue.