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Verizon recalls 2.5 million hotspot devices due to fire hazard – CNBC

The recall comes at a time when more consumers have relied on hotspots to get by during stay-at-home orders resulting from the pandemic.

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Verizon is recalling 2.5 million hotspot devices after discovering that the lithium ion battery can overheat, creating a fire and burning hazard.
The recall impacts Ellipsis Jetpack mobile hotspots imported by Franklin Wireless Corp and sold between April 2017 and March 2021. The affected models are labeled: MHS900L, MHS900LS and MHS900LPP. Verizon disclosed the recall Thursday alongside a notice from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
A Verizon spokesperson said just over 1 million…

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