NEW YORK: Verizon remembers 2.5 million mobile access points after some reports of overheating and two reports of minor burns.
4G hotspots were used by schools and sold by stores. They are called Ellipsis Jetpack mobile access points and were imported by Franklin Wireless to San Diego.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday that the hot spot lithium-ion battery could overheat, endangering fires and burns.
Of the 2.5 million units, there were 15 reports of devices overheating, including six reports of fire damage to bedding or floors and two reports of minor burn injuries.
The units were sold by U.S. Verizon stores, other stores and school districts between April 2017 and March 2021. They sold for between $ 50 and $ 150.
Users can contact Verizon for a refund or replacement. Parents whose children received the Ellipsis Jetpack from their schools should contact the center for instructions on how to receive a replacement.
Verizon said of 2.5 million devices that are remembered, just over a million are currently in use. Of these, several hundred thousand were acquired and are being used by schools.