Worcester Public Schools Urge Families To Replace Now-Recalled Verizon Hotspots Given To Students

The Verizon internet hotspots distributed to some Worcester Public School students have been recalled because they could potentially be a fire hazard.

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- Worcester public schools gave out some of the wireless hotspots which are now being recalled. The superintendent says that the Verizon hotspots were given to students for distance learning. But the battery can overheat, causing a fire risk. Verizon has released an update that has automatically installed. But that update will keep the battery from recharging. The hotspots will only work when they're plugged in. So in an email to families, the district is asking folks to call Verizon to get a different model for free.