Liquid-filled iPhone cases called back after reports of chemical burns

Published: August 2, 2017
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PHOTO: CNN

PHOTO: CNN

Around 275,000 iPhone cases that contain glitter filled with liquid are being recalled after reports of leakage that caused burns and skin irritation, CNN reported.

An electronics company with the name MixBin Electronics sold the cases designed for iPhone 6, 6s and 7 through Amazon, Henri Bendel, Nordstrom Rack, Tory Burch, Victoria’s Secret and GetMixBin.com.

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MixBin later announced the recall after receiving 24 reports worldwide of skin irritation or chemical burns. Nineteen of the reports came from the USA, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.

In a statement, MixBin said that if the case cracks or breaks, the liquid can leak out and come into contact with people’s skin. One consumer reported permanent scarring from a chemical burn, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Another consumer reported chemical burns and swelling to her leg, face, neck, chest, upper body and hands, the commission said.

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The plastic cases have been manufactured in China.

According to commission’s report customers should immediately stop using the summoned back cases and contact MixBin for a refund.

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