263,000 iPhone Cases Recalled After Users Receive Nasty Burns

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August 01, 2017Aug 01, 2017

The oh-so-trendy transparent yet incredibly colorful landline phones of the 1980s and ‘90s proved that telephones could be fashionable — and incredibly bright. And now in the era of ubiquitous smartphones, they’ve become fashion accessories again with the vast myriad of cellphone cases you can purchase for them and switch out to match your outfits. But sporting burned skin from your iPhone case isn’t exactly vogue.

That’s why MixBin Electronic has just issued a recall for 263,000 iPhone cases, according to NBC affiliate WLWT5. The recall covers the iPhone 6, 6S, and 7 models.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission made the announcement Tuesday after MixBin voluntarily recalled 24 different case designs. What did they all have in common? Glitter.

The commission says there have been 19 reports of chemical burns and skin irritations in connection to the phone cases in the U.S. plus several more worldwide. All the phone cases contain liquid and glitter, which can leak out onto the user if the case cracks or splits.

“One consumer reported permanent scarring from a chemical burn and another consumer reported chemical burns and swelling to her leg, face, neck, chest, upper body and hands,” the commission said in their recall notice.

The notice includes photos and descriptions of 24 different models sold at stores like Amazon, Nordstrom Rack, and Victoria’s Secret between Oct. 2015 and June 2017. Owners of these cases are urged to contact MixBin for a full refund.

According to Gizmodo, the glittery liquid that’s leaking out of the cases is reportedly “safe food grade snow globe liquid.” Blistered skin is a poor price to pay for shiny fashion.

Let your friends and family know about this recall! In other product recall news, a massive warning has been sent out about salmonella-infected fruit that has already sickened people in 12 states.

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