MixBin Electronics has recalled about 263,000 iPhone cases that were filled with liquid glitter, following “at least” 24 reports of users facing skin irritations, being burned, and even getting permanently scarred after the cases broke and the liquids seeped out.
These phone protectors made in China contain a scintillating chemical liquid. If the case breaks, the liquid may flow, causing irritation, redness, blisters, or burns, coming into contact with the skin.
Five cases of chemical burns have been reported in the United Kingdom and 19 have been reported in the United States.
In Canada, 11,444 cases sold at Victoria’s Secret stores, online and duty-free are recalled while 400 are recalled in Mexico.
“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 US Consumer Product Safety Commission stated in a report.
They were sold online and at Henri Bendel, MixBin, Nordstrom Rack, Tory Burch and Victoria’s Secret stores nationwide from October 2015 through June 2017 for between $15 and $65.
“Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cases and contact MixBin Electronics for a full refund,” the CPSC report said.
While MixBin has refused to reveal what the phone case liquid actually is, a description on Amazon describes it as “safe food grade snow globe liquid.”
The owners of a case must contact MixBin Electronics, the US company responsible for importing the product, in order to obtain a refund.