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Apple iPhone glitter cases are being recalled for causing chemical burns

Users have reported incidents of severe skin irritation and chemical burns due to the liquid inside these cases.

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Everyone loves fancy phone covers, and if you add a little glitter to them, what’s better than that! Lately, liquid glitter cases are the fad. But who would thing these innocent-looking glitter-filled cases could turn deadly? Shockingly, a lot of users reported incidence of severe skin irritation and chemical burns due to the liquid inside the case. Soon after the company that makes these glitter cases for Apple iPhones was forced to recalling them.

MixBin Electronics manufactures decorative liquid glitter iPhone cases. These cases were sold at stores including GetMixBin.com, Amazon.com, henribendel.com, Nordstrom Rack stores, Tory Burch stores, and Victoria’s Secret stores in the US, Canada, and Mexico. However, at least 24 people have reportedly suffered some kind of allergic reaction because of the liquid chemical inside the case leaking.

One of the users sustained burns on her back and has posted about it on Twitter. Another user told BuzzFeed News how she got a burn because of the liquid-filled glitter iPhone case. “Throughout the day, I felt a burning sensation on my leg but I thought they were just razor burns or something because that’s usually what it is,” she said. “When i got home my leg was a really bright red,” Stephanie said. She had purchased the case from Charming Charlie store.

Another woman who had ordered her case from Amazon also suffered allergic reaction, when she noticed cracks on her iPhone case. In another startling incident, one woman fell asleep on her phone, which caused the liquid to leak on her arm, causing burns. One consumer has also reported permanent scarring from the chemical burn, while another has reported chemical burns and swelling to her leg, face, neck, chest, upper body and hands. ALSO READ: Apple iPhone 4S allegedly causes fire, plaintiffs seek over $75,000 in damages

The recall includes cases for iPhone 6, iPhone 6S, and iPhone 7, which were sold from October 2015 to June this year, and were between $15 to $65 (approximately Rs 4,200). Acknowledging the issue, the company said, “MixBin Electronics is recalling certain styles of decorative liquid glitter iPhone cases. The cases contain liquid and glitter that are floating in the plastic case. The cases are being recalled due to the risk of skin irritation, blisters or burns if the liquid contained in the phone case leaks and comes into contact with the skin due to breakage or cracking of the case.”

The company is, however, offering reimbursement to customers who can verify their case was purchased from MixBin. Customers are required to provide a photo of the accessory to claim the refund. On its page, the company suggests users not to dispose off their case till their claim is confirmed. RELATED: Yet another Apple iPhone 6 Plus catches fire

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  • Published Date: August 3, 2017 5:08 PM IST
  • Updated Date: August 3, 2017 5:40 PM IST