These Glittery iPhone Cases Are Being Recalled Over Reports Of Skin Burns And Irritation
A range of glittery iPhone cases is being recalled after complaints surfaced that the content in these cases can leak when broken and harm users
The cases in question are produced by MixBin, a company that sell cases for the iPhone 6, 6S, and 7 at various major retailers like Amazon.
According to The Verge, more than 200,000 cases are currently being recalled in the US, Canada, and Mexico.
The recall includes all of the cases for iPhone 6, 6s, and 7 and cases sold from October 2015 to June 2017.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported that there have been 24 reports worldwide of skin irritation or chemical burns caused by the leakage of these cases
One consumer reported she suffered permanent scarring from a chemical burn, while another reported chemical burns and swelling of her face, neck, chest, upper body, leg, and hands.
While MixBin has refused to reveal what the phone case liquid is made of, a description of one MixBin glitter iPhone case on Amazon (which is no longer for sale) states it as "safe food grade snow globe liquid"
The cases are all made of plastic and contain glitter which floats in liquid on the back of the covers - a design which has become popular in recent months.
This isn't the first time we've heard something like this. Last year, a nine-year-old girl was scarred for life after the pink, glittery liquid in her iPhone case leaked onto her leg
The pink glitter leaked onto Olivia Retter's leg while she was in bed, leaving her with a mark in the same shape as her iPhone 5c.
Doctors confirmed that she suffered severe chemical burn caused by the glitter.
If you happen to own a similar glitter case, whether it's by MixBin or not, do take care not to let the liquid inside come into contact with your skin if the case leaks. Or you can just change your iPhone case.