Liquid-filled iPhone cases recalled after reports of chemical burns

Liquid-filled iPhone cases recalled after reports of chemical burns

MixBin Electronics is recalling some styles of its cases, in which glitter floats around in the liquid substance. Reports started surfacing of leaking cases and subsequent blisters, burns, and swelling caused by the liquid inside. One consumer had permanent scarring from a chemical burn.

Major retailers including Amazon, Henri Bendel, Tory Burch, Nordstrom Rack and Victoria Secret themselves sold these phone cases for iPhone 6, 6S and 7.

Almost 275,000 glitter iPhone cases have been recalled after reports that they have caused skin irritation and chemical burns for some users, according to CNN.

While the recall mainly affects the US, Canada and Mexico the cases were also sold online. The full list of recalled products can be found here, and it includes 263,000 items sold in the USA, plus 11,400 sold in Canada, and 400 in Mexico.

As for what in the hell this "liquid material" is made of, we have reached out to MixBin for comment. One woman posting a rash she says came from her case and another posting a burn from a case. For now, though, it probably makes more sense to just get a case with a bootleg Disney character on it or something.

The company is offering full refunds of the purchased I Phone cases.

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