Recall announced for glitter iPhone cases sold by MixBin Electronics


More than 260,000 glitter iPhone cases, distributed by MixBin Electronics and sold at a variety of retail outlets, including Amazon, Nordstrom Rack and Victoria’s Secret are being recalled because the sparkling mixture inside the cases can leak out and cause skin burns or irritation, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). They were made in China for the iPhone 6, 6s and 7 and sold from October 2015 to June 2017. The cases contain glitter that floats in a liquid. If the case breaks, the substance can leak out and cause chemical burns and skin irritation. There were related real accidents.

Burn from the iPhone case

“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 Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) revealed in a statement. The company announced the recall after 24 reports worldwide of skin irritation or chemical burns. Nineteen of the reports came from the United StatesMixBin Electronics will offer a full refund. They can be contacted at The cases retail for $15 to $65. Even though the product has been officially recalled they are still circulating on eBay.


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