August 3, 2017
A distributor of glittered iPhone cases sold at major retailers is recalling the product over fears it has caused skin irritation and burns.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission posted a notice Tuesday with details of the recall. MixBin Electronics of Hamilton, N.J., distributed the phone cases, decorated with liquid glitter inside the plastic casing, and is offering a full refund to customers.
According to the commission’s notice, there have been 24 instances worldwide of reported skin irritation or chemical burns linked to the product. Among those cases, one consumer said she suffered burns and swelling throughout her body. Another customer said they suffered such a bad burn that caused permanent scarring.
MixBin said on its website that cracked cases and leaking liquid glitter may cause those types of injuries.
The recalled MixBin models have been sold on the company’s website, Amazon.com and at Nordstrom Rack, Victoria’s Secret, Henri Bendel and Tony Burch stores. They have also been sold on websites for Victoria’s Secret and Henri Bendel.
At least 263,000 recalled cases were sold for between $15 and $65 from October 2015 through this June.
Original headline: Glittered iPhone cases sold at Amazon, Nordstrom Rack recalled Copyright 2017 U.P.I. All Rights Reserved.
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