Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Glitter iPhone cases sold at Victoria's Secret recalled after reports of chemical burns and scarring

By Michelle Robertson, SFGATE Published 12:10 pm, Wednesday, August 2, 2017

About 275,000 sparkly iPhone cases are being recalled after reports the glitter-filled liquid inside causes chemical burns and skin irritation, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

MixBin Electronics sold the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone 7 cases throughout North America at retailers like Victoria's Secret, Nordstrom Rack, Henri Bendel and Amazon.

Twenty-four cases of liquid leakage and subsequent skin irritation or burns have been reported worldwide, says the CPSC, with 19 from the U.S. One consumer reported permanent scarring, and another experienced swelling to her leg, face, neck, chest, upper body and hands.

The cases, which were manufactured in China, have been on the market since fall 2015 and sell for between $15 and $65.

CPSC recommends consumers stop using the cases immediately and contact MixBin for a full refund. See the above gallery for photos of some of the recalled cases.

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