Massive Recall of Glitter iPhone Cases Due to Burns: What You Need to Know

Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 21-Aug-2017

They are shiny, glittery and very popular among young people—but they are also apparently unsafe. Last week, as ABC News reports, the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a massive recall of liquid glitter iPhone cases manufactured by MixBin Electronics after consumers reported receiving skin irritation and chemical burns from them.

The recall includes 24 different models of cases for iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone 7, accounting for nearly 275,000 cases in total. The phone cases were sold between October 2015 and June 2017 from retailers like Amazon, Nordstrom Rack, Victoria’s Secret and others. According to the CPSC, the glittery liquid from these cases can cause burns to the skin if the case cracks or breaks. As of early last week, at least 24 customers worldwide had reported burns or skin irritation, including one who reported permanent scarring.

To help you discover whether you have an iPhone case included in the recall, the CPSC has posted a full list of models included in the recall. If you see your model listed, stop using the product immediately and contact MixBin for a full refund. (No word at press time on what the company is doing to compensate victims.)

What to Do If You Feel a Product Is Dangerous

Unfortunately, new products frequently come with defects and flaws, some of them potentially harmful—and MixBin’s glitter cases are simply the latest example. If see any indication that a product you own may be dangerous, stop using the product, and report your concerns to manufacturer and the Consumer Products Safety Commission. If you discover the product is under recall, contact the manufacturer to learn next steps. (Read our recent article here to find out how to check for current recalls on children’s products.)

If you or a loved one receives an injury from any home product, speak with an attorney to learn your rights. Our Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys may be able to help.

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