By Red Pill  |  08-05-2017   News
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Popular iPhone accessories made by MixBin brand cases are now being massively recalled, due to the immense risk of skin irritation and chemical burns caused by liquid and glitter leaking out of the cases, according to a report from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">RECALL ALERT: Popular &quot;glitter&quot; iPhone case recalled after dozens report burns from the liquid: <a href="https://t.co/jGJ0mfxdGD">https://t.co/jGJ0mfxdGD</a> <a href="https://t.co/G0imgukMTL">pic.twitter.com/G0imgukMTL</a></p>&mdash; Good Morning America (@GMA) <a href="https://twitter.com/GMA/status/892706385556774912">August 2, 2017</a></blockquote>

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"MixBin electronics distributed liquid glitter iPhone cases for the iPhone 6, 6s and 7. These are being recalled because they can leak liquid and glitter and cause skin irritation and burns to consumers," Patty Davis, a spokesperson for the CPSC told the media.

The CPSC reports that a grand total of 24 people worldwide, including 19 in the U.S., have reported skin irritation or severe chemical burns from the cases, with one specific case reporting “permanent scarring” and another case reporting “chemical burns and swelling to her leg, face, neck, chest, upper body and hands.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/iPhone?src=hash">#iPhone</a> glitter case <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/recall?src=hash">#recall</a>! Stop using immediately! <a href="https://t.co/4a5KNJslIr">https://t.co/4a5KNJslIr</a> <a href="https://t.co/cuJcCJ2pCS">pic.twitter.com/cuJcCJ2pCS</a></p>&mdash; Laptop Guy (@TheLaptopGuy) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheLaptopGuy/status/893257009935659008">August 3, 2017</a></blockquote>

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In case you are wondering if your phone accessory case is affected, CPSC reports that the affected cases were sold by Amazon, Henri Bendel, MixBin, Nordstrom Rack, Tory Burch and Victoria's Secret from October of 2015 to June of 2017.

Around 263,000 total units have been affected in the United States, plus an additional 11,400 that were sold in Canada alongside another 400 which were sold in Mexico. On the CPSC website, it says that affected cases will be refunded, although they don't comment on medical bills for the injuries.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Do you own an iPhone case like this? <br><br>Recall Alert: <a href="https://t.co/ccW2Xxdnq7">https://t.co/ccW2Xxdnq7</a><br><br>More Examples: <a href="https://t.co/OZwOTJOpSW">https://t.co/OZwOTJOpSW</a> <a href="https://t.co/yGhrzfFEpj">pic.twitter.com/yGhrzfFEpj</a></p>&mdash; Local 12/WKRC-TV (@Local12) <a href="https://twitter.com/Local12/status/893619311075618816">August 4, 2017</a></blockquote>

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"If you do have these, we urge you to act quickly, get these out of your home, contact MixBin electronics. They will give you a full refund," Davis tells ABC.

Check the CPSC site now to see if your case has been affected or if you have any concerns for family who may also own one.

Source:

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/MixBin-Electronics-Recalls-iPhone-Cases

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