- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 2, 2017

A recall was issued for over 260,000 iPhone cases with a glittery liquid mix because consumers reported serious injuries and burns when the case broke and the liquid came in contact with their skin.

“There have been 24 reports worldwide of skin irritation or chemical burns,” from the glittery liquid mix, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said in its recall of the product.

Nineteen cases occurred in the U.S., with one consumer reporting “permanent scarring from a chemical burn and another consumer reported chemical burns and swelling to her leg, face, neck, chest, upper body and hands.”

About 263,000 iPhone cases in the U.S., in addition to 11,400 sold in Canada and 400 in Mexico, are part of the recall. A complete list of products and their identifying numbers can be found on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website.

The cases were manufactured in China and distributed by MixBin Electronics LLC of Hamilton, N.J.

The liquid is encased in the plastic mobile phone cover shell and was available online and in stores between October 2015 and June 2017 for between $15 and $65. They were sold online through Amazon, the distributor MixBin and popular stores including Nordstrom Roack, Tory Burch, Henri Bendel and Victoria’s Secret.

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