Liquid glitter phone cases recalled after multiple reports of chemical burns


Liquid glitter phone cases are all the rage, both online and in stores these days.

The sequin-decorated plastic coverings are filled with a liquid that is comparable to a snow globe -- give it a shake it and glitter explodes, permeating around the case in one viscous motion.

And though entrancing, the cases reportedly pose quite a danger, according to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. There have been multiple reports of the liquid inside the cases leaking through cracks and onto skin, causing painful chemical burns and scarring.

The affected cases, which have been sold at stores like Tory Burch, Victoria's Secret, Henri Bendel and online, come in a variety of colors and designs.

MixBin, now at the center of a recall, is a popular manufacturer of these cases for various brands.

Photo: MixBin

Users have been coming forward on Twitter to share snapshots of these burns and warn others who are still using or buying the phone cases.

One Twitter user told Buzzfeed that she was burned even though her phone was in her pocket. "Throughout the day, I felt a burning sensation on my leg but I thought they were just razor burns or something," she said about the injury that has taken more than a month to heal.

And just last year, a 9-year-old girl from England was left with an iPhone-shaped burn on her leg after the glitter leaked right through her case. Similarly, others have reported permanent scarring.

After more than 24 reports of the chemical burns surfaced, the manufacturer of the cases has issued a recall of the product. So far, nearly 275,000 iPhone cases have been recalled, according to CNN.

If you own one of these cases, stop using it and contact MixBin immediately.

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