Glittery iPhone Cases Cause Burns and Blisters, Recall Extends to Canada
According to a report by Global News, a global recall issued for a list of liquid glitter iPhone 6, 6s and 7 cases after reports of glitter liquid leaking from cases and causing skin irritations, blisters and burns, has been extended to Canada as well.
The Government of Canada’s recalls and safety alert notes that 11,444 affected units were sold in Canada between October 2015 and June 2017, and the customers who purchased them have ben asked to return them. Similarly, 263,000 glitter cases have been sold in the U.S. and about 400 in Mexico.
Although no injuries have so far been reported in Canada, 19 cases of the glitter gel leaking from the cases and causing burns have been reported in the United States.
“The cases are being recalled due to the risk of skin irritation, blisters or burns if the liquid contained in the phone case leaks and comes into contact with the skin due to breakage or cracking of the case,” a statement on MixBin Electronics’ website reads. “Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cases and contact MixBin Electronics for a full refund.”
The iPhone cases have been sold in Victoria Secret retail stores in Canada, as well as airport duty-free shops, the report details. In the U.S., they’ve been sold on Amazon, Henri Bendel, MixBin, Nordstrom Rack and Tory Burch.
For a full list of recalled products and their serial numbers, click here.