Dangerous Glitter iPhone Cases Being Recalled


Published August 3, 2017 at 2:52 pm


Just when you thought that, of all things, glitter could never hurt you.

Health Canada recently announced it’s initiating a joint recall with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission and MixBin Electronics of MixBin’s Liquid Glitter iPhone case.

The recall involves several styles of the affected iPhone cases, which all contain liquid and glitter that are floating in the plastic case.

Here’s a list of affected products:

According to Health Canada, liquid and glitter can leak out of the case if it breaks or cracks and cause skin irritation, blisters or burns.

As of July 17, the distributor has received no reports of injuries or incidents in Canada, but such reports have been received in other countries.

In the United Kingdom, the distributor has received four reports of chemical burns, itching, redness, and blisters due to leakage.  An additional 19 reports of leakage causing skin irritation were received from consumers in the U.S.

Approximately 11,444 units of the affected products were sold in Canada at Victoria’s Secret retail stores, online and airport duty-free shops. Approximately 263,000 affected units were sold in the United States and approximately 400 units in Mexico.

The recalled products were sold from October 2015 to June 2017.

The products were manufactured in China.

If you have this product, you should stop using it and contact MixBin Electronics for instructions on how to obtain a full refund. For more information, contact MixBin Electronics by telephone at 1-855-215-4935 Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, or visit the recall website.

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