Warning: Your Glitter Cellphone Case Could Cause Harsh Chemical Burns

They are a common, everyday accessory, something we use without even thinking about it. Like a wallet or purse, your house keys or briefcase, your smartphone is a part of who you are. It carries your secrets and your struggles, your friendships and your finds. It’s a true reflection of who you are and what you want out of life. So, naturally, we like to encase it in something which reflects our personality, or at the very least, our appreciate of how important it is.

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This, however, could end up being a harmful mistake, especially if you tend towards glitz and glam. A company called MixBin has recently recalled their line of glitter-filled phones for a very simple reason – the objects have been accused of leaking a caustic liquid that, when it comes in contact with the skin, can cause a severe chemical burn. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission released a statement warning the public, with iPhone cases for the 6, 6s, and 7 affected.

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They were sold by outlets like Amazon, and go as far back as October of 2015. They could also be purchased at Henri Bendel, MixBin, Nordstrom Rack, Tory Burch, and Victoria’s Secret. Now, this is all in response to a rash of complaints – 24 worldwide, including 19 in the US – with people reporting injuries to their legs, faces, neck, chest, upper body, and hands (think of how you carry and hold your phone – this makes sense). Some have even been scarred for life.

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