New Jersey-based MixBin Electronics has issued a product defect recall for liquid glitter iPhone cases after at least two dozen people reported suffering chemical burns. According to a news report in the Daily Hornet, the recalled cases were sold at Victoria’s Secret, Nordstrom Rack, Tory Burch, Henri Bendel and MixBin stores all around the country. At least 24 people worldwide, including 19 in the United States, have reported skin irritation or chemical burns after the liquid-filled glitter iPhone cases broke open and the liquid leaked out.
Burns Resulted in Permanent Scars
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that some of the injuries were extensive or resulted in permanent scarring. One consumer who used the case reported permanent scars from a chemical burn and another consumer reported chemical burns and swelling to her leg, face, neck, chest, upper body and hands. MixBin has not yet said what is causing the burns, but the liquid glitter has been described on Amazon.com as “safe food-grade snow globe liquid.”
The recall involves 263,000 MixBin liquid glitter mobile phone cases for the iPhone 6, iPhone 6S, iPhone 7. They were sold both online and in retail stores nationwide between October 2015 and June 2017 for $15 to $65. If you have one of these cases, it would be in your best interest to stop using them immediately and contact the manufacturer for a full refund. To get a refund, you must register for a refund and upload a picture of the case. For more information, visit phonecaserecall.expertinquiry.com or call (855) 215-4935.
Product Liability Issues
Product manufacturers have a responsibility to ensure that the items they put on the market are safe for consumers. In cases where products cause injuries when they are used as intended, injured victims can file what is known as a product liability lawsuit seeking compensation for damages including medical expenses, lost wages, permanent injuries, pain and suffering and emotional distress.
In some cases, affected individuals may also be able to band together and file a class action lawsuit against the manufacturer of the defective product. An experienced product liability attorney will be able to analyze all aspects of your case and help you determine the best course of action for your particular situation.