Recent studies show that Americans spend up to 5 hours a day on their mobile
devices – that’s a significant portion of our days. The Apple
iPhone is one of the most popular phones on the market. Apple sold more
than 201 million units in 2016 alone. Because we spend such a significant
amount of time on our phones, cases and accessories are important to users,
including iPhone cases. Unfortunately, a recent recall announced by MixBin
Electronics reveals dangers with certain iPhone 6, 6s and 7 cases. Approximately
263,000 iPhone cases were included in the recall – all that contain
glitter inside liquid. The defect is attributed to leaking, reports of
burns and skin irritation. The manufacturer released a list of retailers
where the glitter phone cases may have been purchased as recently as June of 2017:
- Henri Bendel
- Nordstrom Rack
- Tory Burch
- Victoria’s Secret
MixBin’s concern is that if the case breaks or cracks, the liquid
inside the case can come into contact with a person’s skin. The
recall was announced following 24 reports of chemical burns or skin irritation.
Of the 24 worldwide reports, 19 of them were within the United States.
One report left a consumer with permanent scarring from the burn. Another
report stated that an individual suffered from burns and swelling to their
chest, neck, face, leg, hands and upper body. The cases were manufactured
in China and were sold worldwide.
MixBin urges anyone who may have a case that has been recalled to stop
using immediately and contact the company for a refund.
mixbin.com to determine whether your phone is affected by the recall. If you have
any questions about the phone case and recall, please contact their customer
service at 855-245-4935 Monday through Friday, 8AM-5PM.
If you or a loved one were injured by a defective phone case, you may be
entitled to damages for medical costs and suffering. Call Jones &
Swanson today for more information at (770) 427-5498.