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.
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.