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Glittery iPhone cases being sold online on sites like Amazon could cause severe chemical burns!
Cases designed for iPhones that have a glittering gel within them have widely been reported to have caused serious burn injuries. The Chinese manufacturer of these cases MixBin has so far recalled around 275,000 cases.

The cases were made for three models of iPhone namely iPhone 6, 6s and 7.

Reports had surfaced of the glitter liquid leaking from cases and causing skin burns.

These uniquely designed cases had gone viral and become highly popular because of their new concept. Canadian government has reported that 11,444 such cases were sold in the country. However, in the United States alone, a whopping 263,000 glitter cases have already been sold.

Canada, as of now, has not reported any case of burn injury, however, 19 cases have been reported from the US and four from the United Kingdom.

The liquid gel present in the case would ooze out if the shell covering it was broken or cracked and as soon as the liquid gel got in touch with the skin, it caused serious burn injuries even leading to blisters in certain cases, according to a statement released by Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on Wednesday.

For over two years, these cases priced between $15 to $65 had been selling online in the United States, Mexico and Canada through retailers like Amazon, Victoria's Secret, Henri Bendel, MixBin, Nordstrom Rack and Tory Burch.

The manufacturer, MixBin – a Chinese company that manufactures phone and tech accessories – in a statement put up on its website has asked the customers to get in touch with it and return the case. The company is also promising a full refund for the cases.

The statement issued by the company reads, "The cases are being recalled due to the risk of skin irritation, blisters or burns if the liquid contained in the phone case leaks and comes into contact with the skin due to breakage or cracking of the case."

But the cases reported have been of serious burns as well. In some cases, customers have allegedly suffered swelling on body parts as they came in contact with the gel leaked from the case.

As the news started spreading, people started posting pictures of the resultant skin burns on social media.

The manufacturer MaxBin may even face legal action for selling a harmful product.

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