You know that saying, all the glitters isn't gold? Well, some things that glitter apparently can cause chemical burns. That's right — iPhone glitter cases are being recalled across the country for causing burns on people holding their phones. Picture it: You're holding your iPhone while scrolling through Twitter and suddenly your skin feels like it's on fire — what could be worse?
MixBin Electronics is the culprit because they sold the cases made for iPhones through Amazon, Henri Bendel, Nordstrom Rack, Victoria’s Secret, Tory Burch, and GetMixBin.com. And now, nearly 275,000 copies of the popular liquid glitter cases are being recalled because of reactions like the one below.
Facebook user Ericka Lindsey shared with her friends what happened to her as a result of the damaged cases: "I had rolled onto it, causing direct contact with this liquid that smells like strong gas [or] very toxic." She ended up having to go to the ER where they gave her topical steroids because of the severity of her burns.
She's not alone in her suffering as a result of the dangerous merchandise. Amber Sterling shared her experience on Facebook in May, "For the last day and a half, I have been smelling gas on my hands and burning when I touched my face. It took me a good bit but I finally realized it was from my phone case! It was leaking... The fumes are strong. They burn your skin. Leaves rashes."
And according to the spokesperson for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Patty Davis, "If you do have these, we urge you to act quickly, get these out of your home, contact MixBin electronics, they will give you a full refund." Maybe next time just stick with OtterBox?