iPhone Cases Recalled
October 6, 2017
Recall for Inflicting Chemical Burns on Consumers
Over 260,000 liquid iPhone cases are on a Fast Track Recall after inflicting serious and permanent chemical burns on consumers. So far, consumers have reported a total of 24 incidents of skin irritation and burns– and 19 of those injuries were caused in the United States.
Chemical burns can inflict serious medical symptoms, including the formation of blisters or black, dead skin at the site of contact, pain or numbness, redness, irritation or a burning sensation, vision changes if the chemical gets in the eyes, vomiting and cough. With these particular iPhone cases, consumers are likely to suffer contact injuries due to how common it is for people to store their phones on their person.
The phone cases, which are crafted for the iPhone 6 and 7 models, are distributed by MixBin Electronics and sold through retailers such as Tory Burch, Henri Bendel, Amazon, Victoria’s Secret and Nordstrom Rack. The recalled cases contain glitter, which is suspended inside its plastic packaging. They come in a variety of colors and designs, and are sold for anywhere in between $15 to $65.
At least one person has reported suffering permanent scarring as a result of chemical burns caused by the product defect. Another consumer sustained swelling accompanied with a chemical reaction on her neck, leg, face, chest, hands and upper body area. With so many models of the defective phone cases remaining in consumer’s hands, the danger is still very real.
The recalled iPhone cases were sold in stores as well as online between October 2015 and June 2017. They measure 5.5 inches by 2.75 inches, and the model and UPC (universal product code) numbers can be found on the product’s original packaging. To read the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) full recall and make sure that you do not own one of these defective and dangerous iPhone cases, please click here: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/MixBin-Electronics-Recalls-iPhone-Cases.
MixBin Electronics, the distributor of the defective iPhone cases, is complying with the recall and offering consumers a full refund in exchange for the product. The CPSC is advising that consumers who own the liquid glitter iPhone cases contact MixBin Electronics to initiate the refund process and to avoid using the dangerous phone cases in the meantime.
One bit of good news is that MixBin Electronics decided to comply with the CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track Recalls work to remove hazardous products from the consumer market as quickly as possible. In the case of MixBin’s liquid iPhone cases, the distributor decided to take this corrective action in order to prevent further or more damaging injuries to consumers. Fast Track Recalls typically take place in instances when multiple consumers have been injured due to a defect. Sadly, the recall was not initiated before 24 consumers sustained irreversible chemical burn injuries.
The CPSC regulates product safety and enforces federal laws in order to ensure that consumers are protected against the unreasonable risk of injuries and death that can be associated with defective products. It is also the legal responsibility of a product manufacturer or distributor to make sure that a product is reasonably safe for consumers to use. If you are worried that you own a recalled iPhone case, please check the CPSC’s recall and contact our firm with any further questions.
Philadelphia Product Liability Lawyers at Galfand Berger, LLP Pursues Recoveries for Victims of Dangerous Products
If you or a loved one has experienced chemical burns due to a defective phone case, we are here to help. Our Philadelphia product liability lawyers are experienced in representing victims of serious injury or death due to unsafe and defective products. With offices located in Philadelphia, Bethlehem, Reading, and Lancaster, Galfand Berger serves clients throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. To schedule a free consultation, call us at 800-222-8792 or complete our online contact form. #iPhonecaserecall #chemicalburn