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Recalled iPhone Cases Cause Chemical Burn: CPSC
Nearly 275,000 iPhone cases that contain liquid glitter are being recalled amid reports of leakage which caused some users to suffer burns and skin irritation.
MixBin Electronics, the New Jersey firm that manufactured the iPhone cases, announced the recall following at least 24 reports of skin irritation or scarring from a chemical burn, according to the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission .
The manufacturer warned that if the cases crack or break, the liquid can leak out and come into contact with people's skin.
At least one consumer reported permanent scarring, CPSC said. Another reported chemical burns and swelling to her leg, face, neck, chest, upper body and hands.
Affected products were manufactured in China and designed for iPhone 6, 6s and 7. Various styles of the cases were sold nationwide through Amazon, Henri Bendel, Nordstrom Rack, Tory Burch, Victoria's Secret and GetMixBin.com.
Customers should immediately stop using the cases and contact MixBin for a full refund, CPSC said. To view photos of cases affected by the recall, please visit the company’s website.
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Chemical Burn Symptoms
Chemical burns (also known as “caustic burn”) occur when skin is damaged by exposure to a toxic chemical, either by direct contact or the inhalation of fumes.
Chemical burns are physically disfiguring and extremely painful. Other symptoms usually include swelling and blistering due to the loss of fluid from damaged blood vessels.
In severe cases, fluid loss can lead to shock. Burns can also lead to infection or permanent scarring. Patients may need surgery to control infections or implant a skin graft. Signs and symptoms include:
- Skin irritation
- Numbness in the affected area
- Black or dead skin
Topical antibiotics (skin creams or ointments) may be used to prevent infections from chemical burns. For 2nd-degree or 3rd-degree burns, extra fluids or blood transfusions may be necessary. If the skin has been severely damaged, patients may need surgery for a skin graft with artificial or natural materials. This can help the healing process.
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Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one purchased an iPhone case and the contents of the case caused you to suffer skin irritation and/or burns, you should contact our law firm immediately about your potential case. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.