The answer is yes. First, we learned that we can’t sleep with our phone under our pillow because people were accidentally setting their beds on fire while they slept. Yup, I bet you are never going to do that again.
Do you have a Samsung Galaxy Note 7? Then you may know that last year Samsung had to recall the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 because their batteries were blowing up. If you have one, you better get it looked at immediately if you haven’t done so already.
But not only can your cell phone be dangerous, but now we have to worry about certain types of phone cases. These iPhone cases pictured above are causing chemical burns! Who knew our phone cases could also be a hazard?
These glitter-filled iPhone cases may look cute, but they are dangerous AF. The liquid inside of them can cause chemical burns and there have been many cases reported. More than a quarter-of-a-million cases are currently being recalled in hopes to keep anyone one else from getting hurt.
According to CNN, around 275,000 copies of the liquid glitter cases from MixBin Electronics are being recalled after 24 people suffered skin irritation and chemical burns. The burns happened after their cases leaked and their skin came in contact with the liquid inside. Do you have a case like this?
One of the victims suffered permanent scarring from a chemical burn. Another said she had burns and swelling on her leg, face, neck, chest, upper body and hands. And these iPhone cases and, cases just like this, are being sold in stores all over the United States.
Mixbin Electronics sold these cases through Amazon, Henri Bendel, Nordstrom Rack, Victoria’s Secret, Tory Burch and GetMixBin.com. They are designed for the iPhone 6, 6S and 7. So, while they are being sold in retail stores and are a legitimate product, they are very dangerous.
“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,” Patty Davis, a spokesperson for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, told ABC News.
Are you worried that you may have a case that could cause damage? You can check if your case is part of the recall by going to the company’s website. And if you have a glitter case and you think it is a similar product, better to be safe than sorry and just get rid of it.
Another Facebook user, Ericka Lindsey had a scarier incident. Her case had leaked on her while she was sleeping. “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 because her burns were so severe. She needed to take topical steroids to treat the burns and you can see her injuries above. It’s shocking to see how much damage a little phone case can do.