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Posted: Friday, August 04, 2017 02:41 PM

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Skin Irritation, Chemical Burns Lead To Popular iPhone Recall

A popular iPhone glitter case is being recalled after reports of skin irritation and chemical burns.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Monday that a recall is in effect for about 263,000 liquid glitter cases made by MixBin Electronics for the iPhone 6, 6s and 7 models. CPSC said there's been 24 reports worldwide of the liquid glitter in the cases leaking, causing health hazards.

CPSC said one consumer was permanently scarred from the chemical leak. Another consumer reportedly suffered chemical burns and swelling to their face, leg, neck, check upper body and hands.

"Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cases and contact MixBin Electronics for a full refund," CPSC said in a statement.

The cases cost between $15-$65 and were sold from October 2015 until June this year at Amazon, Henri Bendel, MixBin, Nordstrom Rack, Tory Burch and Victoria's Secret. To find out how to get a refund, visit CPSC's website