MixBin Electronics, LLC recalls Liquid Glitter iPhone Case

Starting date:
August 1, 2017
Posting date:
August 1, 2017
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Electronics
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Chemical Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-64076

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC), PROFECO and MixBin Electronics, LLC

Affected products

Liquid Glitter iPhone Case

Product description

This recall involves several styles of Liquid Glitter iPhone Cases designed as decorative cases for iPhones.  The cases contain liquid and glitter that are floating in the plastic case.

The following sixteen (16) models of the case were sold in Canada.
Case Description  Style UPC
Holiday Snow Globe 22981035 667540177601
Bombshell Ombre Snow Globe 23136828 667541590553
Snow Globe 23142231 667541621530
Star Glitter 23141657 667541763834
Clear Sparkling Glitter 23244791 667542590262
Gold Glitter 23239365 667542590255
Waterfall Pink Gold Glitter 23186945 667542076001
Waterfall Pink Gold Glitter Large 23186946 667542076018
Lip Snow Globe 23273349 667542836421
Stripe + Pink Glitter Snow Globe 23273348 667542836414
Paris Snow Globe 23305194 667543128648
Leopard Snow Globe 23305192 667543128624
XO Victoria Multi Glitter 23305195 667543128655
Electroplated Silver Snow Globe 23305191 667543128617
Electroplated Silver Snow Globe Large 23314726 667543220533
Icons Snow Globe 23305193 667543128631

Most of these cases, among others, were also sold in the United States, Mexico, and the European Union.

Hazard identified

Liquid and glitter can leak out of the case if it breaks or cracks which could cause skin irritation, blisters or burns.

As of July 17, 2017, the distributor has received no reports of injuries or incidents in Canada, but such reports have been received in other countries. In the United Kingdom, the distributor has received four reports of chemical burns, itching, redness, and blisters due to the leakage of the liquid material contained in the liquid glitter phone case.  An additional 19 reports of leakage causing skin irritation were received from consumers in the U.S.

Number sold

Approximately 11,444 units of the affected products were sold in Canada at Victoria’s Secret retail stores, online and airport duty-free shops. Approximately 263,000 affected units were sold in the United States and approximately 400 units in Mexico.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from October 2015 to June 2017.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Importer
MixBin Electronics, LLC
Hamilton
New Jersey
UNITED STATES
Manufacturer
Dongguan Banghui Plastic Electronics Co. Ltd
Dongguan City
CHINA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact MixBin Electronics for instructions on how to obtain a full refund for any of the recalled phone cases.

For more information, consumers may contact MixBin Electronics by telephone at 1-855-215-4935 Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, or visit the recall website.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission’s website.

Consumers may view the release by Mexico's Consumer Protection Federal Agency (PROFECO) on the Agency's website (Spanish only).
Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.