URGENT RECALL: Smartphone case can cause chemical burns, rashes
AN URGENT recall has been issued for a popular smartphone case which could cause chemical burns on users.
The Victoria's Secret Liquid Glitter phone case, sold nationally between October 1, 2015 and June 1, 2017, has been recalled due to the hazard it may pose.
The case contains a white spirit (turpentine) and glitter in some designs.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission advises in its product safety recall that "if the plastic phone case is cracked or broken the fluid contained in the case can leak out".
The fluid can cause skin irritation including redness, soreness and rashes in some people and the warning advises that prolonged exposure "can cause chemical burns".
The ACCC advises people should stop using the phone case immediately, and if in contact with the fluid, wash the skin straight away with warm, soapy water, and seek medical attention if skin irritation occurs.
Victoria's Secret has 23 stores across the country, including outlets at Cairns Domestic Airport, Gold Coast Airport Terminal, Robina Town Centre and Harbour Town.
The cases have also been available for purchase for anyone through the Victoria's Secret online store.
Those who bought the case in-store can return it to Victoria's Secret for a full refund, while anyone who bought it online will be contacted via email, asked to dispose of the case and contact Victoria's Secret for a full refund.