If you have a latex allergy and you are very sensitive, you may find that you get typical symptoms from handling an OtterBox. Most likely this will happen when it is new and then drop off over time.
The reason for this is as follows: these products are handled with latex gloves during the manufacturing and packing processes. The OtterBoxes themselves are made from foamed silicone cord or butyl rubber, depending on the model, and with polycarbonate, so there is no latex in the OtterBox, but there may be latex on the OtterBox. As the latex gloves are used, they wear and rip; some of the latex can rub off on the product, or bits can tear off the gloves and be left behind.
The solution to reducing or eliminating this problem is to wash your OtterBox with warm water and mild soap or detergent. This should remove the latex residue and eliminate your latex allergy symptoms.
Have you experienced a latex allergy reaction to your OtterBox? What did you do about it? Please leave a comment.