Instant Cup of Noodles Contribute to Overflowing Hospital Emergency Rooms
Recently, NPR reported that instant noodle soups are dangerous due to the fact that the soup is hot, sticky, and comes in a container that is lightweight, tall, and narrow, which is more likely to tip over. When soup spills out of these cups, the noodles cling to the skin and can cause 2nd degree burns on children.
As it turns out, these types of burns often result in life-long scarring and, sometimes, limited mobility. Because the noodles stay hotter longer, they can cause a deeper burn, often landing a child in a burn unit requiring surgery. A 2007 study points out that approximately 12 percent of children treated for soup-related burns require grafting.
Children’s Soup-Related Burn Injuries Could Have Been Avoided
Your child shouldn’t have had to suffer due to the poor design of the soup container. If the company would redesign their packaging, making the soup cup shorter and wider, it may help to make the base stable and less likely to tip over. Thus, soup burns would hopefully decrease. Additionally, these soups should have more warnings about burn risks, so that parents know about the dangers of instant soups.
The attorneys of Hendy Johnson Vaughn Emery are passionate about holding companies accountable for their defective products. If you or your child was injured by a soup-related burn due to a defective instant noodle soup cup, you may have rights to compensation. Call a skilled Louisville personal injury lawyer to handle your product defect case. You can reach us at (859) 578-4444 or (888) 606-5297 for a free consultation today.