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Cup Noodles Burn Injuries
Have you or a loved one been severely burned by the spill of an instant noodle cups? Severe burns can lead to permanent disfigurement, scarring and joint immobility.
There are dozens of different types and brands of the popular noodle soup cups; some of the most popular in the United States include:
- “Cup Noodles” by Nissin
- “Soup at Hand” by Campbell’s
- “Cup of Noodles” by Maruchan
- “Shin Bowl” by Nong Shim
- “Hot Cup” by Maggi
- “Sapparo Ichiban” by Sanyo Foods
- “Instant Noodle Cup” by Ottogi Jin
- “Instant Cup Noodle” by Samyang
National Public Radio recently looked into allegations that packaged cups of noodles are dangerously designed. Dr. Warren Garner, director of the burn unit at the University of Southern California’s County Hospital, spoke to NPR about what he calls a “uniquely troublesome product.”
Dr. Garner explained that instant cups of noodles are dangerous because the cups are typically tall, light and have an unstable base. This design flaw allows them to tip over very easily. Toddlers are most at risk for accidentally pulling the hot soup onto them selves, causing very serious burns.
Not only are the containers dangerous for holding hot liquids, the noodles themselves contribute to the severity of the burns. Noodles hold heat longer than liquid and they stick to the skin. This allows the noodles to cause deeper and more serious burns. Dr. Garner told NPR that, in his practice, one in five children with noodle burns need surgery.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a dangerously designed product, contact Brown and Crouppen today for a confidential and free case evaluation. We hold negligent companies responsible for injures their products cause. We can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call us toll free at 800-536-4357 for a free legal consultation or save time with our online contact form.