You may have never thought that giving your child a cup of instant soup would land you in the emergency room - holding your child, who is in pain.
Sadly, child soup burn injuries do not only occur in Kentucky; they take place all throughout this nation every week and are not due to the fault of the parent or child. Rather, these burn injuries have occurred due to the poor design of the instant noodle soup cup.
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.
Instant Cup of Noodles Contribute to Overflowing Hospital Emergency Rooms
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.
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.
Children’s Soup-Related Burn Injuries Could Have Been Avoided
The attorneys of Schachter, Hendy, & Johnson 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 Northern Kentucky instant soup burn lawyer to handle your product defect case. You can reach us at (859) 578-4444 or (888) 606-5297 for a free consultation today.