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Defective Instant Noodle Soup Cups Tip Over, Burn & Injure Children

Defective Instant Noodle Soup Cups Tip Over, Burn & Injure Children

In recent years, a growing number of instant noodle soup manufacturers have launched new products in trays and bowls as opposed to styrofoam cups. One major advantage is that the bowl-shaped design is significantly less likely to tip over and spill boiling-hot liquid and noodles. Our lawyers are now evaluating cup noodle burn injury lawsuits on behalf of individuals — especially children — who were injured by defective cup noodle products.

What You Can Do & How a Noodle Soup Burn Lawsuit Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting noodle soup induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured by a defective instant noodle soup cup, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

List of American Cup Noodle and Bowl Noodle Products

In recent years, a growing number of instant noodle manufacturers have marketed products with a bowl or tray design instead of a tall, narrow cup. Some of the most popular cup-noodle products include:

Bowl noodle products include:

  • Maruchan Yakisoba
  • Maruchan Bowl
  • Nissin Bowl Noodle
  • Annie Chun’s Soup Bowl
  • Nongshim Bowl Noodle
  • And more

Tipping Hazard with Cup Noodles vs. Bowl Noodles

The tipping hazard of cup noodles vs. bowl noodles was identified in 2006. The Journal of Burn Care & Research published a study proving that cup designs could tip at less than a 20º angle, where bowl noodles tipped at a near-vertical angle. They warned: “Simple redesigning of instant soup packaging with a wider base and shorter height… would reduce the frequency of soup burns.”

Although it has been several years since this study was published, manufacturers have continued to sell hazardous products with inadequate warnings about the risk — especially for children.

Instant Soup Tip Angles

Journal of Burn Care & Research

Child Burn Injury from Instant Noodle Soup

Every year, over 500,000 children suffer scalding burn injuries. Thousands are injured by hot soup, and emergency room doctors have reported receiving multiple cases per week involving instant cups of noodle soup.

According to a study published in 2007, “Noodle soup causes a significantly longer hospital stay than other types of soup.” This is because noodle stick to a child’s skin and stay hotter longer than watery soup.

Symptoms of a soup burn in children:

  • First-degree burn: Causes mild or moderate pain, and skin appears red and swollen.
  • Second-degree burn: Causes severe pain, blisters (fluid-filled), and skin appears bright-red and swollen.
  • Third-degree burn: Causes no pain because nerves are destroyed. Skin appears white, dry, waxy, or leathery.

Do I have a Noodle Soup Burn Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting noodle soup induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured by a defective instant noodle soup cup, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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