Nissin Foods is the American manufacturer of Cup Noodles, an instant noodle soup product. These cups can tip over and spill boiling-hot liquid, and manufacturers have resisted implementing simple design changes that could prevent these injuries.
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What are Nissin Cup Noodles?
Nissin is a manufacturer of instant noodle soup products. The products are sold in a styrofoam cup filled with dehydrated noodles and vegetables. The label instructs customers to microwave water in a separate container until it boils, and add boiling water to the cup.
Nissin noodle soup products include:
- Nissin Cup Noodles
- Nissin Ramen Noodle Soup
- Nissin Big Cup Noodles
- Nissin Souper Meal
- And more
What is the problem?
The problem with Nissin Cup Noodles is defective design. Numerous studies have found that the tall, narrow cups can tip over more easily than bowl-shaped containers or trays. When a cup of hot liquid and sticky noodles spills on a person, it is more likely to cause severe burns because noodles stay hotter longer than watery soups.
Children have thinner skin that burns more quickly than an adult’s skin — especially from near-boiling water, which is 212ºF. According to Shriner’s Hospital Burn Awareness:
“People of all ages can be burned in 30 seconds by a flowing liquid that is 130° F; at 140° F, it takes only 5 seconds; at 160° F, it only takes 1 second. For children under 5, these temperatures can cause a burn in half the time.”
Symptoms of a Cup Noodle Burn Injury
- First-degree burn: Red, swollen, and mild or moderate pain.
- Second-degree burn: Fluid-filled blisters form, bright red, swollen, extremely painful.
- Third-degree burn: No pain because nerves are deadened, skin appears white, leathery, dry, or waxy.
Cup Noodle Burn Complications in Children
According to this study, children between the ages of 1 and 3 are particularly prone to burns because of their propensity to pull down containers of hot fluids. In some cases, the resulting burns and scars can be severe enough to cause growth disturbances — especially if a large area of skin is burned. Other complications include:
- skin grafts
- reconstructive surgery
Treatment for Cup Noodle Soup Burn
Treatment for First-Degree and Second-Degree Burns: Remove Nissin Cup Noodles from the burned area. If the area is limited to no larger than 3 inches, cool the burn under running water for 10 to 15 minutes until pain subsides. If it is not possible, immerse the burned area in cool water or apply cool compresses. Do not put ice on the burn. Cover the burn with sterile gauze.
Treatment for Third-Degree Burns: For major burns, call 911 or emergency medical help. Remove Nissin Cup Noodles from the burned area. If the burned area is large, debridement (surgical removal of dead skin and tissue) may be necessary. Patients may need intravenous (IV) fluids, nutrition, antibiotics, and pain medications. Skin grafting and reconstructive surgery may be necessary for severe burns.
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