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According to Buzz, instant noodles are convenient, tasty, and…potentially dangerous?

The sick-day staple and college student favorite may provide warmth and comfort, but new research suggests that ramen and other instant soups and noodles may be risky for young kids.

1. How many children are sent to the emergency room as a result of microwavable noodle each year?
2. What was the average age of children suffering microwavable soup or noodle burns?
3. Based on the statistics quoted in the article, do you think that these soups could result in contingent liabilities and lawsuits against the makers of the soups? Why or why not?

Kee, C. (2018) Instant Noodles And Soups Send Thousands Of Kids To The ER With Burns Each Year. Buzz Feed News, Nov. 2 (Retrievable online at