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originally posted by: the owlbear
That made my evening!
Almost as good as the hillbilly that used "too much magnesium" in his homemade fireworks and blew up at the table.
originally posted by: ATF1886
Poison control centers report that they get numerous calls about potential glow stick poisoning around Independence Day and Halloween.
Kids an Epic Dumb A**
Since Liebeck, McDonald's has not reduced the service temperature of its coffee. McDonald's policy today is to serve coffee between 80–90 °C (176–194 °F), relying on more sternly-worded warnings on cups made of rigid foam to avoid future liability, though it continues to face lawsuits over hot coffee.
You need to have sympathy for the woman though...she got 3rd degree burns and deserved to sue. It's mcdonald's that wanted that to be 'frivolous'.
Also, don't they have warnings on glow stick bags already? The dollar store ones do
but the lawsuit hinged on the argument that the company served their coffee at exceedingly high temperatures
In fact, it was determined during the trial that a person could not consume fresh McDonald's coffee without burning their throat.
A crucial revelation was that by simply lowering the temperature of the coffee by ten degrees would add precious seconds to the amount of time that the coffee could remain in contact with the skin before producing 3rd degree burns.
the cups that McDonald's serves their coffee in are absolutely inadequate for such a hot beverage. This goes for any place serving coffee in such cups.
One thing that McDonald's could have potentially done to cut down on such instances is to add the cream or sugar to the coffee as it is requested, thus reducing the need for a person to have to open the flimsy cup while sitting in their car
Judges have too much power if you ask me, considering that many of their decisions are based upon personal preference and belief rather than the rule of law.