Woman Sues Ramen Noodle Company For Daughter’s Burns

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FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — A woman in Forsyth County, North Carolina is blaming design defects in a ramen noodle company’s instant soup cups for the second-degree burns her 1-year-old daughter received when a boiling cup of noodles spilled on her two years ago.

Kimberly Buffkin filed a lawsuit in Forsyth Superior Court in November against Maruchan Inc. and its Tokyo-based parent company Toyo Suisan Kaisha, claiming the company’s Maruchan Instant Lunch products are designed in a way to make them more likely to tip over and spill.

Maruchan has filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit.

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