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Author Topic: Selling hot beverages to children  (Read 876 times)

donna

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Selling hot beverages to children
« on: 04 October, 2016, 10:32:11 AM »
Hi, I was just wondering if there was any control over what temperatures retail outlets are able to sell hot beverages to children.

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Re: Selling hot beverages to children
« Reply #1 on: 04 October, 2016, 11:06:51 AM »
Browse this site - although I dont think there is any law on the subject.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18226454
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Re: Selling hot beverages to children
« Reply #2 on: 06 October, 2016, 11:41:29 AM »
Browse this site - although I dont think there is any law on the subject.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18226454

I agree, Ant.  I don't think there is even a law governing the max temperature hot drinks can be served to adults let alone to children. I vaguely remember there was a famous case a few years ago of a woman in Mexico suing McDonalds because she got badly scalded by the red hot coffee McDonalds had served her up.

I don't know what the outcome of her legal case was. Hang on a mo...I'll do a bit of digging....I just came up with this on Wikipedia...

"A New Mexico civil jury awarded $2.86 million to plaintiff Stella Liebeck, a 79-year-old woman who suffered third-degree burns in her pelvic region when she accidentally spilled hot coffee in her lap after purchasing it from a McDonald's restaurant. Liebeck was hospitalized for eight days while she underwent skin grafting, followed by two years of medical treatment."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liebeck_v._McDonald%27s_Restaurants

That was in 1994. And McDonalds' $2.86 million fine back then would be the equivalent of a very hefty $5 million today.

Wiki says that McDonalds "have been sued several times since then"
over the ridiculous flashpoint of their coffee. So it looks like McDonalds (surprise surprise) haven't learnt their lesson.

I'm sorry but I don't know the outcomes of these other multiple legal cases. Can anybody else on IA find out for Donna?
« Last Edit: 10 October, 2016, 01:17:55 PM by P-Kasso2 »
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