While you may be inclined to try it each time you see it being sold at a stand in the mall, we are now learning why you might want to reconsider doing so.
Have you recently passed by a stand in the middle of the mall and noticed people ordering a dessert-like food that is colorful, round, and has smoke coming out of it? If you said yes but haven’t tried, we are here to give you a little background on what this treat is and why the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is saying that it could be harmful to your health.
What exactly is Dragon’s Breath?
Dragon’s Breath is a “puffy cereal that has been infused with liquid nitrogen,” says 13 News Now. Each piece of puffy cereal is almost equivalent to the size of a small bouncy ball and “it produces smoke-like vapors that spew from the eater’s nose and mouth.” Hence, that is why it is called Dragon’s Breath. It is sold at kiosks in malls, at fairs, and it has even been purchased at festivals. While Dragon’s Breath is the name many use to refer to the cereal, it is also sold under the names Heaven’s Breath and Nitro Puff. While the food is enough to get you to stop and even consider buying some for yourself and your kids, the FDA is now warning consumers to be aware of these treats as they could lead to you suffering life-threatening injuries.
What makes Dragon’s Breath Dangerous to Consume?
The FDA recently issued a warning against purchasing the treat as it can cause the following:
- Severe damage to your skin and internal organs if “mishandled or accidentally ingested due to the extremely low temperatures it can maintain.”
- You might experience difficulty breathing when inhaling the vapor, especially for those who suffer from asthma.
- Burns and frostbite-like injuries when the liquid nitrogen has not fully evaporated.
The FDA says that the injuries a person could sustain do range in severity but ultimately could threaten your life. In fact, the news source highlighted that back in July, a boy in Florida suffered an asthma attack after consuming Dragon’s Breath and his mother took to Facebook to warn others about the harmful effects the treat could have. The source highlighted that the boy did not have his inhaler at the time but they managed to drive to a nearby fire station where the boy received “life-saving treatment.” Another incident occurred in Florida involving a teen in Pensacola. She allegedly burned her hand while eating the food and had to go to the hospital.
While anyone is permitted to file suit against a company or manufacturer who created a food product that was harmful, the only way to obtain a successful outcome is with the right type of personal injury lawyer representing you.
While there are plenty of individuals who have purchased the treat and enjoyed it, the FDA along with others who have witnessed first-hand what it can do to a person suggest you avoid consuming it. Now, if you have recently suffered an injury from a food you consumed in Fort Myers, FL that you weren’t aware could cause you any harm, you may qualify to file a personal injury lawsuit in an effort to recover compensation for the pain you were forced to endure.
To learn more about personal injury lawsuits and the process you must follow in order to successfully file one in the state of Florida, contact the Fort Myers, FL personal injury attorneys at the Chappell Law Group today. This team of qualified lawyers can help you determine whether your incident qualifies you to file suit as well as how much you should demand be paid to you.
You can reach the Chappell Law Group at:
5237 Summerlin Commons Blvd., Ste 366
Fort Myers, FL 33907