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Old March 8th, 2005, 11:31 AM
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Imperator, the only influence the temperature has is the amount of time to make a first degree burn (sunlight burn) to a second degree (red skin) to a third degree (black skin/negrosis of tissue). The difference are mere seconds. The coffee served before and past the accident will both burn you.
Not entirely right.

First degree burn = only the dead top layer of your skin. Can be sunburn, but can also be something else.
Second degree burn = also the underlying layer of tissue.
Third degree burn = a burn all the way down to the deepest flesh. If you have these you'll have to have a skin transplant, if not more - the category "third degree burns" covers everything from just underneath the second layer to burns where your bone itself is blackened and scorched.
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Old March 8th, 2005, 01:19 PM
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Good morning everyone I hope you all slept well and are ready to go at it again....I know I am

Phoenix-D You are quite correct when you say that it would not still be 212F by the time I drank it......but it would be when I poured it and if I were to spill it on myself it would be more serious than coffee at a mere 180F since numerous people drink instant coffee at home it is not unreasonable to expect some coffee to be very hot.Upon some thought I have realized that the only place I have ever burned my toung with coffee is at home so mine is definatly hotter than McDonaslds.

As to your second point about the NORMAL car versus the hot rod I'm afraid that in your on words you have answered your own arguement......the motor vehical industry is highly regulated if I am buying a car from you I have a reasonable expectation of how it will preform ie that it will be a NORMAL car , there is an accepted norm that I can judge it against.....you would be liable...lol and yes I would sue you.There is no accepted norm for coffee or rather since McDonalds sells so much of the stuff I might well argue that they have set the norm.

You say that the fact that the coffee was hot made it worse well yes but what if there coffee was 169F and everyone elses was 150F 169 is less than 180 but more that 150F would you still argue that McDonalds coffee was too hot?

Sivran you are quite right the differance between 180 and 212 is 32 not 22.You say that spilling coffee on yourself that is not such a dangerous temperature is not a big deal I can easily argue that spilling a glass of water on myself is not as dangerous as spilling a cup of coffee that is 158F but what does that have to do with the price of coffee beans nothing it is not a question of how hot the coffee was but her negligance in spilling it .Lets say the coffee is a mild 158F which will cause a burn in what was it 60 sec or something....now I have my fresh McDonalds coffee driving down the freeway at 110 kmh and I spill the coffee on my well you know...I must decelerate and pull off the road to deal with the problem in the time it takes me to change lanes come to a full stop and pull the jeans off I have been burned by your much safer temperature .They knew I might be driving and would not nessarialy be able to pull over right away are they not still to blame and must they now lower the temperature again?

Fyron I realized that your razor blade coment was tounge in cheek however even your second example does not hold up cars with sharp edges would not pass the accepted norm test...the toy industry also has rules and regulations you would have a reasonable expectation that McDonalds would not give children toys which fall beneath the accepted norm....a norm which actually exists.Since there is no norm for coffee you have no such expectations but rather you know its hot and you shouldn't spill it.And if you have ever had McDonalds coffee you know its very hot which really does or atleast should set a norm for what you expect from their coffee.

The exact temperature is not the issue....how can you argue that the coffee was dangerously hot and say that the exact temperature was not the issue. The only to issues are either her negligance in spilling the coffee or McDonalds negligence in having coffee that is"TOO HOT" since you are arguing that it was not her negligance the only issue that remains is the temp of the coffee.....arguing that the temp of the coffee is not the issue is my position as I hold her compleatly responsible.
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"Yes, spilling coffee on yourself is stupid. Spilling hot coffee on yourself is quite stupid. However, it is not unreasonable to expect to not need to be hospitalized as a result. With coffee as hot as it was, there was nothing at all she could do. The damage was done extremely rapidly. If McDonald's had acted sooner to remedy the dangerous product, which they knew full well to be dangerous, there would not have been a law suit (from this lady, at any rate). But they did not. They were negligent."
How can you concider it to unreasonable to expect to be hospitilized by spilling very hot coffee on yourself?
The tests of McDonalds coffee after the insident aswell as there operating manual amply demonstrated that McDonalds coffee was and always had been very hot it would be very reasonable to expect to be seriously burned by it if you did not show proper caution.And again I will point out that their coffee is signifagantly cooler than the coffee that I make at home....I use an electric kettle if I spill the water which is boiling on myself would the company that made it be liable.....should they make it heat to some safer temp?If your response is that I would know how hot boiling water is ....well maybe I did back in school but certainly not now and even if I did remember what the temperature of boiling water was how many sec at what temp causes what deg burn that I certainly did not know....what I did know was common sense hot is hot don't pour water from kettle on self.

For the record the coffee was between her legs....prehapes it was I don't recall from the article but if it was between her knees and spilled on her crotch she must have really short legs....hmmm maybe its just that I have long legs.

That Sivran and agreeing obviously made me wrong was just a joke I realized....by 3am I was starting to get pretty silly myself.

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The whole question boils[sorry for the repeated use of puns]down to wheather or not it is reasonable to expect to recieve third degree burns from a cup of coffee I say yes you say no.
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It's simple. You spill something on yourself, it's your own fault. Don't try to blame your own stupidity on someone else.

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Old March 8th, 2005, 04:05 PM
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Congrats, Sir.

I can imagine how it would happen..... it wouldn't open properly so she pulled on it a little harder or in some other way that made the cap fly off, she "started" as the term goes and her legs twitched, the coffee cup toppled and the coffee flew out of it and into her..... ehm..... *cough* guys there are people on this forum too young for that.
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in the time it takes me to change lanes come to a full stop and pull the jeans off I have been burned by your much safer temperature .
No, not unless your jeans are artificially heated. Sixty, even thirty seconds is a lot of time for heat to transfer away. The coffee, now with a much larger area for its heat to escape to, would cool before it could do anything serious. It would not remain at 160F for long enough to burn.

And I never mentioned the price of beans, nor did anyone else... Where the hell did that come from?

Let's play another analogy game. If I open up my computer monitor and stick my bare hands in it, I have a reasonable expectation that--gasp--I might get severely injured (or even killed) by the current running through it. Assuming I lived through it I would have no grounds for sueing anyone.

Coffee on the other hand is a different matter. Coffee is spilled every day, whether we like it or not. Coffee is expected to not cause serious injury, even if spilled. If it does, then either willfully or negligently, someone sold some needlessly dangerous stuff. Remember that this was not an isolated incident with McDonald's: they had been warned, multiple times, that their coffee was dangerously hot. So hot that if spilled, it would burn before cooling to the point where it wouldn't cause a problem.

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Time to open another can of worms.....

I'm not sure if this made t to national levels, but at a local McD here in tidewater, a lady presumably got a chicken head in her chicken nuggets. The odd thing is that she was a dine-in costumer and didn't tell anyone til after she left the store. The only evidence that the head ever existed was a blurry photo, that looked like a rubber chicken, that was mailed to McD. McDonanlds said that they would pay settlments (don't remember how much) if only she would send them the head. She refused and teh whole thing boiled down to nothingness in less than a month.

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Old March 8th, 2005, 07:09 PM
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Coffee on the other hand is a different matter. Coffee is spilled every day, whether we like it or not. Coffee is expected to not cause serious injury, even if spilled.
Well, we here beyond the pond readily expect serious harm by spilling coffee over our body. That may explain our different points of view.
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/me pushes Mephisto before he can jump.
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Old March 8th, 2005, 08:23 PM
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Man, I'm just sorry I brought it up to begin with
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