Burns from instant noodles increasing

Convenient? Yes. Tasty? Perhaps. But instant noodles pose a serious burn risk to young children and ought to carry safety warnings, Australian experts say.

With the snacks now a firm favourite in Australian households, a Sydney hospital is warning of a rise in burns caused by preschoolers spilling boiling hot noodles on themselves.

More than 5% of all burns seen at the Children's Hospital at Westmead are caused by instant noodles, a six-year review of 291 cases treated at the burns unit has shown.

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