Chilean Supreme Court Orders La Tercera Newspaper to Pay Burn Victims in Exploding Churro Recipe Case
Chile’s Supreme Court has ordered the publisher of the daily newspaper, La Tercera, to pay $125,000 to 13 people who suffered burns from exploding churros while following a churro recipe published in the paper, the Associated Press reports.
The announcement comes seven years since the readers burned themselves while trying out the recipe. The court ruled that the temperature listed in the recipe was too high and that if readers followed the recipe exactly, the churros had a good chance of exploding. The court said that the newspaper neglected to fully test the recipe before publication
“The explosions were so violent that in some cases the splashes hit the ceiling and covered the person who was cooking,” the court said, according to an EFE article.
“Faithfully following the recipe published in the newspaper, this damage could not have been avoided,” it added.
Individuals will receive as little as $279 to $48,000 for one woman who received severe burns.
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