Walt Disney Parks and Resorts is reportedly to be sued by the family of a four-year-old boy who was burned by hot nacho cheese at one of the corporation’s restaurants.
According to the lawsuit, the Californian family were dining at Cosmic Ray’s Starlite Café during a visit to Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park in Orlando in March 2010 when the incident occurred.
The couple’s four-year-old child, Isaiah Harris suffered a mishap with a tray containing a cup of hot cheese, intended to be poured over nachos. The cheese allegedly splattered onto his face, causing painful second and third degree burns.
The couple claim that their son suffered pain, suffering and permanent scarring as a result of the incident, and that they themselves suffered “serious emotional distress”. They are suing Disney for an undisclosed sum in damages.
Attorney Sean Cahill is reported to have commented on the case, saying:
“Typically, to cause the type of burns that Isaiah experienced, the nacho cheese would… have been at least 160 degrees Fahrenheit,”
“I think the parents, like the child, like any reasonable person, would have an expectation of food being served to children would be served at a reasonable temperature,”
Disney, which will presumable use its product liability insurance to fight the case, is said to be “reviewing” the case.