Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Are you even kidding me?

This is one of the dumbest things I have ever heard. Does anyone else think it sounds like it all about the money?

Starburst Fruit Chews are exactly as their name would indicate: chewy. But one Michigan woman says the candies are so chewy, they should come with a warning label.

Victoria McArthur, of Romero, Mich., is suing Starbursts' parent company, Mars Inc., for more than $25,000 for "permanent personal injuries" she claims she sustained after biting into one of their yellow candy in 2005.

"I don't know, maybe about 3 chews and it literally locked my jaw … and it just literally pulled my jaw out of joint," she told

McArthur's lawyer, Brian Muawad, says the candies caused her to develop a condition known as temporal mandibular joint dysfunction. McArthur says she has had trouble chewing, talking and sleeping since the incident.

Muawad says McArthur offered to negotiate a settlement with Starburst's insurer to pay for her rehabilitation, but the company said no way. A spokesman for Mars refused to comment.

McArthur says she just wants to make sure nobody else meets the same end she did when she decided to indulge her sweetooth.

"I don't want to see anybody else have to go through what I have gone through from eating a piece of candy that was supposed to be soft chew," she said.


Kim said...

It's worth more that $25K ...poor woman..

Andrea F said...

yeah i agree with Kim- for all that heartache and agony this woman has had to endure- she deserves like basically all the money in the world. Bless her heart.

Brody said...

That is the wildest news story I have ever heard. That is like the WARNING: HOT CONTENTS INSIDE that are on the coffee cups from McDonald's and Starbucks. So honestly this is a pointless law suit to me and Mars has every right to fight this the whole way, but will they win probably not.

(amy) said...

did you friend Kami is the house manager for the lady who owns the Mars candy company? its a true story... and kami has to call her The Mrs.
thats all.