A 14-year-old American boy died on Friday after accepting a challenge from a classmate Watchman.
The challenge is called the “Paquis One Chip Challenge,” which consists of eating a tortilla chip seasoned with the world’s strongest chili peppers, Carolina Reaper and Naga Jolokia.
The boy, Harris and Lobah, shortly thereafter sought out the school nurse in Worcester, Massachusetts, the Guardian wrote.
There he said he had a stomach ache.
His mother, Lois Wopah, picked him up, and a few hours later the boy was on his way to recovery.
I fell suddenly
He was preparing for the entrance exams for the basketball team when he suddenly collapsed at home.
Maura says NBC Boston They called an ambulance, but it was too late.
At 16.30 on the same day the boy ate the tortilla chips, he was pronounced dead.
The cause of death has not yet been determined, but Harris and Lobah’s mother are convinced tortilla chips were involved in the boy’s death.
removed from the shelves
Baki, which produces tortilla chips, has now asked stores that sell the product to remove them from shelves, the news agency reported. ap.
A spokesperson for Paqui, a subsidiary of Hershey, said the company is “deeply saddened by the death of Harris Wolobah” and that they feel deeply for his family.
on Baki website They warn children not to eat tortilla chips.
“The Paqui One Chip Challenge is intended for adults only,” they write, warning anyone who is allergic to strong foods, has food allergies, is pregnant or has underlying conditions.
“We’ve seen an increase in teens and others not heeding the warning. As a result – although the product complies with food safety standards – we are actively working with our retailers to remove the product from shelves.”
– Seek medical help
Baki advises people facing the challenge to seek help if they become sick from eating tortilla chips.
“Seek medical help if you have difficulty breathing, fainting, or severe nausea,” she says.
Police in Worcester confirm to NBC Boston that they are investigating the death.
– Incredible pain
Lewis and Lobah tell the channel she wants to warn other parents about the dangers of the tortilla chip challenge, which has gone viral on TikTok, among others.
“The pain our family is experiencing is unimaginable,” one of the boy’s relatives wrote on a GoFundMe, where she set up Fundraising For the survivors of Harry and Lupah.
– It can cause a heart attack
Last year, emergency services rushed to a school in Georgia after several students became severely ill after eating the same tortilla chips, The Guardian wrote.
Police then issued a warning, saying tortilla chips could cause violent coughing and vomiting — and “throat injuries, chest pain, heart palpitations, and even heart attacks.”
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