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Depressed woman sues over gum stuck to dentures

By Lynn Herrmann     Sep 24, 2011 in Lifestyle
Edmonton - A Canadian woman is suing Kraft Canada after allegedly suffering depression for about “10 minutes” when chewing gum got stuck to her dentures, leading to a “disgusting” process of trying to remove the gum from her mouth.
Elsie C. Pawlow, of Edmonton, filed a statement of claim earlier this month in the Court of Queen’s Bench in Edmonton, in which she is suing Kraft, parent company of Cadbury Adams, maker of Stride gum.
Pawlow’s statement of claim alleges she purchased at least five packages of Stride. “Over a period of five minutes the gum falls apart into little pieces and sticks to the dentures,” her claim states, according to the Edmonton Sun.
The statement of claim, with a $200 filing fee, further alleges she had to “dig out” the chewing gum from her dentures, which Pawlow described as “disgusting.”
“As a result, the plaintiff has suffered depression for approximately 10 minutes,” the claim continues. Pawlow’s suit seeks $100,000 in general damages, in addition to court costs and interest.
According to the Sun, a statement of defense has yet to be filed.
Promoting itself as the “ridiculously long-lasting gum” in its advertising campaign, the company has a series of somewhat funny TV commercials where Stride tries prying gum from people’s mouths through assorted means.
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