The federal agency has said to STOP buying them for your kids!!!
The smoking, liquid-nitrogen treat called Dragon's Breath that kids beg for at kiosks at malls, fairs and festivals across America is dangerous to the point of being life-threatening, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned with a recent alert.
Dragon's Breath is puffy cereal that's been infused with liquid nitrogen. It produces smoke-like vapors that spew from the eater's nose and mouth, giving the snack its name.
Also sold under the names Heaven's Breath and Nitro Puff, it is especially dangerous for children with asthma, the FDA said.
It warns against buying the product because it can cause:
Severe damage to skin and internal organs if mishandled or accidently ingested due to the extremely low temperatures it can maintain. Breathing difficulty by inhaling the vapor, especially among individuals with asthma. Life-threatening injuries.
"The FDA has become aware of severe – and in some cases, life-threatening – injuries, such as damage to skin and internal organs caused by liquid nitrogen still present in the food or drink."
Liquid nitrogen becomes unsafe when it has not fully evaporated and can cause burns and frostbite-like injuries because of its extreme low temperatures.