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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 10, 2014: Left to right: Tortatos, Paqui Tortilla Chips, Nud's green

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The tragic case of Harris Wolobah, the 14-year-old Massachusetts teen who died after participating in the “One Chip Challenge,” highlights the risks associated with ultra-spicy foods.

The autopsy indicated that the cause of death was cardiopulmonary arrest due to a high intake of capsaicin, the compound found in chili peppers.

Additionally, the report noted an enlarged heart and a congenital heart defect in Wolobah.

Following the incident, Paqui recalled the chip, stating it was not intended for children or individuals with health issues.

The question arises whether the company responsible for the chip should be criminally charged, as well as the social media platforms that facilitated the spread of this challenge.

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