Grieving Parents Sue Amazon For ‘Selling Suicide Kits To Teenagers’

  • The families of two teenagers who took their own lives are suing Amazon and Loudwolf, accusing the world’s largest online retailer and the chemical producer of selling so-called “suicide kits” and “knowingly assisting” in the teens deaths by selling the minors the chemical they ingested at a fatal dose.
  • “Even after parents and regulators warned Amazon that sodium nitrite had no household use, Amazon continued to sell it to households, for under twenty dollars, and with two-day delivery,” the court document said.
  • The lawsuit was filed last month in a California state court and first reported by NPR. It was brought by the parents of Kristine Jónsson, an Ohio teen who died last year at the age of 16, and by the parents of Ethan McCarthy of West Virginia, who died in 2020 at the age of 17.
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