July 2, 2022

Monster Energy Drink Maker Sued Over Child’s Death

Monster Beverages is being sued by the family of a 14-year-old girl from Maryland who died in December 11, 2011. She developed a heart arrhythmia after drinking cans of Monster Energy drink that is very high in caffeine. The lawsuit alleges that Monster did not warn about the health risks of its drinks. The drinks, and their caffeine content, are not regulated by the FDA since they are considered a "dietary supplement" and are not required to establish safety of their products or adhere to caffeine limits. Caffeine levels in soft drinks are limited to 0.02% or less of the product, which is about 71 mg in a 12 ounce soda. Teenagers should limit caffeine consumption to no more than 100 mg daily, according to pediatricians. FDA spokesperson Shelly Burgess said the government has, in the … [Read more...]

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