Monster Beverage Corporation, maker of the popular line of Monster Energy Drinks, faces an upcoming government investigation as safety concerns mount about the highly caffeinated beverages, which are heavily marketed toward teens and young adults. Although few details have been provided as to the basis of the investigation or the potential allegations that may arise, the disclosure comes amid growing concerns over potential health problems from Monster and other similar energy drinks, as well as the questionable marketing tactics manufacturers use to sell the beverages. Along with Monster Energy, other popular brands facing increasing scrutiny include Red Bull, Rock Star, and Amp.
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What’s the problem?
August 14, 2012 – Last Week, Monster Beverage Corp. announced that it had received a subpoena from an unidentified state attorney general who is reportedly investigating the company’s “advertising, marketing, promotion, ingredients, usage and sale” of Monster Energy Drinks.
In a quarterly filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Monster provided an update on a class action lawsuit that is currently pending in Canada, which alleges that the company misleadingly packaged and sold Monster Energy Drinks without providing adequate statements about the potential side effects associated with consuming energy drinks. Monster has vehemently denied the claim, and has stated that it plans to defend itself against the lawsuit.
Monster is just one of a growing number of energy drinks marketed around the country that contains high levels of caffeine and other additives, which are designed to act as stimulants and provide a quick energy boost. However, as the popularity of the drinks has exploded in recent years, so too have serious concerns surfaced about the safety of the beverages. For example, whereas a typical soda contains about 35 milligrams of caffeine, many energy drinks contain up to 400 milligrams in each can, roughly 10 times the caffeine of a soda.
According to a 2008 report issued by researchers at the Johns Hopkins University, energy drink labels should be updated to include warnings about the high amount of caffeine contained in them, and the potential side effects associated with elevated caffeine levels in the blood. Another study published earlier this year in the Medical Journal of Australia found complications associated with energy drinks to include heart palpitations, tremors, cardiac and neurological toxicity, as well as bizarre hallucinations and seizures.
Do I Have a Monster Energy Drink Lawsuit?
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