Energy drink maker Monster cleared of health-related lawsuits
Published Monday, July 25, 2016 9:31PM MDT
Last Updated Monday, July 25, 2016 10:13PM MDT
The makers of Monster Energy Drink contacted CTV to say the company had been cleared of 14 lawsuits it was facing.
Concerns about energy drinks peaked in 2012 after at least five death were reportedly linked to consumption of the beverages. Since then, at least two wrongful death lawsuits against energy drink companies in the U.S. have settled out of court.
Earlier this year, a Florida firm filed 14 new lawsuits alleging the drinks caused their clients serious, life-altering injuries such as heart attack and stroke. That firm has now voluntarily quashed those suits, but could not be reached for comment.
The makers of Monster say the suits were dropped because the drinks are not dangerous.
A 16-ounce Monster energy drink contains 160-milligrams of caffeine. Health Canada says adults can safely consume up to 400-miligrams of caffeine daily.
Monster's label says it's not recommended for children, people with caffeine-sensitivity or pregnant or nursing women.