The self-named “killer energy brew” may do just that according to allegations from the public. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating claims, after consumers drank a 24 oz (680ml) doses, which has 240 milligrams of caffeine.
Red Bull contains approximately 80 milligrams of caffine per 8.3 ounce can.
These strong and damaging allegations date back to 2004, but the FDA maintains that the reports do not yet prove that Monster Energy Drink caused these fatalities.
One of the supposed-victims that died as a result of the drink was a 14-year-old Anais Fournier from Maryland, who passed away after consuming two of the drinks in under 24 hours.
The post mortem examination found that Fournier had a cardiac arrhythmia due to caffeine toxicity, which obstructed her heart’s productivity and ability to pump blood.
“”I was shocked to learn the FDA can regulate caffeine in a can of soda, but not these huge energy drinks,” her mother Wendy Crossland told The Record Herald.
“With their bright colours and names like Monster, Rockstar, and Full Throttle, these drinks are targeting teenagers with no oversight or accountability.”
After news of the FDA investigation, Monster Energy Drink’s Shares plummeted by around 14 per cent.