Three States Sue 5-Hour Energy Makers For Deceptive Ads

From Food Safety News:

Oregon, Washington and Vermont have filed lawsuits against the makers of the energy drink 5-Hour Energy for making “deceptive” marketing claims. More states are expected to follow.


The suits take issue with claims about what 5-Hour Energy actually does, whether consumers experience a “crash,” whether it’s recommended by doctors and whether it’s appropriate for adolescents ages 12 and older.

A large point of contention is whether 5-Hour Energy gives consumers benefits such as extra energy, alertness or focus. The product’s manufacturers have made claims that it’s “packed with B-vitamins for energy and amino acids for focus” and “enzymes to help you feel it faster.”

You can access the Vermont and Washington complaints here and here. (Oregon's complaint does not seem to be posted online.)

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