Redline Energy poses health risks due to high amounts of caffeine and other ingredients. Lawsuits have already been filed by people who were hospitalized with serious side effects after drinking Redline.
What You Can Do & How We Can Help
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting energy drink induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was diagnosed with a health problem after drinking Redline Energy, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
What is Redline Energy?
Redline is an energy drink made by Vital Pharmaceuticals Inc. (also known as VPX Sports) that is marketed as a “dietary supplement.” Because it is sold as a supplement, it is less regulated by the FDA and there is no limit on the amount of caffeine it can contain.
What is the problem?
The American Academy of Pediatrics has warned that “caffeine and other stimulant substances contained in energy drinks have no place in the diets of children and adolescents.”
The problem with Redline is that it contains caffeine-containing ingredients that are not separately listed, such as yerba mate. In addition to high amounts of caffeine, lawsuits claim Redline also contains yohimbe, a stimulant that can cause panic attacks and hallucinations, and vinpocetine, a plant extract that can cause nausea and anxiety.
Caffeine in Redline Energy
Redline is marketed as a fat-burning stimulant drink for bodybuilders. The original 8-oz bottle contains 250-mg of caffeine, making it one of the most highly-caffeinated energy drinks on the market. Other formulations contain varying levels of caffeine, including VPX Redline, RTD, Xtreme, Redline Liquid Caps, Meltdown, and more.
Redline Energy Class Action Lawsuit
In March 2015, Vital Pharmaceuticals settled a class action lawsuit filed by two people who claimed Redline energy drinks put them in the hospital. The case was settled for $5.49 after being denied class certification.
Plaintiffs claimed Redline was “unfit for human consumption” because it could cause chills, excessive sweating, vomiting, convulsions, chest pain, and rapid heartbeat.
The man who filed the lawsuit, Adam Mirabella, had a racing heartbeat for 10 hours after consuming Redline. He developed extreme chest pain that felt like a heart attack, lost sensation in his hands, had extreme nausea, and was hospitalized.
He accused Vital of deceptively marketing Redline as a safe source of energy when they knew it caused extreme side effects. Mirabella claims he and other consumers were injured because Vital failed to adequately warn about the risk.
Caffeine Overdose Health Risks
- Anxiety and restlessness
- Nausea and vomiting
- Chest pain
- Irregular heart rhythm
- High blood pressure
- Increased heart rate
- Heart attack
- Cardiac arrest
- Seizures or convulsions
Do I have a Redline Energy Drink Lawsuit?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting energy drink induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was diagnosed with a health problem, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
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