A New Jersey man who claims he suffered permanent heart damage after drinking the alcohol- and caffeine-laced Four Loko beverage has in turn sued the manufacturer.
According to the Associated Press, tire salesman Michael Mustica of Knowlton Township filed the lawsuit recently against Phusion Projects. (WCxKit)
The lawsuit, first noted by The Press of Atlantic City, states that during a visit to Atlantic City in October, Mustica consumed 2 1/2 cans of Four Loko, leading to heart arrhythmia.
Each can of Four Loko has 12 percent alcohol – the equivalent of three cans of beer.
A Phusion spokesman reports the company still maintains mixing alcohol and caffeine is safe.
Phusion agreed to remove caffeine from the drink in November following complaints from the Food and Drug Administration.
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