Posted October 8, 2014

Consumers Who Have Purchased Red Bull May Qualify for Cash Payment or Free Red Bull Products

Consumers who purchased Red Bull products in the United States between January 1, 2002 and October 3, 2014 may be entitled to a $10 cash payment or two free Red Bull products, according to a proposed settlement of two class action lawsuits.

The lawsuits charged that Red Bull's marketing and labeling misrepresented the functionality and safety or Red Bull products with statements like "Red Bull Gives You Wings," and "Makes you feel more energetic and thus improves your overall well-being." The lawsuits also charged that promises the drink increases performance, concentration and reaction speed and stimulates metabolism were not supported by adequate scientific evidence, and that Red Bull has not been proven to provide any more benefit than a cup of coffee or caffeine pills.

(See's Review of B Vitamin Supplements and Energy Drinks for tests of related products. Also see the update about a recently published energy drink study.)

A hearing will be held on May 1, 2015 in order to determine whether the proposed settlement will be approved; however, consumers wishing to receive the cash payment or free products must submit a claim form by March 2, 2015.

For more information, including details about how to submit a claim, use the link below.