Energy drink settlement: Celsius brand buyers could be eligible for $250
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — If you bought Celsius energy drinks, you may be eligible for up to $250 in a new settlement.
A settlement has been reached against Celsius Holdings Inc., after a class action lawsuit claimed the company labels its products misleadingly. That includes describing the energy drinks as containing “no preservatives,” despite containing citric acid, according to the lawsuit.
Celsius denied the allegations, contending that citric acid is not a preservative, but adds flavor to the product.
The court didn’t rule in favor of either side, though a settlement was reached to avoid the expense and risks of the lawsuit.
So if you purchased Celsius from Jan. 1, 2015, through Nov. 23, 2022, you could be eligible for funds.
It includes purchases of the original Celsius beverages, including those labeled Celsius Live Fit, Celsius Heat, Celsius BCAA+Energy and Celsius with Stevia, as well as Celsius On-The-Go and Flo Fusion powdered drinks.
If you purchased a container of the product during this time period, you can submit a claim to receive $1 for each can. If you purchased Celsius On-The-Go or Flo Fusion powdered drinks, which typically are sold in packages of 14, you can submit a claim to receive $5 per package.
Those who submit approved claims with receipts will be capped at $250 per household.
If you don’t have receipts, you can submit a claim to receive up to $20 per household.
You must complete and submit a claim form electronically at https://claims.celsiusclassactionsettlement.com/, or mailed to the Class Administrator by Feb. 13.
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