LaCroix Accused Of Containing Cockroach Incesticide
A lawsuit alleges that LaCroix sparkling water contains ingredients used in cockroach insecticide. LaCroix is often marketed as “100 percent natural,” a claim the new lawsuit now heavily disputes.
The lawsuit was filed in Cook County, Illinois by Beaumont Costales law firm. The firm claims that chemical testing showed a variety of unnatural ingredients present in the drink.
“These chemicals include limonene, which can cause kidney toxicity and tumors; linalool propionate, which is used to treat cancer; and linalool,” Beaumont Costales wrote in a release. The firm claimed LaCroix and its parent company “intentionally misled consumers into believing LaCroix (is) all-natural in order to drive sales of the product.”
LaCroix has vehemently denied the allegations in the lawsuit, releasing their own statement across their social media accounts.
In the statement, LaCroix claims that its flavors are “derived from the natural essence oils from the named fruit used in each of the flavors.”
“All essences contained in LaCroix are certified by our suppliers to be 100% natural,” the release stated as well.
LaCroix accused the lawsuit of intentionally attempting to harm shareholders and categorized the events as defamatory in nature.
The class-action suit alleges that consumer Lenora Rice and a number of other LaCroix consumers were injured by the drink. The law firm says they will “vigorously seek actual and punitive damages among other remedies from everyone involved in the publication of these defamatory falsehoods.”
What those “injuries” are remain unclear.
Author: Jim Satney
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