More than two dozen energy drinks have been recalled in Canada as the country cracks down on caffeine.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency recalled more than 25 types of drinks, including those distributed by Logan Paul’s PRIME energy, and cans branded with characters such as Sonic the Hedgehog and Bob Ross. Officials warn that the drinks, that come in colorful, fruity flavors and with characters that could enamor younger consumers, have high levels of caffeine that can cause heart issues.
"High levels of caffeine may have adverse health effects for children, pregnant individuals, breastfeeding individuals, and those sensitive to caffeine," the agency said Wednesday.
Drinking too much caffeine can lead to serious health issues. The agency said some side effects of excessive caffeine include trouble sleeping, headaches, nervousness, and irritability.
Energy drinks are drinks that have a large amount of caffeine. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drinks that contain a lot of sugar can increase blood pressure, heart rate, and breathing.
"The stimulants in these drinks can have a harmful effect on the nervous system," the CDC said.
Recalls began in July in part because they did not follow CFIA caffeine guidelines and label products in both English and French, official languages spoken in Canada.