School’s prime-energy drink warning after ‘kid had his stomach pumped’ | British News

A child reportedly suffered a heart attack after drinking Prime Energy

A child reportedly suffered a heart attack after drinking Prime Energy (Image: Prime)

An elementary school has warned parents about Prime Energy drinks after one of their students fell ill.

The child reportedly suffered a “heart attack” and was taken to hospital for a stomach pump after drinking a can of the brand’s newest drink.

Milton Primary School in Newport, South Wales, texted parents to alert them to the drink’s “possible harmful effects”.

It read: “This morning a parent reported that their child suffered a heart attack over the weekend after drinking a Prime Energy drink.”

“The child had to have his stomach pumped and while it would be better now, the parents wanted us to share this to remind them of the possible harmful effects.”

It is not known whether the child consumed a 330ml can containing 140mg of caffeine or the slightly larger 355ml can containing 200mg of caffeine.

By law, beverages with more than 150mg of caffeine must be labeled as not suitable for children.

Milton Primary School texted parents to warn them about the new Prime energy drink

Milton Primary School texted parents to warn them about the new Prime Energy drink (Image: Google)

Both sizes of Prime Energy drink come with a written warning advising children not to consume them.

The larger tin says “Not recommended for children under 18” and the smaller tin also says “Not recommended for children”. contacted Milton Primary School for more details on the incident but they declined to comment.

Stoked PR, the agency representing Prime, was also contacted for comment.

Prime Hydration is caffeine free

Prime Hydration – which first sparked hype in the UK last year – is completely caffeine-free (Image: Joseph Okpako/WireImage)

Promoted by YouTubers KSI and Logan Paul, Prime has been the latest trend among youngsters since the release of its decaffeinated hydration drink in the UK last year.

Prime hydration drinks were swept off supermarket shelves in no time after their release, even selling online for more than 10 times their retail value.

Its latest drink, Prime Energy, which actually contains caffeine, was launched in the UK for the first time last month.

People were waking up at dawn and queuing outside stores to get the energy drink, although the scenes weren’t as chaotic as last December.

Prime Energy cans come with a warning that it is not suitable for children.

Prime Energy cans come with a warning that the drink is ‘not recommended for children’ (Picture: Prime)

Many UK supermarkets have issued their own rules prohibiting minors under the age of 16 from buying energy drinks.

dr Deborah Lee from online pharmacy Dr. Fox previously said, “I wouldn’t recommend kids drinking Prime energy drinks or any other energy drinks for kids of any age.”

“Kids don’t need energy drinks anyway — they have tons of energy.”

“If your child lacks energy, go to the GP — don’t give him an energy drink.”

Last year, the British Soft Drinks Association said: “Energy drinks and their ingredients have been deemed safe by regulatory bodies around the world.”

“Energy drink manufacturers have taken every possible step to be aware of the suitability of energy drinks.

“Retailers, schools and parents all have a role to play in educating children about caffeine and sugar consumption from all sources.”

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Justin Scaccy

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