Living Essentials LLC, distributor of 5-hour Energy shot, has discovered counterfeit 5-hour Energy products circulating in the marketplace. The company acted swiftly to identify and halt the counterfeiting operation, filed lawsuits in U.S. Federal District courts in both California and New York, and executed court orders that have permitted it to seize large quantities of fake product from numerous locations, as well as the machinery used by the counterfeiters to package the counterfeits.
Consumers and retailers can identify whether 5-hour Energy products they purchased are counterfeit by examining the lot number located on the bottom of the bottle’s packaging and on the bottom of each bottle. However, the counterfeiters used lot numbers that also appear on authentic 5-Hour Energy, so both fake and some real bottles have these lot numbers. Products know to have been counterfeited are Regular Strength Berry, Extra Strength Berry, and Regular Strength Orange.
Living Essentials LLC is working with appropriate authorities and law enforcement to investigate and aggressively proceed against those involved in producing, distributing, and selling counterfeit 5-Hour Energy. Retailers and distributors that have counterfeit products can call (877) 324-7987. (CSP Daily News: www.cspnet.com)