A mineral water producer in Las Vegas must pay more than $130 million (46.8 billion forints) in compensation for the sale of mineral water containing hydrazine, which is consumed
At least one person died and several suffered severe liver damage
Clark County District Court said.
AffinityLifestyles.com Inc. ordered The soft drink and sparkling water maker has been ordered to pay damages for a second time for manufacturing quality assurance violations and negligence, although the company denied this throughout the trial.
According to the indictment, the detoxification product was sold as “alkaline” mineral water. The water, called Real Water, was available in several US states for eight years, until 2021, when federal and state authorities ordered a recall of the products and banned their distribution due to…
The water was found to contain the highly toxic substance hydrazine, which is also used as rocket fuel.
Speaking to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Joel Oddo, a lawyer for the company, said that the company was not aware of the presence of the toxic substance in the bottled water, no tests were performed on it, and furthermore, the water used in production was provided. By Southern Nevada Water Utility Provider Mead of Lake. Bronson Mack, a spokesman for the utility company, said they test for 166 contaminants when they take water samples, but hydrazine is not among them. Mack stressed that the water utility followed all federal regulations in its operation.
Plastic bottles are supposed to be contaminated with hydrazine during production.
After the trial, the plaintiffs' attorney called on manufacturers to adhere to quality assurance rules. In addition, he stated that several proceedings against the company are ongoing, adding that in May he will provide legal representation to six minor children – aged between 7 months and 11 years – during new criminal proceedings against the company.