Family sues Coke, Pepsi for tooth rot

Source:Global Times Published: 2015-5-30 1:23:01

A Chinese court has accepted a lawsuit filed by a local family in Hefei, the capital of Anhui Province in eastern China against the world's largest soft drink companies Coca-Cola and Pepsi-Cola.

The family members of Xiao Long (pseudonym) demanded compensation of 17,000 yuan ($2,741) from the two companies for the dentals fee they spent on Xiao Long's rotten teeth, reported Hefei Evening News on Friday.

Xiao Long, now 26, started drinking coke from both brands since he was about 3 years old, consuming between one and four cans a day.

"I thought Coke was just a normal drink, and wasn't aware [of the damage] as the producers are big international companies that guarantee quality," Xiao Long's father said.

He said the two companies did not fulfill their responsibility in informing their consumers of the potential danger their products would cause to customers, and that the companies should be accountable for the damage to his son.

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