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'Blackout-in-a-can' Four Loko is actually dead this time
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Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The party is finally over for Four Loko.

The canned alcoholic energy drink's parent company, Phusion Products LLC, agreed to halt production of the incredibly sugary beverage often favored by underage drinkers. The decision comes as a result of a settlement with 20 states that accused the company of promoting underage drinking and failing to warn consumers of the dangers of drinking large quantities of alcohol combined with caffeine.

Phusion Products LLC initially got in trouble in 2010 by the Food and Drug Administration when it declared Four Loko an unsafe product. Consuming the drink led to a condition called a "state of wide-awake drunk" linked to alcohol poisoning, car accidents, and even assaults.

- - Jordan Valinsky
 
 
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