California, Los Angeles sue Coca cola

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The state of California and the city of Los Angeles have sued Coca-Cola over the distribution of batches of Coke manufactured in Mexico.


Cover: Pesticides in bottled drinks [Feb.15, 2003]

A lawsuit filed in the Los Angeles County Superior Court claims high levels of lead were detected in the paint used to decorate the outside of Coca-Cola bottles that could rub off and be ingested. The lawsuit also said the company knew about the risk but failed to include a warning on the bottles.