Senator Pushes FDA To Investigate Logan Paul & KSI’s PRIME

Logan Paul has largely been riding a wave of positive momentum since his Money In The Bank performance a week ago in London. The viral star attempted to steal the show with a big moment once again but, due to some poor footing, presented one of the scarier spots of the night as he and Ricochet barely salvaged a Spanish Fly through tables on the outside. Regardless, many were impressed that the two went through with the spot at all, let alone walked away unscathed. They are now rumored to square off in a one-on-one match at WWE SummerSlam in Detroit.

Yesterday was filled with more good news for Paul when he announced that he is engaged to his Danish model girlfriend, Nina Agdal, who he has been dating for about a year. While some were popping champaign bottles in celebration, one notable politician, Sen. Chuck Schumer, had his eyes squarely focused on another Paul adjacent bottle, PRIME energy drink.

On Sunday, Schumer called on the Food and Drug Administration to investigate PRIME, also founded by Paul’s business partner KSI, over how much caffeine each bottle includes and how popular it has become with young consumers.

“One of the summer’s hottest status symbols for kids is not an outfit, or a toy—it’s a beverage,” the Senator said in a statement to Reuters. “But buyer and parents beware because it’s a serious health concern for the kids it so feverishly targets.”

It was noted that a single bottle of PRIME contains 200 milligrams of caffeine per bottle, which is about the same amount of caffeine in a six-pack of Coca-Cola, or two bottles of Red Bull. Alyx Sealy, a spokesperson for PRIME, said the following in a statement, also to Reuters, “As a brand, our top priority is consumer safety, so we welcome discussions with the FDA or any other organization regarding suggested industry changes they feel are necessary in order to protect consumers.”

Sealy also pointed to another drink the company sells called PRIME Hydration, which contains no caffeine. Schumer rebutted, noting how confusing the two drink names are and how easy it would be for a parent to order the caffeinated beverage without knowing fully what they are getting.

“A simple search on social media for Prime will generate an eye-popping amount of sponsored content, which is advertising,” Schumer continued. “This content and the claims made should be investigated, along with the ingredients and the caffeine content in the Prime energy drink.”

It is worth noting that PRIME’s website warns that PRIME is not recommended for children under 18, women who are pregnant or nursing, or individuals who are sensitive to caffeine.