NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – There’s a growing concern that high-caffeine energy drinks are making their way into the wrong hands.

A new study claims that when it comes to medical emergencies from energy drinks, more than half of the calls to poison control hotlines involve children 6 years old or younger.

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The young children can reportedly suffer seizures and develop heart problems after ingesting the drinks.

Helen of Eastchester says the parents should be at fault.

“It’s always the parents with a young child that should be right there,” she told 1010 WINS’ Roger Stern.

But forget young children, 17-year-old Josephine of Yonkers won’t touch the drinks; she says her mom would freak out.

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“She read about a girl my age who actually had a heart attack from drinking two or three Monsters consecutively and ever since then she won’t let me touch them,” she said.

Jeremiah, 30, drinks 5 Hour Energy shots and they’re wearing him down.

“I actually talked to a pharmacist and she said, ‘You need to start scaling back because your body can’t handle what you take on a regular basis with those,’” he said.

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Study: More Than Half Of Poison Control Calls Regarding Energy Drinks Involve Children 6 Or Younger