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Power Balance bands are fake! No, really!

I am a skeptical person and the first time I heard about these ‘amazing’ bands that contain a hologram that works with your body’s natural energy field to bring about balance in your body, I was convinced it was a scam.

Seriously, a hologram that balances your body’s energy field?!?!

According to the power balance website, power balance was “founded by athletes” (you know, just some random athletes) and is “favoured by elite athletes”. No names are mentioned though. There are some testimonials from sporty people on the power balance official website, but the skeptical part of me tends to think that testimonials can be bought or made up. I have no proof of this though.

When people I know started wearing the band, I googled and found a few articles which stated that the bands were fake and promptly told the people concerned. And now, according to some news articles, the noonoes has hit the fan. Power Balance has issued a statement admitting that there is no scientific evidence that the bands actually work. This is their statement:

“In our advertising we stated that Power Balance wristbands improved your strength, balance and flexibility.

We admit that there is no credible scientific evidence that supports our claims and therefore we engaged in misleading conduct in breach of s52 of the Trade Practices Act 1974.

If you feel you have been misled by our promotions, we wish to unreservedly apologise and offer a full refund”

Well, I think that this should teach consumers to be more careful when buying new products that make strong claims. Do some investigating first and you might just end saving yourself some money.

Another product that warrants some investigation is that plug that you plug in and all of the rodents and insects in your house leave. Mmmmmm……….

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2 thoughts on “Power Balance bands are fake! No, really!

  1. I like your posts ; )

    Posted by kreskowki | February 12, 2011, 16:15

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