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Power Balance Bracelet Scam Alleged

This Alert Affects:

Consumers who have purchased the Power Balance bracelet, which claims to improve balance and agility.

Damages
Consumers who purchased the Power Balance bracelets may be able to recover monetary damages for the cost of the product, which typically sells for $29.95, as they may have been subjected to a Power Balance wristband scam.
Company(ies)
Power Balance
Additional Details
According to the maker, the Power Balance bracelet is designed to "work with your body's natural energy field" allowing you to reach "the next level."

The Power Balance bracelets claim to improve the wearer’s balance and agility as they work with the body’s natural energy field to reach the “next level.” However, in an official statement, Power Balance admitted that there is no credible scientific data to support their claims. This admission was made after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) found that the Power Balance bracelet “may be no more beneficial than a rubber band.”

Power Balance Wristband Scam Alleged

According to the company, the power balance wristband optimizes the body’s natural energy flow. The bracelet claims to contain a hologram which “resonates with and response to the natural energy field of the body.” The credibility of the bracelet was even supported by several professional athletes and actors. However, the company has admitted that they misled consumers, as there is no proof to their claims.

Power Balance Bracelet Class Action

According to the ACCC chairman, manufacturers of products of this nature must make sure that they are not claiming certain benefits without having supportive scientific evidence. A Power Balance bracelet class action filed in California resonates this same tone, as the suit claims that Power Balance misled consumers by implying that there was a tangible benefit associated with the wearing of the wristbands.

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