Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Power Balance Fraud.


Hello, hello! :)


Power Balance Bands or bracelets, there everywhere! have been spotted on many "big name" athletes. From all different type of sports. These little wrist bands have only recently gained nationwide popularity. So one might ask, what do they do? Well after much research and mathematical calculations. I have come to this conclusion.....NOTHING. lol The company claims it improves balance, strength, and flexibility ( maybe even do your laundry) lol. There is actually no prove that these bands actually do work. Well lately I've been seeing many people wearing them. Even young kids! I thought to myself , this was just another one of those dumb trends. I did find it shocking when I read of so many people who released "testimonials" of how these bands helped improve their mile, or gave them energy. On each bracelet there is a small hologram that is inserted in them, this hologram is what Power Balance claims helps you improve as an athlete. These bands sold for $29. 95 each. Early this year they admitted that they had no actual scientific proof to back up their claims. A Power Balance Rep, released the following statement, "We admit that there is no credible scientific evidence that supports our claims, therefore we engaged in misleading conduct". In other words, it's a scam. lol A good one too, roughly $ 35 million in sales last year! Power Balance probably won't be sued but they have definitely lost most of its credibility and sales will likely plummet.

Have a good day :)

-Elias

20110208

8 comments:

  1. Elias you need to get out!
    I'll take you out for some coffee buddy! lol...

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  2. I'll be there in 5 min....
    (i'll fly over there)
    hahaha....

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  3. What?!?!
    You think i can't fly that quick?!?!?!
    haha, Mest up!

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  4. that's not what I meant. haha :)

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