04 January 2011

The Truth Behind The Power Balance Wristbands

At one time I believe that they have effects.... and  I would love to try it... 

But now ... I don't think so.
Power Balance claim: 
Power Balance is Performance Technology designed to work with your body’s natural energy field. Founded by athletes, Power Balance is a favorite among elite athletes for whom balance, strength and flexibility are important.
Power Balance is based on the idea of optimizing the body’s natural energy flow, similar to concepts behind many Eastern philosophies. The hologram in Power Balance is designed to resonate with and respond to the natural energy field of the body.
And the truth is that ... now you can claim for refund... because what they've claimed do not have any credible scientific evidence. 

So are they a bunch of cheater? robbing people money by claiming that some hologram logo could make you stronger? 

my opinion is that you can call that misleading, I believe this powerbalance wristbands still have some kind of effect to the user ... the effect that I'm referring to is the physiological effect... the power of mind. so maybe the wristband it self it's just a silicon rubber ... but they marketing sure made some people believe and eventually get stronger ... 

Here is the official statement regarding this

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.
To obtain a refund please visit our website www.powerbalance.com.au or contact us toll-free on 1800 733 436
This offer will be available until 30th June 2011. To be eligible for a refund, together with return postage, you will need to return a genuine Power Balance product along with proof of purchase (including credit card records, store barcodes and receipts) from an authorised reseller in Australia.
This Corrective Notice has been paid for by Power Balance Australia Pty Ltd and placed pursuant to an undertaking to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission given under section 87B of the Trade Practices Act, 1974.

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