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Power Balance Wristbands Probed

Posted in Skepdude by Skepdude on August 26, 2010


ANSA) – Rome, August 3 – Italy’s antitrust watchdog said on Tuesday that it had opened a probe into the companies which distribute the Power Balance wristband, which has become this summer’s fad.

The probe by the authority will focus on “possible inappropriate commercial practices” by the companies which sell the wrist band that promises to give “balance, strength and flexibility”.

The focus of the probe will be whether the consumer risks being misled by properties attributed to the product.

The probe will center on two companies: Power Balance Italy, which distributes the Power Balance brand in Italy; and Sport Town, a company which retails the product.

The two companies will have 15 days to submit medical/scientific evidence dealing with the composition of the product and its effects on the human body as well as information dealing with any possible side effects in regard to the consumer’s health and safety .

Neither company has at present issued any statement about the probe.

According to the producer’s website, Power Balance is “performance technology designed to work with your body’s natural energy field”.


SKEPDUDE SAYS – I’m certain that they can give them 15 weeks and they will still fail to come up with any scientific evidence. I suspect they’ll offer a lot of celebrity testimonials, and some Applied Kinesiology videos as evidence.

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  1. STOPHOLOGRAMSCAM said, on September 15, 2010 at 5:29 PM


    Why? Because the potential scam about holograms in bracelets, wristbands of chains, should now FINALLY come to an END!

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  2. Power Balance said, on October 18, 2010 at 3:40 AM

    Bilekliğin içindeki Halogram sayesinde vucudunuza, denge – güç – esneklik kazandırır. Vücudunuzun enerjisini düzenleyerek , statik hale getirir. İllaki bileğinize takmanıza gerek yok. Vücudunuza 1 metre yakında olması yeterlidir. Dünya da birçok spor dalında ve günlük yaşamda kullanılmaya başlanmıştır. Kullanıldığı yerler ; denge, güç ve esneklik gerektiren bütün spor branşlarında,motorsiklet sürücüleri, fiziki efor gerektiren iş kollarında , yürüme problemi olan kişilerde (daha dengeli hareket etmesine yardımcı olur) vb…

  3. Cindy said, on May 15, 2017 at 9:58 PM

    Excelente test, pero si se me permite un pequeño aporte cosnurtctivo: hay muchas posibles respuestas a una misma pregunta, y algunas de ellas son vinculantes. Estaría bien poder explicar el porque de cada respuesta.Aun así, excelente, como siempre!un saludo!

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