Posted by: Spacehamster74 | 12/22/2010

I’d rather wear a rubber-band on my wrist

I heard this morning on ABC Radio that the ACCC has ruled that the Power Balance wristbands have no credible scientific basis for their claims.

English cricketers Kevin Pietersen and Andrew Strauss, AFL bad boy Brendan Fevola, St Kilda captain Nick Riewoldt and NRL star Benji Marshall have all been known to wear the bracelets.

But ACCC chairman Graeme Samuel said in a statement: “Power Balance has admitted that there is no credible scientific basis for the claims and therefore no reasonable grounds for making representations about the benefits of the product.

“Its conduct may have contravened the misleading and deceptive conduction section of the Trade Practices Act 1974,” Mr Samuel said.

I keep on wondering just how people can be suckered into buying this stuff. And then I remember that rational thinking and logic aren’t really valued by either the community nor mainstream media nowadays. For a civilization that is quite probably at the pinnacle of its development, we really aren’t all that bright are we?


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