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On October 21, 2010, the Independent Investigations Group (IIG) at the Center for Inquiry-Los Angeles conducted a test of the 'Power Balance' bracelets in conjunction with Yahoo! News.
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Power Balance Bracelet (In June 2011 this site simply said that it was no longer operational) This site was Highly Commended in the 2009 Millenium Awards . The award citation read:
Harriet Hall, M.D. Power Balance products will supposedly improve your athletic performance and cure what ails you.
January 11, 2011 The Australian manufacturer of Power Balance, the wildly popular rubbery bracelets embedded with holograms claimed to somehow adjust the body’s energy or vibrations, has admitted that there is no proof their product works.
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You've probably seen them many times: stretchy rubber bracelets, with a small credit-card style hologram attached. They seem to be everywhere.
image: Power Balance The Australian manufacturer of Power Balance, the wildly popular rubbery bracelets embedded with holograms claimed to somehow adjust the body’s energy or vibrations, has admitted that there is no proof their product works. A representative of Power Balance Australia issued a statement that read in part, “We admit that there is no credible scientific evidence that supports our claims. Therefore we engaged in misleading conduct.” Power Balance bracelets achieved global popularity, in part because they were embraced by a parade of celebrities. Dozens of professional athletes, movie stars and musicians use them and have been photographed wearing the bands.