FACUA demands the withdrawal of so-called Miracle Bracelets
Facua spokesman, Ruben Sanchez, said yesterday that these bracelets "with a language that uses pseudo-scientific quackery, these bracelets promise from improving the balance to increase strength, sexual performance and maintain youth, to fight pain, injury, anxiety , insomnia and depression, heal wounds and even fight diseases such as arthritis, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis and even cancer. "
Facua considers necessary to act forcefully against these companies and also against "celebrities" who, paid by them have been key to the success of this business to appear with them in announcements, events and television programs and ensure that they provide health benefits.
It so happens that celebrities such as Pablo Motos or own health minister, has appeared on television wearing one of these bracelets, as seen in the image illustrating this information.
This association has already complained in April and May to four companies to various agencies of the Ministry of Health, Social Policy and Equality and the autonomous communities have their respective head offices.
Power Balance is Spain (address in Marbella, Malaga), Ion Balance (Alcundia, Mallorca), Equilibrium (Alicante) and EFX Performance (Leioa, Vizcaya).
Now, make another series of complaints against marks Ion Energy (Barcelona), Mojo Future (Marbella, Málaga), NoaMagnetic (Madrid), Tecnobalance (Dos Hermanas, Sevilla) and Shuzi (Alcobendas, Madrid).
"Power Balance in April boasted of having sold 300,000 units, which would mean revenue of around EUR 10 million," says the note, which warns that "as usual with the miracle products, if products these companies could withdraw from the market and penalties, if any, are limited to a few thousand dollars, this business based on fraud comes round. "
The INC, which on April 27 issued a press release announcing that such products violate the law, "led the first four allegations of Facua to the Department of Consumer Affairs of Andalusia, Valencia, Balearic Islands and the Basque Country, where have their corporate head offices. "
In July, the Andalusian Facua informed initiating disciplinary proceedings against Power Balance, and in September, the Balearic Government, announcing another Ion Balance.
The Generalitat Valenciana Facua told in June that it had inspected Equilibrium, but to date has not yet cleared by opening disciplinary proceedings, and the Basque Government has not notified if you have taken any action in EFX Performance Rod Company Artwin.
Therefore, Facua warned that, as usual with the miracle products if the products from these companies could withdraw from the market and penalties, if any, are limited to a few thousand dollars, this business based on fraud goes round their salespeople.