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Rayma Balance Bracelet removed from SA

Posted 11 April 2014

According to  the company, the Rayma Balance Bracelet will not longer be sold in South Africa! However, can we believe Mr Mervyn Daitz of Topline Innovations? This is not the only scam he has been responsible for.

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no!no! – No!

Posted 25 February 2014

NoNoOn the no!no! website, this product is advertised as effective for removing unwanted hair. The claim is: “With no!no! there’s no pulling, tearing or scraping, just a slow, smooth glide that gently and easily removes hair“.Well how effective is this product?Consumerreports.org tested this product and found it worthless! 

Consumerreports.org states:

“Six female staffers who normally shave their legs at least three times a week let hair grow for a week. We took pictures (no, you won’t find them on Instagram), then asked panelists to shave one leg as usual and use No No and its buffer on the other leg at least three times a week for six weeks. We compared before and after photos.

What we found: Panelists used words such as “prickly” and  “hairy” to describe how their legs felt after No No. All six said the treated leg Read the rest

Bodytrim – no proof of efficacy

Posted 31 August 2012

A consumer lodged a consumer complaint against Topline Innovations’ print advertising that appeared in the Health Intelligence magazine, promoting its Bodytrim system. The advertising shows the picture of a lady in a white two piece swim suit. It is headed “MELT BODY FAT & flabby skin fast”.

In essence, the complainant submitted that he was unable to find any reputable research that proved the claims made for this product. He noted that the advertising only uses Australian testimonials (which in themselves are not regarded as substantiation), and that there may well be no evidence of efficacy for the South African population. The complainant also referred to a ruling made by the ASA in the UK against this system on the basis that the claims made were not substantiated. The ASA concurred.

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Rayma Balance Bracelet – ASA breach ruling

Posted 16 July 2012

Rayma Balance Bracelet placed an advert in a newspaper making the same unsubstantiated claims previously ruled against by the ASA. Rayma appears to be deliberately ignoring the ASA’s previous rulings – not surprising considering that the claims being made for this bracelet makes no physiological sense at all. The ASA agreed with a consumer complaint that this was a breach of previous ASA rulings, and ruled against the company with the institution of sanctions but suspended for a period.

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Rayma Balance Bracelet scam – ASA breach ruling

Posted 10 May 2012

In a ruling dated 8 June 2007, the Directorate ruled that the respondent’s advertising for Rayma Balance Bracelet created a misleading impression that the bracelet will relieve pain when used by anybody, which was not proven and therefore unsubstantiated.

However this appears to have made no impression on Mr Mervyn Daitz of Topline Innovations who continued to make these nonsense claims, and deceive, cheat and steal from consumers by selling this simple scam. More than that, read the ruling carefully – the ASA appear to call Mr Daitz a liar, but not in so many words. If you are a consumer who purchased this product, I urge you to ask for your money back. If you do not get it, ask the small claims court for redress, or the CPA, or even lay a charge of fraud against the company.

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ASA Ruling: Rayma Balance Bracelet

“PAIN? Guaranteed relief or your money back!”

“Do you suffer from arthritis, trigeminal neuralgia, high blood pressure, poor circulation, rheumatism, headaches, migraine, gout, fibrositis, shoulder stiffness or backache?” 

“Amazing Results” 

“Rayma Balance bracelet Natural Pain relief: It’s not Copper; nor is it magnetised”

Actually, all nonsense!

Here is how the ASA ruled against these claims:

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