Lawyers in Des Moines, Iowa, filed a class-action lawsuit yesterday alleging that Spokane Valley-based Brett Brothers Sports International, Inc., has made false claims about the pain-relieving powers of its Ionic Necklaces line.
The claims that the colorful, magnetic necklaces could relieve neck, shoulder and back pain — especially for athletes — ran on the company's website from 2008 to 2010 and continue to appear on packaging and on suppliers' websites, according to the suit.
The company produces baseball bats and other sporting goods. George Brett was a Hall of Fame baseball player who played for the Kansas City Royals from 1973 to 1993. His brother, Bobby Brett, owns the Spokane Chiefs hockey team and the Spokane Indians baseball team.