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Tanning salon misrepresentation leads to bad burn

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fladuck

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Florida

Two days ago I called Tan USA and asked if they had any specials running. The girl asked me what type of bed I was looking to get special on, I told her high pressure.

(High pressure beds are a special lamp that has very low levels of UVB rays, and therefore do not burn what so ever, lots of info on www.google.com)

She told me that the place had a special for high pressure beds running right now, five sessions for approximately 50 dollars. Hearing on the internet they would generally run twice that I figured it was a great deal and made my way down to Tan USA and signed up.

The nice attendant asked me what bed I wanted to use, the stand up or lie down, I asked if they were both high pressure, she told me they were, the only difference was that the standup one was nine minutes or so, and the lie down was 15 minutes. I chose the lie down one, and was escorted to the room where she showed me the controls. She told me nothing indicating it would be anything beside a high pressure bed, and I had no way of knowing it wasn’t… Then for fifteen minutes I baked under 20 thousand some odd watts of skin burning UVB radiation. Now I’m developing what I’m guessing is the worst sunburn I’ve ever had, when I would have never got in the thing in the first place had I been told it wasn’t a high pressure bed.



The burn is very very red, most noticeable around my thighs and below the belly button where the “tan line” is. My back is burned and makes rest very difficult, walking is very uncomfortable depending on where my clothes rub.


- it’s a bad burn that could have been prevented had the attendant not confused a "High Pressure Bed" with maybe "high burning radiation" bed or whatever they stuck me in.



Now I am sure I’ve never heard of a case like this, but I feel it’s something that could have been prevented and that Tan USA’s misleading and flat out ignorance of their products led to this.

Please let me know if this is pursuable, what I should do (take pictures etc...), and whether it’s worth the time.

Thank you all lots
Duck
 



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