Saturday, December 16th 2006

Nintendo denies the recall of Wii Remote with weak wrist strap

Contrary to reports, there really is no recall of the Wii Remote. A representative for Nintendo stated that Nintendo will be more then happy to replace Wii Remotes that are already broken, or Wii Remotes that users think are about to break, with Wii Remotes that have a wrist strap twice as thick. Nintendo is willing to replace Wii Remotes due to some users complaints of the wrist straps breaking, and Wii Remotes flying into television screens. Nintendo is not recalling the remotes because they have tested the remotes, and as long as they are used sensibly, there really is no issue. The guidelines released by Nintendo for proper Wii Remote usage...
  • Always wear the wrist strap while playing.
  • Keep a firm grip on the Wii Remote at all times.
  • Make sure people and objects are out of the range of movement before play begins.
  • Players should keep at least three feet/ one meter from their televisions and dry their hands if they become sweaty or wet for any other reason.
  • Remember that the Wii Remote is responsive enough to detect minor movements – so excessive and forceful actions are not necessary. Therefore we recommend not to use excessively rapid, violent or wide swinging motions while using the Wii Remote during game play.
Update- All new Nintendo Wiis have controllers come with the new wrist strap. If you would like a controller with an updated wrist strap, please fill out the request form here.Source: The Inquirer
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7 Comments on Nintendo denies the recall of Wii Remote with weak wrist strap

#1
kakazza
"and as long as they are used sensibly, there really is no issue"

Exactly my point, I mean wtf is wrong with people suing companys for their own stupidity? That would never work in Europe or in Japan I think.
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#2
Jimmy 2004
If it isn't a recall why do they have a form on their site specifically for Wii strap replacement?!
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#3
zekrahminator
McLovin
Beats me, all I know is that I found an interview that says Nintendo is not recalling the remote (but they are willing to replace it...must be some new type of recall).
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#4
InfDamarvel
They arnt recalling it they are just replacing it for unsatisfied customers. They are not saying the hardware is faulty. And it damn well is not fault, I didn't even use the strap most of the time.
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#5
overcast
by: Jimmy 2004
If it isn't a recall why do they have a form on their site specifically for Wii strap replacement?!
That's not a recall, that's a form on their site specifically for Wii strap replacement. You know, to appease all of the drama queens that somehow throw their Wiimotes through car windows, pane windows, glass countertops, and tvs.
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#6
Sasqui
For Christ's sake - don't run with scissors, look both ways before crossing the street, and NEVER, NEVER ask a woman if she's pregnant (unless you're sure).

Oh, and hold onto your Wii remote firmly.
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#7
jocksteeluk
even the most sensibly used wii mote straps will break so atleast they could make user replacements available
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