A small population of spastic Wii gamers who experienced flying
Remotes as a result of broken wrists straps received a list of safety tips
from Nintendo advising them to "Hold the Wii
Remote firmly and do not let go."
Those who were expecting a recall
of the product got no such thing, but Nintendo quietly made a revision to the
wrist strap without any sort of announcement or comment. In the latest batch of
Wii consoles, the wrist strap included with the pack-in controller features a noticeably
thicker, and probably stronger wrist strap.
A Go Nintendo reader
reported that Nintendo also sent him the revised wrist strap as a replacement
for his broken one. See the images to right for a comparison between the old
and the new.