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All Wii Remotes are recalled

Nintendo today announced that the company will replace some 3.2 million Wii Remote wrist straps after receiving numerous reports of the straps breaking sending the controller flying. Nintendo will allow customers to exchange their failure-prone wrist straps with a new beefier strap that is about double the thickness of the original.

There have been numerous reports of straps breaking sending remotes through TVs, windows and other expensive items. Nintendo responded to the Wii Remote madness by issuing a response in writing concerning the proper use of the remote. A few days later, Nintendo began making revisions to the Wii Remote in the form of a beefier wrist strap.

The new wrist strap is already included with the latest machines shipped, but Nintendo estimates that it may have to replace up to 3.2 million wrist straps, costing the company several million dollars. The old straps, which were found to be especially prone to breaking, had a 0.6 millimeter string diameter, while the new replacement strap features a diameter of 1 millimeter.

"People tended to get a bit excited, especially while playing Wii sports, and in some cases the control would come loose from their hands," company spokesman Yasuhiro Minagawa said. "The new strap will be almost twice as thick."

Nintendo has setup an online replacement form for Wii customers so that they can get replacements for their Wii Remote straps. Shipments will begin on December 21 and it will take 5 to 9 days to receive replacements.

The company also announced today that it is recalling 200,000 AC adapters for the DS and DS Lite in the Japanese market.

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RE: Good
By stubeck on 12/15/2006 11:59:02 AM , Rating: -1
It doesn't affect a minuscule number of people. It affects everyone, especially if they're doing a recall. Its the same thing as the 360 problems, it was only a small number who had an issue, not everyone.

Yes, some of the stuff is fake, but it makes sense for them to replace it if its a problem, even if it costs them a ton of money.

RE: Good
By ChronoReverse on 12/15/2006 2:10:58 PM , Rating: 3
Luckily it's actually just a voluntary replacement then eh? I love the way the misinformation has spread all over the internet.

RE: Good
By cochy on 12/15/2006 9:03:44 PM , Rating: 2
These "moderations" have gotten way out of control. Posts like the last one of "LiarLiar FTW" should be voted down (which it was) but the above posts simply state someone's valid opinion not mindless trolling or spam. Honestly what's the problem? Just because you don't agree or someone has wrong information doesn't make it count less. That's why there is a reply button also.

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