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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 Alpha4 on 12/15/2006 5:10:53 PM , Rating: 2
Heh. I couldn't help but observe your theory that the porn industry siding with VHS was a boon to the format's success. While I don't disagree, I just thought I'd note that the porn industry HAS sided with Blu-Ray as their next-gen media of choice this time around, so we'll see if your theory proves true. I hope it does. ;)

RE: Good
By Xavian on 12/15/2006 6:41:11 PM , Rating: 2
Porn companies are as divided as the Movie studios are on the formats, there has been no unilateral choice of Blu-ray or HD-DVD.

So lets keep to the facts shall we?

RE: Good
By Drexial on 12/15/2006 8:44:04 PM , Rating: 2
yes fact check about your porn sources. i mean we wouldnt want people giving them a bad name.

RE: Good
By Xavian on 12/15/2006 10:04:55 PM , Rating: 2

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