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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 StevoLincolnite on 12/15/2006 11:35:37 PM , Rating: 0
Oi! Michal! No body loves you, everybody hates you!
Why cant you just make a decent post, which does not involve bitchin' or complainin' or bashing, And one that actually has some intelligence in it.

There are allways going to be recalls on products like the Wii or the Xbox360 Or even the PS3.
Why? Mas production of complex hardware, And so many components are added in such a short time, that bits and pieces that are relativly simple get missed.
And the Wii Strap doesnt catch on fire like the Sony's batterys did. -.- So you cant complain there. Your bashing is mindless and un-ethicle, And you do not back-up your arguments well enough. Plus the fact everyone hates you.
I for one went back and checked if you were all -1. And if you werent I voted you down anyway. ^.^
Nintendo has had a fantastic launch, Lets hope the PS3 can bounce back, As competition is allways great for the consumer. Lower Prices, Better games, And better hardware!
Anyhow, Have a good christmas everyone.

Tired of this Ooops Somethings gone wrong crap! I can hardly post because of it!

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