As was bound to happen, law firm Green Welling LLP filed a nationwide
class action lawsuit on behalf of the owners of the Nintendo Wii against
Nintendo of America. The class action lawsuit contends that the Nintendo Wii is
defective in nature due to the wrist strap for the remote.
The statement from the firm says that Nintendo is in the
wrong as owners of the Nintendo Wii who supposedly followed the material that
accompanied the Wii console experienced broken wrist strap causing the remote
to leave the user’s
hand. The lawsuit seeks an injunction that requires Nintendo to correct the
defect and to provide a refund to the purchaser or to replace the defective Wii
“Nintendo’s failure to include a remote that is free from
defects is in breach of Nintendo’s own product warranty,” the statement reads. “The
class action lawsuit seeks to enjoin Nintendo from continuing its unfair or
deceptive business practices as it relates to the Nintendo Wii.”
The class action lawsuit now awaits approval from a judge.
Nintendo has already responded to wrist strap worries with stronger materials and
Last week Nintendo started offering free wrist strap replacements
for all Nintendo Wii owners, allowing its users to upgrade to the safer and
hopefully less accident-prone equipment.
quote: Coffee is hot - if you don't know that you need to be put back in the padded room.
quote: It's scary how quickly everyone here stands up in defense of a major corporation. You'd think we were talking about suing some little old lady.
quote: Should nintendo replace the straps...I believe they should...but would there have been a case to sue the company if they didn't provide the straps in the first place...no straps, so no guarantee of protection to the remote or any items that it would come in contact with.
Since they provide these straps, they should have been made far stronger...maybe they should not have included them in the package, but sold very strong straps separately.
quote: Nintendo can't be responsible for broken tvs due to people letting go of the Wiimotes any more than I can sue Wilson if I decide to play football in the house and wind up breaking a window
quote: Post your source of this...I'm EXTREMELY curious.