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Nintendo must have seen this coming

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 remote.

“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 safety reminders. 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.

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By SniperWulf on 12/20/2006 9:59:09 AM , Rating: 2
Is it because we as americans generally take the brute force approach? Forget about using a little common sense and restraint? I mean, if the strap was truly defective... wouldn't the Wii's sold in Japan be subject to the same thing?

By encryptkeeper on 12/20/2006 11:04:58 AM , Rating: 1
Well that may prove that people in Japan are smarter than Americans.

By SniperWulf on 12/20/2006 1:09:41 PM , Rating: 2
Another thing I just realized is that I haven't heard or read any reports of kids breaking anything while playing... just teenagers and adults that should know better

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