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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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RE: bunch of idiots
By Andrwken on 12/20/2006 2:12:10 PM , Rating: 2
They say you can't fix stupid, but we can try and make it so stupid people don't hurt themselves. As a programmer for automated manufacturing systems, it seems nowadays more programming is used to protect "stupid" people than to enhance the operation of said machinery. We spend more time taking any or all risk out of the equation rather than educating people on what not to do. So as a result, we get more lemmings running around burning their mouths on hot coffee, and more ridiculous lawsuits to compensate the ignorance. At least I know I won't be out of work any time soon, as they will always build a better idiot, and I will continue to design the better software to counter the idiot.

It seems Nintendo underestimated the "idiot" when they started marketing their machine to the masses, LOL! I feel their pain.

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