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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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Just A Thought
By justathought on 12/21/2006 8:31:01 AM , Rating: 2
Unfortunately, common sense is not so common anymore. "Personal responsibility" and "Corporate responsibility" is almost non-existent due to the amount of lawyers looking for work in our society. Why should I write a check and take responsibilty when I can spend that money to have lawyers determine responsibility or irresponsibility in court? It's a worthy gamble today!

To get back on topic... If they admit there is a defect in the wrist straps ... Is Nintendo even addressing the damage that was caused to property or person?





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