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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 kasey01 on 12/21/2006 9:14:37 AM , Rating: 2
McDonald's lost because they decided the coffee's taste was more important than safety of its customers. Stella Liebeck, the plaintiff, wasn't the first McDonald's coffee burn victim. McDonald's had many documented cases of burns from their coffee. They knew it was dangerous and refused to do anything about it such as place a simple warning on the cup.

RE: bunch of idiots
By masher2 on 12/21/2006 10:06:58 AM , Rating: 1
> "They knew it was dangerous and refused to do anything about it such as place a simple warning on the cup..."

Would a warning on the cup have prevented this woman from spilling it upon herself? Hardly.

> "McDonald's had many documented cases of burns from their coffee."

You serve a few billion cups of coffee, a few hundred people are going to spill it on themselves. That proves the vast majority of the public wanted their coffee hot, and were able to handle it without any serious risk.

RE: bunch of idiots
By kasey01 on 12/21/2006 10:18:40 AM , Rating: 2
Finally, we get to the real issue: Was the coffee unreasonably dangerous if 700 hundred people had been burned over 10 years of serving millions of cups of coffee? The jury decided it was. If you disagree, that's fine.

About the warning, the law requires you to warn of unreasonably dangerous goods. The point I was trying to make is that McDonald's could have easily protected itself by including a warning. It would have made it much more difficult for the plaintiff to win.

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