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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 FixitDave on 12/21/2006 9:16:40 AM , Rating: 2
This is quite a funny thread you have here.

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.

With regards to the MaC Ds thread...this could only happen in America, it should be made illegal to drive while drinking hot drinks and should be extended to other activities like smoking, eating etc.

I can just see the lawyers trying to win a case against Nokia as the user crashed their car and killed members of the public whilst driving and on the phone at the same time.

What's next...I stuck a knife in a plug socket and electrocuted myself, therefore I can sue the company that sold the knife...this is just stupid and we (the public) have to accept reasonability for our own actions.

America is a country that now relies on suing other people and companies because they know they can...it's just a great shame that this way of life is coming over to where I live (in England)...God help us all!!!


RE: bunch of idiots
By kasey01 on 12/21/2006 9:23:11 AM , Rating: 2
Do you not know how to read? She was NOT driving. The car was NOT in motion. The devil is in the details.


RE: bunch of idiots
By FixitDave on 12/21/2006 9:38:32 AM , Rating: 2
Ok...she wasn't driving...calm down

Maybe we should all buy a stawberry milkshake (that isn't too hot or too cold), spill it on our clothes and sue Mc Ds because it stained the garment?

That is on the exact same lines as this...also, $2.6m award...jeeze, they offered to pick up the bill for the medical expences and no doubt add a little extra, but $2.6m...now let me think...was the lawyer working on a % of the payout...just typical greedy American people...but, this thread is about the straps and not Mc Ds.

Just had another thought...I ate Mc Ds for over a year and I'm over weight, unhealthy and have high blood preasure...I only eat McDs food...would I have a case against them????


RE: bunch of idiots
By FixitDave on 12/21/2006 9:45:07 AM , Rating: 2
sorry...$2.9M...


RE: bunch of idiots
By MrPickins on 12/21/2006 2:00:06 PM , Rating: 2
How can you can equate 3rd degree burns resulting in skin grafts with staining your clothes?

And FYI, the woman offered to settle for $20,000 (basically medical bills), but McDonalds refused.

Research before spewing BS.


RE: bunch of idiots
By masher2 (blog) on 12/21/2006 3:42:15 PM , Rating: 1
> "the woman offered to settle for $20,000...but McDonalds refused. "

And so would I have. Because it was her responsibility...and because paying her off meant opening the floodgates to every other negligent person in the future.

All extraneous points aside, the woman asked for a cup of hot coffee, she accepted it, and she spilled it on herself.


RE: bunch of idiots
By rcc on 12/21/2006 5:42:37 PM , Rating: 2
Too late, been done. Don't remember what the outcome was, perhaps it's still in process.


RE: bunch of idiots
By FixitDave on 12/21/2006 9:42:41 AM , Rating: 2
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.


No comment on this though...would they have a case if no strap was provided?


RE: bunch of idiots
By kasey01 on 12/21/2006 10:14:19 AM , Rating: 2
Please don't comment on the McDonald's case if you don't even know the facts. The parties ultimately settled out of court for an amount less than $600,000.

As for your Nintendo, it is an interesting question whether there would be a case if there were no straps in the first place.

See Verdict and Settlement: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liebeck_v._McDonald%2...


RE: bunch of idiots
By FixitDave on 12/21/2006 11:53:08 AM , Rating: 2
Yes...but they wanted to get $2.9M


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