Wii Strap Recalled, Replaced for Free

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Dec 15, 2006
  1. [M]artin
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    Does that mean they will replace TVs, windows, ect that were damaged due to their faulty product =0
     
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    I knew it was just a matter of time before they got replaced, the strap in that video of the guy smashing it against the wall looked like cheap stuff.

    I really want a Wii now. [​IMG]
     
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    Probably not because their product was not faulty. It just wasn't perfect.
     
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    They aren't issuing a recall, you just have the option to swap it for a better version.
    But they are recalling 200,000 AC adapters for its DS and DS Lite consoles in Japan.
     
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    “As of Monday, anyone who has any problems or concerns about the integrity of their Wii Remote wrist straps can call Nintendo Customer Services for a replacement strap. This is not a product recall. The current wrist strap is fine - it has passed all safely standards and does the job. This is simply a precaution because we are aware of the concerns over their safety. All new Wii Remotes and Wii consoles will ship with the new, thicker wrist strap. Even though the original straps are perfectly adequate for normal play, we can’t control the exuberance of players.” - Nintendo representative
     
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    I don't need them, but hey, they're free.
     
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    Yepper... I hear yah!

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    Yeah I seen this on the local news about the wii. A woman slung one into her tv, a TV and broke the tube...haha, they said she was bowling.
     
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    That demonstrates good corporate social responsibility.
     
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    i didnt need them, but since there free i got 4 of em.
     
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    Sure! And Ford is going to replace the 07 Mustang I crashed into the garage because they made a faulty car that can crash into things.
     
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    Now fix #2 is a rubberized grip on the battery cover. This is more a fix some after market company should do then a recall though. It's not a flaw in Nintendo's design but just a good idea.
     
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    ^ word

    btw from which countries are they recalling? maybe I should hit my local store and see what they say.
     
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    And of course they will replace the garage as well! [​IMG]

    I like this initiative from Nintendo, and that's all I have to say.
     
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    They're not recalling it. They've stated that the old straps have passed safety tests already. But if needed, you can order the new, stronger straps if you wanna feel more secure. You need not send back your old strap.
     
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    seeing they're free, ill take 4 please [​IMG]
     
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    Any word on a Europe action? I've sent an E-mail but probably won't hear anything until monday [​IMG].
     

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