Replacement wrist straps, packaging, and safety informationAmidst rising reports of broken TVs and injured players, Nintendo is offering to replace 3.2 million original Wii Remote wrist straps with a newer, stronger version.
Nintendo, which is facing at least one lawsuit over damage caused by a reported wrist strap breakage, firmly asserts that this action is a replacement, not a "recall", of the original strap. The company is also taking efforts to "reinforce with consumers the proper use of the Wii Remote" according to Nintendo.
Not wanting to risk any potential Wii-related catastrophes (other than my sinking bowling average) I filled out Nintendo's online replacement form. Within a few weeks, my two replacement straps arrived.
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