December 15th, 2006, 17:06 Posted By: wraggster
After news circulated that Nintendo has ordered the recalling of three million Wii Remote wrist straps worldwide, CVG contacted Nintendo for the details. It turns out they aren't recalling them at all, but are starting a replacement service for anyone concerned.
"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" confirms the Nintendo spokesperson.
"This is not a product recall", he goes on to stress. "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."
An email sent to CVG from Nintendo shortly after that conversation, gave further reasoning to Nintendo's precaution: "Even though the original straps are perfectly adequate for normal play, we can't control the exuberance of players."
Clearly, it's all those over-excited, sweaty-palmed 10-year-olds' fault. Calm down, guys.
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