Well, it finally happened. My daughter was swinging the remote while bowling and it went flying into the base of the TV after the strap broke. Fortunately the base is solid wood. Unfortunately the Wii remote doesn't work now. Something internally must have been damaged. I have one of the older straps on these as well. I wonder if Nintendo will replace the Wii remote.
What sucks worse than not having a Wii? Having one you can't play because your Wii remote is broken and you cant find a replacement in stores.