The following tips are advised for safe play:
* Always wear the wrist strap while playing.
* Keep a firm grip on the Wii Remote at all times.
* Make sure people and objects are out of the range of movement before play begins.
Other things to keep in mind include:
* Players should keep at least three feet from their televisions and should dry their hands if they become moist.
* Remember that the Wii Remote is responsive enough to detect minor movements – so excessive and forceful actions are not necessary.
* The motions made are similar to real-life sports games, but the force is not.
These tips complement efforts already underway:
* Nintendo has been replacing broken wrist straps for consumers who request them.
* Nintendo operates a toll-free number and a Web site for customers to request replacement wrist straps. Consumers can call 1-800-859-4519 or visit support.nintendo.com to get a replacement wrist strap.
* All new Wii hardware shipments include new wrist straps and a safety sheet.
* Links about Wii safety are available on various Nintendo Web sites, including multiple links on Nintendo.com, Wii.Nintendo.com and the Nintendo World store Web site.
* Nintendo sent an e-mail message to members of the MyNintendo customer-loyalty program about Wii Remote safety. A similar message will be sent each week to consumers who register their new Wii systems at MyNintendo.com.
* Games include on-screen advisories about proper wrist strap use.
* Nintendo includes an insert about Wii safety with all correspondence dealing with Wii product repairs and replacements.
In the coming weeks, Nintendo will:
* Send electronic messages to Internet-connected Wii systems to highlight key Wii safety points.
* Update the Wii operations manual and the manual for Wii Sports with additional wrist strap cautions and specific game advice.
* Update on-screen wrist strap advisories to include additional messaging.