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Wrist Strap Recall

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by No Smoking, Dec 15, 2006.

  1. No Smoking

    No Smoking WiiChat Member

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    No more how do i make my wrist strap strong no more im afraid my gf will break my tv with the wii mote. Nintendo have issued a recall of all wrist straps worldwide. Personally i think its a bit of a joke any person with half a brain would know if you swing as hard as you can and you let go the wrist strap is going to break. I guess nintendo got scared that some idiot who broke their tv was going to sue them *sigh* http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/6182013.stm
     
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    Some people are just really stupid! I honestly can't understand all these straps breaking and remotes being lodged in people's TV's!! I guess Nintendo are covering their backs and responding to the bad press. Fair play to them
     
  3. nkbswe5

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    My dad keeps reading about the accidents and keeps saying 'Well dont smash the TV' as if me and my sister are idiots. It's so annoying...
    Well, hopefully these new 'super straps' will stop this ;)
     
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    I think it's crazy, I can't see how people are lettin go of them, me and my friends haven't been even close to letting go, I don't have the biggest of hands so my grip won't be as good as some people and even I haven't had any trouble when swinging the thing, can't understand it.
     
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    Exactly. My hands are getting sweaty as anything, but I'm nowhere near letting them go at all. Except... forget it...
     
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    rtr1900 Wii or not to Wii

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    It doesn´t really has to be that you trown the thing. My daughter stood to close to the table, and smashed the remote against it )playing bowling). Then the Wrist Strap broke. I called Nintendo asking where to buy a new one. They said they would send me a free one.....

    P.S.: The remote isn´t damaged.... lucky us!
     
  7. No Smoking

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    More information just released: The wrist strap are being replaced with vv
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  8. nkbswe5

    nkbswe5 nkbswe5. RLY!

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    lol! That actually made me lol. Good work ;) Though it is quite sad i laugh at things like this at my age...

    I found this...
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    rtr1900 Wii or not to Wii

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    This is cool !!!!!
    It could be a solution!!!!!...... mmmhhhh, I believe I have some spare handcuffs somewhere in the house....... I will try to cut them in two... One for each Wiiremote!
     
  10. No Smoking

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    Lol the one on the left still doesnt look too strong im sure someone will still manage to break that lol
     
  11. bluescythe

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    Is it true

    I have seen on BBC news that nintendo might recall some of their wii consoles because of the hazards they cause to children and adults.This will give the chance to sony and microsoft to exceed nintendo. This is giving me a change of mind on whether to buy a wii or another console. Please tell me if this is true.
     
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    I don't know if this is true or not but I do know it's a ridiculous reason not to purchase the wii. Like so many have said before, get a grip (literally) on the controller.

    what?
     
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    This will give the chance to sony and microsoft to exceed sony.


    what?

    sorry i meant to say nintendo
     
  15. wii.ndi

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    put it this way, people make mistakes and accidently lose grip on the controller..

    but to think that this is guarantee'd to happen.. is stupid. if you seriously think that "oh, its gonna break my tv if i get one cuz im too stupid to hold onto the freakin controller" then don't buy one. let someone else enjoy it..

    i have tested the controller when it was sweaty too.. i don't even know how people throw these wiimotes around the room. i get a a good grip on it, and im fine (no, not squeezing the wiimote till it pops, but pretty firmly) i've had no problems whatso ever.

    and im really sick of these issues being brought up.. people buy cars, people crash cars.. is it guarantee'd to happen? no. but accidents happen (let me just say that the chance of throwing a wiimote is even less than having a car accident, possibly not, but it depends on the dumbasses)
     
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    They don´t recall the cosoles.
    / the BBC reported Nintendo were to recall 3.2 million Wii wrist straps /

    It is indeed correct that the Straps are delicate. And thay they might break soon... But that doesn´t mean that the console in faulty...

    I called yesterday Ninetndo about that my Wrist Strap broke (see my thread). and they will send me a new one for free.

    I agree with wii.ndi. I mean, people think that if they have a strap, they can not loose the control. And if they do, the fault if from Nintendo.....:eek:ut:

    What people must realize is that the remote is NOT a bat, NOT a golfstick, it is a REMOTE! So hold on to it. don´t loose it.....
    But you can not blame a company what YOU break....Should I sue the constructor of my house, If I slam the frontdoor and crash the cristals????

    I can essure you, that your are 100% save with the Wii... I am not saying this because I have one (I didn´t know about the Wii until two weeks ago). I just say it from experience that The Wii is great fun for the family....
     
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    If you check on Nintendo's site nothing has to be sent in to them. Just fill out a form and they will mail new wrist straps...up to 4 of them per registrant.

    I think, even though this is usually an over excited user's fault...they are handling it great!
     
  19. wiino

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    it's great, although i've never had a problem throwing the remote... i'm going to get myself some. never know when one of my friend's my toss it.

    and unfortunately for me, flyingwii.com is doomed with the straps being replaced.
     
  20. Natsmura

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    a UK replacment?

    first message so bear with me.

    does anyone know for certain that Nintendo UK are replacing the wrist straps and if so how one contacts them. I phoned the number given by the BBC and they denied that they were replacing them.

    The US web site has a form to fill in but the UK/Europe site does not appear to have such a form.

    Any help much appreciated.
     

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