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Nintendo Sued For Strap Issues


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Law firm Green Welling LLP has announced that it has filed a class-action lawsuit against Nintendo of America following incidents of snapped Wii remote wrist straps resulting from users throwing the controllers with great force while playing. Green Welling, acting on behalf of Wii owners, claims that the failure of the straps during use "as instructed by the material that accompanied the Wii console" and resultant "failure [of Nintendo] to include a remote that is free from defects" constitutes a breach of the end user warranty included with the Wii.

The suit "seeks to enjoin Nintendo from continuing its unfair or deceptive business practices," and demands Nintendo correct the design flaw and replace existing straps. As we reported earlier this month, Nintendo has begun shipping newer, stronger straps in various territories, and has instituted a free replacement program for consumers.

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In case it wasnt obvious, Nintendo doesnt think the recent lawsuit filed against them for the Wii strap issue has much merit. They have now put out an official response here:

"We believe the lawsuit to be completely without merit. Nintendo has a long tradition of delivering high-quality products and excellent customer service, and we take all reports from our customers seriously.

At the time we became aware of the lawsuit, we had already taken appropriate steps to reinforce with consumers the proper use of the Wii Remote and had made stronger replacement wrist straps available. This suit has had no effect on those efforts."

If you check out the Green Welling LLP website you'll see all kinds of class action suits that these guys jump in on. Green Welling loves you and wants to protect you. Money is cool too.

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