In an honorable, if not necessary, move, Nintendo has decided to replace the faulty Wii Remote straps that have been giving trouble to gamers aplenty since the launch of Nintendo’s latest home gaming console. As it seems, the reports of simply too many Wii Remote strap-related accidents was enough to get Nintendo’s attention. As you can see in the image provided, the new straps, while still thin, are about twice as thick as the original ones. The replacements are free as long as you submit your Wii console serial number, and you can order up to four straps.
In response to some of the recent stories of Wii-motes damaging friends, family, and expensive electronics (some credible, some not so much), Nintendo felt it would be a good idea to send out a reminder to all the Wii owners out there. The bottom line? Hold on to that Wii-Mote! And don’t flail your arms around at hundreds of miles per hour, ya dumby!
See an image of the e-mail from Nintendo, after the jump…
Now, we bet a few Apple fanboys are going to be feeling a bit sheepish over this one. A couple of weeks back, Dell issued a sweeping recall of laptop batteries, garnering a few point-and-laughs from the non-PC using side of the fence. Of course, Dell was just acting responsibly here, as it is actually Sony who manufactures the faulty batteries for Dell. The thing is, they also manufacture the batteries for Apple, and thusly, Apple has issued a recall of 1.1 million iBook and PowerBook batteries. If you would rather not have your G4-based Apple portable burst into flames, you may want to click on over to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission page, detailing the recall.
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