Wii Wrist Straps Subject of Lawsuit

This should come as absolutely no surprise, but Nintendo has once again joined the illustrious ranks of those on the receiving end of a lawsuit. The law firm of Green Welling recently placed a statement on their website in regards to the case being brought against Nintendo. According to the statement, Green Welling has filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of Wii owners due to faulty wrist straps for the Wii remotes:

“The class action lawsuit arose as result of the defective nature of the Nintendo Wii. In particular, the Nintendo Wii game console includes a remote and a wrist strap for the remote.  Owners of the Nintendo Wii reported that when they used the Nintendo remote and wrist strap, as instructed by the material that accompanied the Wii console, the wrist strap broke and caused the remote to leave the user’s hand.  Nintendo’s failure to include a remote that is free from defects is in breach of Nintendo’s own product warranty. “

“The class action lawsuit seeks to enjoin Nintendo from continuing its unfair or deceptive business practices as it relates to the Nintendo Wii.The lawsuit also seeks an injunction that requires Nintendo to correct the defect in the Wii remote and to provide a refund to the purchaser or to replace the defective Wii remote with a Wii remote that functions as it is warranted and intended.”

The Nintendo Wii isn’t the only current console maker being sued. The Microsoft XBox 360 has come under fire for constant hardware failures for their version 1 units (the first consoles shipped) and for console failure after an update at the end of October. Alright, PS3, the ball is in your court now!

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