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News 3.2 million Wiimotes recalled

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Garside, 15 Dec 2006.

  1. Garside

    Garside New Member

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  2. Bursar

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    I don't think they're recalling the controllers, just the straps. And I think that in the US you can head onto the website, say how many straps you want, and they send them out.

    So it may not be any kind of recall at all!
     
  3. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    And it's not a worldwide recall - according to Nintendo, any Wii sold from early December onwards already has a stronger strap fitted, so that should make any European-release Wii OK.
     
  4. BioSniper

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    I would be happy to replace my Wiimote strap but is there any word of how to actually go about it in the UK?
     
  5. blackerthanblack

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    Who on earth put that light up in the picture? Deserves all he/she got if it was their own work.
     
  6. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    I suppose this is what you get for making a console that people other than nerds play. Having said that though.... I did find myself getting maybe a bit too animated while playing Zelda the other night... Those damn shadow things are utter ****s sometimes.

    Don't circumvent the swear filter, it's there for a reason. - Hex :nono:

    ^^ I wasn't trying to circumvent it... :D must be broke... Can't even remeber what I typed now to be honest.
     
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  7. Chuff_72

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    I would just like to say that this is a duplicate thread :p

    Also it's not a recall of any sort, they are sending replacement straps in the mail, check Engadget for more info, they have a form from Nintendo on their site.
     
  8. Bursar

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    Not true, as mine has a thin strap, and the one I got with Wii Play is also a thin one.

    Some people have been getting the thicker straps though, so it seems a bit hit and miss.

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    The Engadget link is only for US people. I don't think there's any word on how it's going to work in other areas yet.
     
  9. M_D_K

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    Dude calm down no need for such harsh words in your post lol *pats will on the head*


    There just covering there arses as you bloomin well know every damn yank will sue em if they break a lamp, stupid yet true.


    morgan.
     
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  10. Duste

    Duste Sierra my delta, bravo!

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    I definately won't be sending my two back, but I will be buying the silicon covers for them. This will both protect them and give added grip.
     
  11. Chuff_72

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    Dude, nobody's sending anything anywhere (except Nintendo), they are just gonna send a new strap in the mail... probably, as my esteemed colleague pointed out earlier, the UK plans have yet to be revealed.
     
  12. gpw111

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    Maybe my maths isn't what it used to be but if they've sold 325k Wii's then why are they recalling 3.2million controllers? Is everyone buying 10 controllers for each console?
     
  13. oasked

    oasked Stuck in the Mud

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    325k, is only UK sales. 3.2 million controllers is world-wide.
     
  14. mikeuk2004

    mikeuk2004 What you Looking at Fool!

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    lol.

    If this was Sony you would all be slagging them off left right and centre and swearing at Sony. But because its Nintendo your all ok with Nintendo making a unsafe product as the strap fails.

    Nintendo can do no wrong even recalling 200k DS power supplies.
     
  15. keir

    keir S p i t F i r e

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    wouldn't it make more sense for us to give them the address's and them send the new straps.
     
  16. Darkedge

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    Again Ryan's lack of research gives incorrect information..
    not a recall of the Wiimotes AT ALL - just offering new straps if you want them.
     
  17. BioSniper

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    As it turns out the UK are able to phone an 0870 number listed on the BBC site. Ill dig it out in a sec.
    ::edit:: Ahhh yes. From the console section of the forums the link to the beeb: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6182013.stm

    Farlington actually is about 5 miles from me.. Maybe I should go a knocking for new ones? ;)
     
  18. overdosedelusion

    overdosedelusion I mostly come at night, mostly..

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    QFT
     
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    If anyone's interested I've just received a reply from wiiwriststrap@codestorm.co.uk:

    So anyone from the UK that has the old Wiimote strap, regardless if it's broken or not, should email wiiwriststrap@codestorm.co.uk with your Address.

    Hope it helps. :)
     
  20. ChriX

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    But the strap doesn't fail, and even if the strap wasn't there at all it's not exactly unsafe, to people that can understand it's a games controller and not a bowling ball or whatever.

    While we're at it, I can't see the problem with recalling 200k power supplies either. I believe the problem was that "they might get too warm", as opposed to "several have exploded into balls of fire". :p
     
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