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December 27th, 2006, 03:40
Wii Replacement Wrist Strap
Manufacturer: Nintendo
Site: Wii Replacement Wrist Strap Form (US) (http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/strapreplace.jsp) / Wii Replacement Wrist Strap Form (UK) (http://wii.nintendo.co.uk/6315.html)
Price: FREE

Overview : Nintendo is offering to replace the original version of the wrist straps for the Wii Remote with a newer version. Because Wii consoles shipped starting in early December already utilized the newer version of the strap, you will need to determine which version of the strap you have before ordering a replacement. To view the difference between the original and the new version of the strap, please click here (http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/straps.jsp).

If you have an original version of the strap, please complete the form.

Note: You must be 18 years old or older to order a replacement wrist strap.

Latin American users - Please click here for replacement information for your region (http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/wriststrap/strap_latam.jsp)

Quality/Usability : With all the fatalities to expensive TV sets, complaints of Wii remotes flying and injuries, Nintendo has set up an offer for Wii owners to fill out a form and have replacement wrist straps sent.

Offer is available to US residents and Latin Americans. European/Asian Wii owners should have the new replacement wrist strips included with their accessories and Wii system. Those in the US can fill out the form and Nintendo will send out replacement wrist straps, free of charge. It takes 5-8 business days to arrive once your order has been processed, but I was surprised that it arrived in 2 days from the day Nintendo sent out a shipping confirmation email. What also surprised me was that Nintendo not only sent four (4) wrist straps that I requested, but they sent four more straps. That makes a total of eight (8). I dont know why but I cant complain.

So putting the new wrist straps to test, I did the normal known problems. This includes flinging the Wii remote, accidentally letting go of the remote and even pulling on it. I was surprised to see who durable and strong the new straps are.

Conclusion : Overall, the Wii Replacement Wrist Straps is a must for those who still have the old thin wrist straps. It doesnt cost anything and its better to get replacements than break your TV set and having to buy a new one. With these new wrist straps in place, hopefully there will be no more complaints or damages to TV sets. If there is, either people dont know how to follow instructions or they need to calm down.

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December 30th, 2006, 22:44
Here is a scan of the warning paper that was included with the straps.

January 26th, 2007, 04:32
Didnt know there was a link for UK owners. I have updated the first post with a link for UK owners who want to replace their straps