The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced recalls of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products unless otherwise instructed.
Product: Wrist straps used with controllers for the Nintendo Wii video game system
Units: 2 million
Distributor: Nintendo of America Inc.
Hazard: If consumers swing the hand-held “Wii Remote”game controllers using excessive force and accidentally let go, the cord connecting the controller to the wrist strap can break, potentially causing the controller to strike bystanders.
Description: The wrist straps are sold with Nintendo's Wii video game system. Its controller, called the Wii Remote, is shaped like a TV remote. The cords on the wrist straps included in this program are 0.6 mm in diameter. The replacement cords are 1 mm in diameter.
Sold by: The Wii video game systems have been sold since Nov. 19,2006, for $249. The Wii Remote has been sold separately from Nov. 19, 2006,for $39. All Wii video game systems purchased after Dec. 11, 2006, should have the new 1 mm cord. All individually sold Wii Remotes purchased after Dec. 18,2006, should have the new 1 mm cord.
Remedy: Contact the firm for a replacement wrist strap.
Contact: Call 800-859-4519 or visit www.support.nintendo.com.