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Nintendo Getting Sued over Defective Wii Straps

post #1 of 21
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LOL. Now-a-day, you can pretty much sue anyone/anything that you don't like...Heck, i wouldn't be surprise if someone sued a person for worshiping God...

Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Ninte...ps-42784.shtml
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post #2 of 21
cept for the fact that suing for a defective product is a legitimate thing....and your example is not. Nice try though lol

on the news the other day, a girl got hit in the eye with the wii-mote cause it flew out of her friend's hand and the strap snapped.
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post #3 of 21
Seriously, who can snap one of those things. And like...who would be dum enough to throw it. Its stupid if you ask me, Ive played on one for a day and its wiked...I just dont see how someone could throw it...
    
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They just need to replace that flimsy strap with a steel cable.
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It's unfortunate, but Nintendo will lose this suit. Good thing they make a ****load of money per console!
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post #6 of 21
or get rid of the strap all together put a warning on and say if your a moron and throw this controller at your friend it is not our fault. (Caution Product may be hot.)
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post #7 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sideburns View Post
cept for the fact that suing for a defective product is a legitimate thing
How is it legitimate in this case? How's this for an example: I sue a car manufacturer because the windows didn't stop bullets, and I got hurt. I don't think it is nitendo's fault that some people are dumb.

EDIT: oh, and that's a good point. If Nitendo didn't use the straps at all, then people wouldn't be blaming them.
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post #8 of 21
The difference is the car manufacturer never stated, or even implied that the windows installed on it's vehicles would stop bullets. However, Nintendo most certainly implied (by it's basic nature) that the strap would keep a remote from flying loose.

I agree that in our current society people are way to sue happy (I just saw a pending class action suit where the suit requests $20 each for those effected by the action of a company and requests $17 million for the laywers for fees...... )......however, this suit is NOT frivolous. Nintendo screwed up, they admit they screwed up by recalling them.

i don't see the problem.
post #9 of 21
I'm sure the suit will be dropped and a settlement reached. After all, Nintendo's doing a recall to prevent any other problems.
    
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post #10 of 21
it was inevitable really...Someone would eventually manage to do the near impossible... Hurt themselves playing on a console...Granted you do have to swing the remote, but not hard enough to A) Snap the strap and B) Smack some chick in the face with it...Standards for stupidity are getting lower by the day...
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