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Nintendo to replace Wii-mote straps

Nintendo this morning has announced a program that will allow customers to voluntarily exhange their current Wii-mote straps (which are said to be defective, or simply break too easily) with new straps with a larger diameter string.

The original straps measured at 0.024 inches (diameter), while the new straps have a more sturdy 0.04 inch diameter.

The company will be replacing up to 3.2 million original straps (all new consoles and individual Wii-motes ship with the new strap) in a move that is expected to cost the company several million dollars.

Nintendo is stressing, however, that this is not a recall, just a voluntary upgrade if you will of your current Wii-mote strap.

Those interested can contact Nintendo here to get your replacement strap.

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