Nintendo has denied that it has once again revised the design of the Wiimote strap, despite apparent photographic evidence to back up the claims.
"The four wrist straps on the left of that picture are not made by Nintendo," a spokesperson told Eurogamer this afternoon, referring to pictures showing replacement straps of a different design to those issued with the console and since.
The photographer had claimed that they were sent to him by Nintendo's replacement programme, which was implemented recently as a reaction to (slightly hysterical) complaints that Wiimote straps were flimsy and hazardous.
"There is no new wrist strap - they must be third party," the spokesperson concluded.
At the time of first offering replacements in mid December, Nintendo had said there was "absolutely nothing wrong" with the originals, which, it pointed out, had passed all the required safety tests.