More on Wii strap offer
Contact details, advice.
Following Friday's revelation that Nintendo is offering Wii owners a free replacement wrist-strap, the company has offered more details on how customers can take action here in the UK.
Reiterating that it's a "voluntary exchange programme" and not the "recall" declared by some, Nintendo says that you should contact your nearest Nintendo Service Centre, which can be done via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), telephone (0870 60 60 247 - national rate) or post (Wii Wrist Strap, Nintendo Service Centre, CoDEStorm House, Walton Road, Farlington, PO6 1TR).
From our conversation with a Nintendo spokesperson on Friday, it sounds like you'll need to post them your existing strap in order to be sent a replacement with a thicker connecting cord. Similar schemes are already in place in Japan and the US.
And, for those of you willing to brave the perils of simply not playing games so violently and sweatily that you end up smashing up your mum's ornaments (or face), here are some newly issued tips for "safe play", courtesy of Nintendo:
"Always wear the wrist strap while playing.
"Keep a firm grip on the Wii Remote at all times.
"Make sure people and objects are out of the range of movement before play begins.
"Players should keep at least three feet/ one meter from their televisions and dry their hands if they become sweaty or wet for any other reason.
"Remember that the Wii Remote is responsive enough to detect minor movements - so excessive and forceful actions are not necessary. Therefore we recommend not to use excessively rapid, violent or wide swinging motions while using the Wii Remote during game play."