File this under "c'mon, you had to see this one coming." Just days after Nintendo announced a recall of 3.2 million Wii remote straps due to reports of the parts breaking and even causing bodily harm comes news of a lawsuit against the company.
The nationwide suit seeking class action status was filed by Green Welling LLP in the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Washington. "Nintendo's failure to include a remote that is free from defects is in breach of Nintendo's own product warranty," says a statement on the law firm's site.
The suit, says the statement, seeks to "enjoin Nintendo from continuing its unfair or deceptive business practices as it relates to the Nintendo Wii." It also seeks an injunction requiring the company to correct the defect in the Wii remote and either provide refunds to buyers or replace the ailing Wii remote.
Nintendo's Wii game console was released November 17 to great fanfare, much of it centered around the so-called "Wiimote." The controller lets players physically interact with a game--swinging it like a baseball bat or a tennis racket, for example, or holding it like a gun in a shooting match.