Well, well, well... I could see this coming. Wait for the bugs and their fixes to emerge I said pre-Wii and PS3 launches, a reproach that fell on deaf ears. And what do you know, I was RIGHT!
CBC reports that after multiple reports of broken glass, TV screens, and in one case a "fan apparently sprained and cut a finger on her right hand while trying to rally for a comeback victory in Wii baseball", Nintendo is offering a replacement of the previously flimsy 0.06 cm straps with sturdier o.04 cms versions.
The article goes on to declare Nintendo the (sort-of) current winner in the console wars despite "Wii controllers going ballistic".
Man those writers have got a sense of humor.