Satoru Iwata has confirmed with the Foreign Correspondents Club in Tokyo that Nintendo will investigate reports that the Wiimote strap is malfunctioning
. Nintendo contends that the strap has been manufactured securely, but admits that "people are getting a lot more excited than we'd expected."
Iwata stressed the need for "additional methods to encourage people to kind of calm down," as if in-game warnings and a mass email
aren't enough. If these incidents keep up, Nintendo's gonna institute a Wii license exam. Oy!
For your reference:"Wii Have A Problem," an accident archive