Rumours about there being a recall due to strap problems is false. Quoting an article featuring a Nintendo employee is proof below: "There is no problem with the wrist strap as long as the Wii Remote is used sensibly and properly in accordance with the guidelines provided by Nintendo."
Proper Wii Remote™ Usage
Nintendo is confident that by using the Wii Remote and wrist strap in compliance with the guidelines provided by Nintendo, people will fully enjoy their games without causing injury to other people or damaging surrounding objects. Nintendo is continuing a dialogue with its customers about the proper and safe use of the motion-sensitive Wii Remote controller when playing Wii Sports. The following tips are advised for safe play:• 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 it is recommended not to use excessively rapid, violent or wide swinging motions while using the Wii Remote during game play.• Nintendo will replace broken straps free of charge for consumers who have requested them. • All new Wii hardware shipments include enhanced wrist straps. • Links about Wii safety are being added to various Nintendo Web sites • Games include on-screen advisories about proper wrist strap use. • The Wii operations manual and the manual for Wii Sports will be updated with additional wrist strap cautions and specific game advice.
• Nintendo will update on-screen wrist strap advisories to include additional messaging.
According to Associated Press, the remote controls started snapping because the wands were being waved too vigorously.