The two controllers, Joy-Con that can be taken off from the Nintendo Switch is the reason why a law firm is looking into the situation – Nintendo might be taken to court over the drifting.
We need to explain this term. In short, drifting means that the Joy-Con could think that the analogue sticks are pushed down towards a direction, even though we don’t do that at all, it moves without our input. The drifting could be avoided if we keep the sensors around the analogue sticks clean, away from dirt or dust particles, as those tend to be the reason behind the drifting. This is pretty much one of the biggest hardware issues of the almost two-and-a-half years old Nintendo Switch, and regarding it, the Chimicles, Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith law firm is looking into the issue.
A class-action lawsuit could be starting against Nintendo, and if the big N loses the case, it means all affected Switch owners who experienced drifting could be receiving a settlement. And previously, we have seen another console manufacturer lose the case on the court: when Sony got hacked in 2011, affected players got free PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable games, free themes, free PSN-subscriptions (three months for the first registered people, one month for those who came later), free Music Unlimited subscriptions and SOE Station credits. So despite the ton of cash and the good lawyers via that, not a single company is safe.
Sure, you could send the Joy-Cons back to Nintendo, but the postal costs have to be covered by you. If you are affected by the drifting and live in the US, you can register here. Chimicles, Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith will have Benjamin F. Johns, Andrew W. Ferich, and Alex M. Kashurba as attorneys for the case if it starts.