NOE thinks it's necessary to let people know about the menace that is illegal console modification.
Nintendo of Europe has updated its site—the front page, no less—with a notice informing people about the danger of Wii mod chips. The note explains that chips are illegal, of course, and that installing one into your console will void your warranty and possibly render your system unrepairable, should something go wrong. The final sentence of the update goes as far as tossing around the phrase "criminal charges."
Posting this information on the front page indicates that Nintendo is taking this issue very seriously in Europe, perhaps heading any future problems off before they happen. It could also be a move to better educate the consumers that don't know any better. Whatever the reason, if you didn't know about the dangers of mod chips, now you do.