April 11, 2006
The following product safety recall was conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Bench Sold with Digital Piano
Units: About 176
Distributor: Yamaha Corp. of America, of Buena Park, Calif.
Hazard: On some benches, one or more bench bolts do not meet tensile strength specifications, which can result in collapse of the bench while in use, posing a risk of injury. The recall does not involve the pianos with which the benches were sold.
Incidents/Injuries: Yamaha Corp. has received one report of a bench collapsing in Taiwan. No injuries were reported.
Description: The YDP213 Digital Piano is black with a black and white keyboard and brown trim. The bench is black with a cushioned seat. White stick-on labels on the underside of the bench give the assembly instructions and references several requirements. All labels have Yamaha written on them. The serial number and "Made in China" is stamped on the underside of the seat. The YDP213 Digital Piano and BC-104DR(U) Keyboard Bench are sold together with the bench boxed within the piano box. The model number of the bench appears only on the box within the piano box and not on the bench itself.
Sold Through: Musical instrument retailers and dealers from January 2006 through February 2006 for about $1,000.
Manufactured In: China
Remedy: Yamaha will contact each customer and provide free replacement bolts for each bench.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Yamaha toll-free at (800) 510-6933 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.yamaha.com
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