May 26, 2006
Release #06-172
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 609-2624

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Yamaha In-Ceiling and In-Wall Speakers.

Units: About 4,300 units.

Distributor: Yamaha Electronics Corporation, of Buena Park, Calif.

Hazard: On some speakers, the mounting clamps can break causing the speaker to fall. Falling speakers could possibly hit consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Yamaha has received 14 reports of falling speakers. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled models are the In-Ceiling Speaker, NS-IW360C, which is round; and the In-Wall Speaker, NS-IW660, which is rectangular. Both models have a white rim and grill, and black interior. Each individual speaker has its own unique serial number. The model and serial numbers appear both on the box and on the speakers. The following are the recalled serial numbers:


Name of ProductModel NumberSerial Numbers
Yamaha In-Ceiling Speaker NS-IW360C 523601 through 526800 and
600001 through 604400
Yamaha In-Wall Speaker NS-IW660 500001 through 501000


Sold at: Audiovisual and electronic entertainment stores nationwide from January 2006 through March 2006 for about $180 (NS-IW360C) or $350 (NS-IW660).

Manufactured In: China

Remedy: Consumers should contact Yamaha to determine whether their speakers are subject to this recall, and if so, how to get free replacement speakers.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Yamaha at (800) 609-2624 between 8 am and 4 pm PT any day, visit the firm's Web site at or e-mail Yamaha at


Picture of Recalled NS-IW360C In-Ceiling Speaker

NS-IW360C In-Ceiling Speaker


Picture of Recalled NS-IW660 In-Wall Speaker

 NS-IW660 In-Wall Speaker