Yamaha Recalls Piano Benches Sold With Grand Pianos Due to Excessive Levels of Lead

the recalled piano benches should be immediately removed from areas with children

Yamaha Recalls Piano Benches Sold With Grand Pianos Due to Excessive Levels of Lead
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February 23, 2017

Yamaha is recalling approximately 900 Piano benches, which are sold along with their Yamaha grand pianos. The paint on the piano bench's interior compartment contains an excessive level of lead, a violation of the federal lead paint standard.

This recall involves piano bench model number 3 I PM / PAW sold with one model of Yamaha grand piano GB1K PM / PAW. The recalled benches are brown wood with a brown padded leather seat and a compartment under the seat. The recalled bench has a manufacturing date code between 08 07 and 16 08("YY MM" for year and month). The model number, manufacturing date code and Yamaha Corporation are printed on a white label on the interior compartment.

To view a list of piano serial numbers sold with a bench that is being recalled, click here.

There have been no illnesses reported in connection to this recall to date. The recalled piano benches were sold at piano stores nationwide from January 2009 through November 2016 for about $15,000.

Consumers should immediately remove the recalled piano benches from areas with children and contact Yamaha Corporation of America for instructions on returning the piano bench for a free replacement bench.

Consumers with any additional questions or concerns about this recall can contact Yamaha at (844) 703-5446.