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  • Location of model number and date code on recalled piano bench

  • Chart explaining information on piano bench label

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017 1:58 pm

Yamaha Corporation of America recalls piano benches sold with Yamaha grand pianos

Yamaha Corporation of America recalls piano benches sold with Yamaha grand pianos due to the paint on the piano bench's interior compartment contains an excessive level of lead. This is 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.  Consumers can also find a list of piano serial numbers sold with a bench that is being recalled is at http://4wrd.it/benchrecall.

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 can contact Yamaha Corporation of America toll-free at 844-703-5446 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, email the firm at Benchrecall@yamaha.com online at www.usa.yamaha.com and click on "Support" or http://4wrd.it/benchrecall for more information.

The benches were sold at piano stores nationwide from January 2009 through November 2016 for about $15,000.