Yamaha Recalls Grand Piano Benches Due to Excess Lead

Posted: 02/21/2017  browse the blog archive
Yamaha Recalls Grand Piano Benches Due to Excess Lead

Yamaha Corporation of America has issued a recall for piano benches sold with Yamaha grand pianos.  The interior compartment of the piano bench uses paint that has been found to contain lead in excess of federal standards.  Consumers are urged to remove the benches and contact Yamaha Corporation of America for instructions on returning the benches for a free replacement.

The recalled benches are brown wood with a brown padded leather seat and a compartment under the seat.  The benches were sold at piano stores nationwide from January 2009 through November 2016.  A list of piano serial numbers sold with the recalled bench is available at Yamaha's bench recall page, along with a claim form.

Lead is a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, and other reproductive harm.  Products sold in California that contain lead must provide consumers with a Proposition 65 warning of probable lead exposure and its effects.

The Chanler Group represents citizen enforcers who, acting in the public interest, commence actions against businesses offering products for sale in California that contain chemicals known to cause cancer or reproductive harm without first providing the health hazard warning required by Proposition 65. Citizen enforcers bringing Proposition 65 actions in the public interest may obtain a Court Judgment imposing civil penalties, an injunction requiring reformulation of products, and/or provision of health hazard warnings.