Yamaha Piano Recall


Yamaha has recalled a number of pianos due to a problem with the pedal sticking, causing pianists to play faster than they normally would. This has resulted in a number of accidentals. Several near misses have also been reported in the carpal tunnel. The sticky pedal also makes it harder to come to a full stop at the end of a piece, making it risky for audiences and professionals alike.

Although there have been many accidentals, so far there have been no reported deafs.

Currently sales are flat, and analysts are waiting to see if current volumes will be sustained or dampened. Experts suggest that Yamaha’s response will be key.

Criticism of the company has been sharp, and Congress is planning hearings to find out when Yamaha first learned about the treble.

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    Here's an update on that Yamaha piano recall:
    Congressional inquiries brought a sharp response from president Mitsuru Umemura of Yamaha, who quickly played down the scale of the problem before taking the fifth. "Only a few modal years are affected by what is a relative minor problem," he replied tiercely. With no progression towards a resolution, sales of Yamaha pianos have gone flat, and market analysts predict an interval of diminished revenue for the company. The president announced that Yamaha would triadvertising more and fine tune their marketing strategies in order to augment sales.

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