21 March 2010

Toyota - Not the only Japanese recall

This just in from a colleague's aunt, who seems to have unusually close ties with the Japanese ministry responsible for such things.
Yamaha has recalled 20,00 pianos due to problems with the pedal sticking, causing pianists to play faster than they normally would, resulting in a dangerous number of accidentals. The sticky pedal also makes it harder for pianists to come to a full stop at the end of a piece making it extremely risky for audiences. Although there have been a tremendous number of accidentals, fortunately it has so far caused no deafs. Analysts are wondering if it will put a damper on their bass market and if Yamaha will be able to sustain sales. Congress is also considering calling in the president of Yamaha for questioning as to when the company first learned about the treble.

Music to make you weep, huh?

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