Chinese Junk Watch: Exploding Yamaha Wireless Guitar Amp

AutoInformed.com on Yamaha Exploding Wireless Guiter Pickups

Lithium Ion battery explosions?

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says a recall involves Yamaha Line 6 Relay G10, G10S (G10SR), and G10T Digital Wireless Guitar System (G10 Family of Products) that allows an electric guitar to be connected wirelessly to an amplifier.

“The lithium-ion battery can overheat, and the battery cover can separate with force,  posing fire and injury hazards.” (This appears to be an explosion – editor) Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and contact Yamaha to receive a free repair for the G10 Family of Products, and a full refund for the G10T USB charging cable. 

Yamaha is aware of four incidents worldwide of the battery cover separating forcefully from the transmitter, including one report of minor property damage.  No injuries have been reported.

The system consists of a transmitter, a receiver, and a charger. The receivers have both a 1/4” and XLR output to connect to an amplifier or other audio equipment.  The products are black in color. The Relay G10T transmitter is stamped “Relay G10” and has a four-digit date code followed by a six-digit individual serial number.

Yamaha is aware of four incidents worldwide of the battery cover separating forcefully from the transmitter, including one report of minor property damage.  No injuries have been reported.

Sold At:

Guitar Center, Sweetwater Sound, Musicians Friend, Sam Ash, and other small retailers nationwide and online at Amazon.com from March 2016 through December 2019 for about $180 for the G10, $250 for the G10S, $100 for the G10T and about $15 for the USB Charging cable.

Importer:

  • Yamaha Guitar Group Inc., of Calabasas, Calif
  • Manufactured in China
  • Recall number: 20-089

Yamaha toll-free at 877- 865-4636 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday, or online at www.line6.com and click on “Corrective Action” or go to www.line6.com/g10recall for information on how to download a firmware update for the G10 Family of Products and to get a refund for the charging cable.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC’s Hotline at 800-638-2772 or teletypewriter at 301-595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing to CPSC’s free e-mail newsletters.

About Ken Zino

Ken Zino is an auto industry veteran with global experience in print, broadcast and electronic media. He has auto testing, marketing, public relations and communications expertise garnered while working in Asia, Europe and the U.S.
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