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Yamaha Guitar Group recalls digital wireless equipment for electric guitars

The lithium-ion battery can overheat

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Yamaha Guitar Group of Calabasas, Calif, is recalling about 86,700 Line 6 Relay G10 Digital Wireless Guitar Systems and USB charging cables sold in the U.S. and Canada.

The lithium-ion battery can overheat and the battery cover can separate with force, posing fire and injury hazards.

The firm 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.

This recall involves 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 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.

G10

G10S (G10SR)

G10T

Serial ####

Serial ###

Serial ###

6601000001

6736000001

6640000001

The Relay G10T transmitter, manufactured in China, was 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.

What to do

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.

Consumers may contact 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 “Relay 610 Corrective Action” at the bottom of the page or 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.

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