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Yamaha warns customers not to climb into musical equipment cases after Carlos Ghosn's escape – CNN, CNN


New York (CNN Business)Yamaha is reminding people that musical equipment cases are for musical equipment – not people – two weeks after fugitive auto titan Carlos Ghosn reportedly wassmuggled out of Japanin one.

In a tweet over the weekend, the Japanese musical equipment company said it was not naming any names, but noted there had been many recent stories about people getting into musical equipment cases .Yamaha(YAMCY)warned people not to get into, or let others get into, its cases to avoid “unfortunate accidents.”

Multiple media outletsHave reported that Ghosn managed to sneak through a Japanese airport to a private jet that whisked him out of the country by hiding in a large, black music equipment case with breathing holes drilled in the bottom. CNN Business has not independently confirmed those details of his escape. The formerNissan(NSANFCEO had been out on bailawaiting trial in Japanon charges of financial wrongdoing before making hisstunning escapeto Lebanon at the end of December. Ghosn has referred to his departure as an effort to “escape injustice.”

Carlos Ghosn: Reports of my escape are inaccurate

In aninterviewwith CNN’s Richard Quest last week, Ghosn did not comment on the nature of his escape, saying he did want to endanger any of the people who aided in the operation.

Ghosn did, however, respond to a question about what it felt like to ride through the airport in a packing case by first declining to comment but then adding: “Freedom, no matter the way it happens, is always sweet. “

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