Yamaha Corporation reportedly has warned people not to try and squeeze inside musical instrument cases after news former Nissan Motor chief Carlos Ghosn fled Japan concealed inside one.
"We won't mention the reason, but there have been many tweets about climbing inside large musical instrument cases. A warning after any unfortunate accident would be too late, so we ask everyone not to try it," the maker of speakers and musical instruments said in a post on its twitter account, Reuters reported.
Ghosn, accused of hiding earnings, transferring investment losses to Nissan and misappropriating company funds, escaped from Japan at the end of December for Lebanon. Japanese authorities have vowed to pursue him and have issued an international wanted notice for him and his wife Carole, the news agency noted.
The former auto executive turned fugitive has declined to reveal how he slipped past Japanese airport security, or confirm media reports accomplices smuggled him through a private jet lounge in Kansai Airport in western Japan hidden in large speaker box that was too large to fit through the facility's X-ray scanner, Reuters said.
Earlier reports, which Ghosn has dismissed, said he was carried out of his home in Tokyo in a double bass case.
Yamaha, which supplied piano finish interior wood trim for Lexus' first LS400 saloon, thanked people in a second tweet for liking its first post, which was retweeted more than 50,000 times and also reminded followers instrument cases were designed for instruments and not people.