Without context, it may seem like a random warning, but Yamaha advises people not to try to get inside musical instrument boxes.
The corporation has not named any name, but follows unconfirmed reports former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn He fled Japan hidden inside a speaker box or a double bass box.
“We will not mention the reason, but there have been many tweets about climbing inside large boxes of musical instruments.
“A warning after any unfortunate accident would be too late, so we ask everyone not to try,” the Japanese company said in a post on its Twitter account.
Ghosn, accused of hiding profits, transferring investment losses to Nissan and misappropriating company funds, escaped from Japan at the end of December.
He is now in Lebanon, but the Japanese authorities have promised to pursue him and have issued an international search notice for him and his wife Carole. He denied acting badly, and at a press conference last week he denounced what he said was persecution in Japan.
The fugitive refused to reveal how he overlooked the security of the Japanese airport, or confirmed media reports that the accomplices smuggled him through a private room at Kansai airport in Japan hidden in a large speaker box that was too large to pass through the installation’s x-ray scanner.
Previous reports, which Ghosn has dismissed, said he was taken from his home in Tokyo in a double bass case.
Reports have led some to tweet photos of themselves or their babies in instrument boxes.
Yamaha, which manufactures instruments and equipment ranging from pianos and double basses to heavy-duty drums and speakers, thanked people in a second tweet for liking their first post, which was retweeted more than 50,000 times.
He also reminded fans again that instrument cases are designed for instruments and not for people.