Nielsen-Kellerman Recalls Microphones Due to Electric Shock, Burn Hazards

The metal boom of NK R2 coxswain microphones can conduct electricity from an exposed speaker wire or connector.

Recall date: November 13, 2012
Recall number: 13-035
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  • The recalled NK R2 microphone is used with an NK Cox Box 08 or an NK Cox Box Mini

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    The recalled NK R2 microphone is used with an NK Cox Box 08 or an NK Cox Box Mini

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Microphone

Hazard:

The metal boom of the microphone can conduct electricity from an exposed speaker wire or connector and shock or burn the user.

Consumer Contact:

Nielsen-Kellerman, at (800) 784-4221, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday in the U.S. or (Country Code)-1-610-447-1555, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday outside the U.S.; or www.NKhome.com and click on Support, then choose Product Repairs or Product Registration for more information.

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Recall Details

Units

About 7,500

Description

This recall includes NK R2 microphones manufactured before September 1, 2012. The recalled product is a microphone designed to be used by the navigator (coxswain) of rowed racing boats to direct the rowers. It is made of a rubber U-shaped base attached to a blue headband. A black metal microphone boom is attached to one end of the U and a cable with a flat, rubber-covered connector is attached to the other end. The microphones are used with the Cox Box and Cox Box Mini voice amplifiers. The NK logo appears on the headband. Recalled microphones have metal booms that are not covered by rubber and do not have a yellow warning tag on the cable.

Incidents/Injuries

Nielsen-Kellerman has received reports of three incidents in which the users reported second-degree burns where the metal boom contacted their face.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the R2 Microphones and return them to NK for a free replacement.

Sold at

Nielsen-Kellerman Co. online and authorized NK dealers worldwide for about $99.

Manufacturer

Nielsen-Kellerman Co., of Boothwyn, Penn.

Manufactured in

United States

  • The recalled NK R2 microphone is used with an NK Cox Box 08 or an NK Cox Box Mini