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Product Recall Author: Consumer Product Safety Commission Last Updated: Nov 29, 2012 - 7:11:02 AM

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

By Consumer Product Safety Commission
Nov 13, 2012 - 7:03:47 PM

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( - WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Microphone

Units: About 7,500

Manufacturer: Nielsen-Kellerman Co., of Boothwyn, Penn.

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

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.

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.

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

Manufactured in: United States

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

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 and click on Support, then choose Product Repairs or Product Registration for more information.

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

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to:, call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing and speech impaired. Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to


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