11/14/2012 - Nielsen-Kellerman Recalls Microphones Due to Electric Shock, Burn Hazards

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

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

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13035.html