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

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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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.
Remedy:  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.

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

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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 SaferProducts.gov.

CONTACTS:
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 584-3648
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission



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