November 13, 2012
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.
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.
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.