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R2 Microphone for Cox Box, Cox Box Mini, and Megaphone

Starting date:
December 3, 2012
Posting date:
December 3, 2012
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Sports/Fitness, Electronics
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety, Electrical Hazard
General Public (GP)
Identification number:

Affected products

R2 Microphone for Cox Box, Cox Box Mini, and Megaphone

Product description

This recall involves 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. An uncovered black metal microphone boom is attached to one end of the U and a cable with a round, 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.

Only the microphone with the rubber R2 connector and uncovered metal boom are included in this recall. Microphones with a rubber covering on the boom and a yellow date label on the cable are not included.

Hazard identified

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

Nielsen-Kellerman has received reports of five injuries in the United States and one in England. No incidents have been reported in Canada.

Health Canada has received no reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these microphones.

Number sold

Approximately 230 of the recalled microphones were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled microphones were sold from November 2008 to September 2012.

Place of origin

Manufactured in the United States.


Nielsen-Kellerman Co.
Regatta Sport Canada
St. Catharines
Nielsen-Kellerman Co.

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the NK R2 Microphone with the metal boom and return it to Regatta Sport or Nielsen-Kellerman for a free replacement.

For more information, consumers may contact Nielsen-Kellerman toll-free at 1-800-784-4221, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST Monday through Thursday or visit the firm's website. Additionally, consumers may contact Regatta Sport toll-free at 1-800-567-2739 or visit the Regatta Sport website.