Recall: Mirka Random Orbital Sanders
On 2016-05-31, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Mirka Random Orbital Sanders due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2013 for about $500.
About 3,000 units are involved in this (s)Mirka orbital sander recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Sanders/Grinders & Routers category in 2016.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 900,000 product units.
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What is the problem?
The sanders can short circuit, posing a fire hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves 3-inch, 5-inch and 6-inch Mirka CEROS compact electric random orbital sanders. The sanders are yellow and black with "Mirka" on the front. A speed control lever is on the top of the sanders and a vacuum hose connector on the rear. The recalled sanders came with either a cardboard box or plastic carrying case, a 12-foot power cord, DC transformer (only in certain sanders), a wrench, a multi-hole backup pad and assorted abrasives. The 3-inch sander is model CEROS 325. The 5-inch sander is model CEROS 550. The 6-inch sander is model CEROS 650. Model names are on a white sticker on the back of the sander housing beneath the hand grip, and in certain sanders, the serial number can only be found on this sticker. Serial numbers are engraved on the side of the sander housing just above the dust shroud. Sanders with serial numbers in the following ranges are being recalled:
|Model Number||Serial Number Range|
|CEROS 325||3442 32028001 to 3442 32028112|
|CEROS 325||3371 32024001 to 3373 32024015|
|CEROS 325||3373 32028001 to 3373 32028112|
|CEROS 550||3412 28672001 to 3422 28672039|
|CEROS 550||3432 28672001 to 3433 28672018|
|CEROS 550||3341 28672001 to 3342 28672064|
|CEROS 550||3342 31326001 to 3342 31326013|
|CEROS 650||3343 31322001 to 3343 31322048|
|CEROS 650||3343 28673001 to 3344 28673075|
|CEROS 650||3383 28673001 to 3384 28673030|
|CEROS 550||TGU65241 to TGU65528|
|CEROS 550||UNU62841 to UNU63176|
|CEROS 650||KTN61641 to KTN61880|
|CEROS 650||TCU64185 to TCU64376|
|CEROS 650||VNU68337 to VNU68480|
|CEROS 650||VUU65529 to VUU65720|
|CEROS 650||VVU66369 to VVU66512|
This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2016/58560r-eng.php
These items were sold new+ at Various distributors and independent retailers nationwide and online at Amazon.com and BeaverTools.com from January 2013 through March 2016 for about $500.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled sanders, unplug them and contact Mirka for a free replacement sander.
Mirka USA at 800-843-3904 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.mirka-usa.com and click on Recall for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Mirka has received two reports of electrical shorting incidents which included the sanders sparking and smoking. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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