Recall: Random Orbital Sanders
On 2015-01-27, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Random Orbital Sanders due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in March 2014 for about $500.
About 600 units are involved in this Mirka Abrasives orbital sander recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This is the 1st recall of products in the Sanders/Grinders & Routers category in 2015.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 900,000 product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 843-3904
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What is the problem?
The sander can short circuit, posing a fire hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves 5-inch and 6-inch Mirka CEROS compact electric random orbital sanders. The sanders are yellow and black with Mirka logo 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 a plastic carrying case, a 12-foot power cord, a wrench, a multi-hole backup pad and assorted abrasives. Some also came with a DC transformer. The 5-inch sander is model CEROS550. The 6-inch sander is model CEROS650. Model information is on a white sticker on the back of the sander housing beneath the hand grip. 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||Serial Number Range|
|CEROS550||345231326001 to 345231326023|
|345331326001 to 345331326025|
|401528672001 to 401528672080|
|402228672001 to 402228672016|
|CEROS650||401428673001 to 401428673070|
|401528673001 to 401528673026|
|Model||Serial Number Range|
|CEROS550||241328672025 to 417528672091|
|CNM25465 to VUU35621|
|CEROS650||334328673009 to 401428673070|
|CNM25731 to VVU66448|
|CEROS680||CLA47198 to VLA38835|
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/2015/43403r-eng.php
These items were sold new+ at Various distributors and independent retailers nationwide and at Amazon.com, Beavertools.com and other online retailers from March 2014 to November 2014 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:
Customers should immediately stop using the recalled sanders, unplug them and contact Mirka Abrasives for a free replacement.
Mirka Abrasives 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 Abrasives has received five 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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