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Recall: Random Orbital Sanders

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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.

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Random Orbital Sanders
Image of Recalled CEROS650 6-inch (left) and CEROS550 5-inch compact electric random orbital sanders 447567
Image of Recalled CEROS680 6-inch compact electric random orbital sander 155463
Image of Recalled Serial number and model number location 390800
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Company Contact Information:

Website: mirka-usa.com
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
Also being recalled in the U.S. only: Sander models CEROS550, CEROS650, and 6-inch sander model CEROS680 that were sent to the Mirka Authorized Repair Center between February 24, 2014 and December 16, 2014 to receive a new speed controller. Mirka is directly contacting U.S. consumers with sanders that were sent to the repair center and have serial numbers in the following ranges:
Model Serial Number Range
CEROS550 241328672025 to 417528672091
CNM25465 to VUU35621
CEROS650 334328673009 to 401428673070
CNM25731 to VVU66448
CEROS680 CLA47198 to VLA38835
The serial numbers are engraved on the side of the sander housing just above the dust shroud or on a white label on the back of the sander housing beneath the grip.

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.

Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.

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.

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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.

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+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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