Recall Date: January 27, 2015
Recall Number: 15-064
Mirka Extends Recall of Compact Electric Random Orbital Sanders Due to Fire Hazard
Name of Product: Random orbital sanders
Hazard: The sander can short circuit, posing a fire hazard.
Customers should immediately stop using the recalled sanders, unplug them and contact Mirka Abrasives for a free replacement.
Consumer Contact: 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.
Units: About 574 in the U.S. and 21 in Canada (About 440 in the U.S. and 85 in Canada were previously recalled in June 2014.)
Description: 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. To view a list of serial numbers for sanders being recalled, click here: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Mirka-Extends-Recall-of-Compact-Electric-Random-Orbital-Sanders/
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. A list of serial numbers for sanders sent for repair can be viewed here: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Mirka-Extends-Recall-of-Compact-Electric-Random-Orbital-Sanders/
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.
Incidents/Injuries: 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.
Sold 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.
Importer: Mirka Abrasives, Inc. of Twinsburg, Ohio.
Manufactured in: Finland
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