Recall date: June 4, 2014
Recall number: 14-199

Recall Summary

Name of product:
Random orbital sanders
Hazard:
The sander can short circuit, posing a fire hazard.
Remedy:
Replace
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.

Recall Details Report an Incident Involving this Product

In Conjunction With:
Units:
About 440 U.S. and 85 in Canada
Description:

This recall involves 5-inch and 6-inch Mirka CEROS compact electric random orbital sanders. The sanders are yellow and black with the 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 a carrying case, a 12-foot power cord, a DC transformer, a wrench, a multi-hole backup pad and assorted abrasives. 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. 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

CEROS 550

347228672001  to  347228672048

CEROS 550

349428672001  to  349428672048

CEROS 550

403228672001  to  403228672048

CEROS 550

404328672001  to  404328672048

CEROS 650

344228673001  to  344228673048

CEROS 650

344328673001  to  344328673048

CEROS 650

346128673001  to  346128673048

CEROS 650

347128673001  to  347128673048

CEROS 650

403328673001  to  403328673048

CEROS 650

404228673001  to  404228673048

CEROS 650

404328673001  to  404328673048

Incidents/Injuries:

Mirka Abrasives has received three reports of electrical shorting incidents which included the sanders sparking and smoking. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

 
Remedy:

Customers should immediately stop using the recalled sanders, unplug them and contact Mirka Abrasives for a free replacement.

Sold At:

Various distributors and independent retailers nationwide and at Amazon.com, Beavertools.com and other online retailers from November 2013 to April 2014 for about $500.

Importer:

Mirka Abrasives Inc., of Twinsburg, Ohio

Manufactured In:
Finland