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Mirka Extends Recall of Compact Electric Random Orbital Sanders

  • CEROS650 6-inch (left) and CEROS550 5-inch compact electric random orbital sanders
  • CEROS680 6-inch compact electric random orbital sander
  • Serial number and model number location
Name of Product:
Random orbital sanders
Hazard:
The sander can short circuit, posing a fire hazard.
Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
January 27, 2015
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.)
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

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. 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.

Remedy:

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

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.
Manufactured In:
Finland
Recall number:
15-064
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