Name of product:
Ryobi ¼ Sheet Sanders
Hazard:

Pieces of the fan can break off from the fan assembly and be ejected from the product, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

Remedy:
Replace
Recall date:
May 5, 2011
Units:
About 300,000
Consumer Contact:

For additional information, contact One World Technologies Customer Service at (800) 597-9624 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.ryobitools.com

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Ryobi brand sheet sanders, model S651D. The sander is blue and black. The word “Ryobi” is on the left side. The model number can be found on the data plate located on the side of the sander just below the handle.

 
Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled sander and contact One World Technologies to receive a free replacement sander.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received 31 reports of broken fan pieces being ejected from the sander, including two reports of minor lacerations.

Sold At:

Home Depot, Gardner, Inc., Tap Enterprises, Inc., Direct Tools Factory Outlets, Amazon.com, and ToolKing.com from June 2005 through August 2010 for about $30.

Importer(s):

One World Technologies, Inc., of Anderson, S.C.

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
11-216