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Mirka Recalls Compact Electric Random Orbital Sanders Due to Fire Hazard

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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1973 and charged with protecting the American public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call the CPSC hotline at 1-800-638-2772, or visit http//:www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Further recall information is available at http://www.cpsc.gov.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Random orbital sanders

Hazard: The sander can short circuit, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: 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.

Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Mirka-Recalls-Compact-Electric-Random-Orbital-Sanders.  

Recall Details

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.

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

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2014/39651r-eng.php.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.  Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.

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