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Orbital Sander Recall Expanded

Web posted on January 28, 2015

A joint recall between Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC), and Mirka Abrasives, Inc. has been issued for Mirka CEROS compact electric random orbital sanders. This recall is an expansion of an existing recall from June 4, 2014: more serial numbers have been added to the recall.

recalled random orbital sandersThis recall involves 125mm (5") and 150mm (6") 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 3.7m (12-foot) power cord, a DC transformer, a wrench, a multi-hole backup pad, and assorted abrasives.

The 125mm (5") sander is model CEROS 550. The 150mm (6") 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:

ModelSerial Number Range
CEROS 550345231326001 to 345231326023
345331326001 to 345331326025
347228672001 to 347228672048
349428672001 to 349428672048
401528672001 to 401528672080
402228672001 to 402228672016
403228672001 to 403228672048
404328672001 to 404328672048
CEROS 650344228673001 to 344228673048
344328673001 to 344328673048
346128673001 to 346128673048
347128673001 to 347128673048
401428673001 to 401428673070
401528673001 to 401528673026
403328673001 to 403328673048
404228673001 to 404228673048
404328673001 to 404328673048

The sander can short circuit, posing a fire hazard.

Mirka Abrasives has received two reports, one in Canada and one in the United States, of electrical shorting incidents which included the sanders sparking and smoking. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these sanders.

Approximately 21 units involved in the expanded serial number ranges were sold in Canada, and approximately 219 units were sold in the United States, from November 2013 to December 2014 in Canada and the United States.

Manufactured in Finland.

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

For more information, consumers may contact Mirka Abrasives by telephone at 1-800-843-3904 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday or Mirka's website for more information.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.