PhotoMirka USA of Twinsburg, Ohio, is recalling about 2,800 random orbital sanders in the U.S. and Canada.

 

The sanders can short circuit, posing a fire hazard.

 

The company has received two reports of electrical shorting incidents which included the sanders sparking and smoking. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

 

This recall involves 3-inch, 5-inch and 6-inch Mirka CEROS compact electric random orbital sanders. The sanders are yellow and black with “Mirka” 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 plastic carrying case, a 12-foot power cord, DC transformer (only in certain sanders), a wrench, a multi-hole backup pad and assorted abrasives.

 

The 3-inch sander is model CEROS 325. 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, and in certain sanders, the serial number can only be found on this sticker. 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 Number

Serial Number Range

CEROS 325

3442 32028001  to  3442 32028112

CEROS 325

3371 32024001 to 3373 32024015

CEROS 325

3373 32028001 to 3373 32028112

CEROS 550

3412 28672001  to  3422 28672039

CEROS 550

3432 28672001  to  3433 28672018

CEROS 550

3341 28672001 to 3342 28672064

CEROS 550

3342 31326001 to 3342 31326013

CEROS 650

3343 31322001 to 3343 31322048

CEROS 650

3343 28673001 to 3344 28673075

CEROS 650

3383 28673001 to 3384 28673030

CEROS 550

TGU65241 to TGU65528

CEROS 550

UNU62841 to UNU63176

CEROS 650

KTN61641 to KTN61880

CEROS 650

TCU64185 to TCU64376

CEROS 650

VNU68337 to VNU68480

CEROS 650

VUU65529 to VUU65720

CEROS 650

VVU66369 to VVU66512

 

 

The sanders, manufactured in Finland, were sold at various distributors and independent retailers nationwide and online at Amazon.com and BeaverTools.com from January 2013, through March 2016, for about $500.

 

What to do

 

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

 

Consumers may contact Mirka USA 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.

 


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