Mirka Abrasives, Inc. recalls Compact Electric Random Orbital Sanders (CEROS)

Starting date:
June 4, 2014
Posting date:
June 4, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Fire Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-39651

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Mirka Abrasives, Inc.

Affected products

Random orbital sanders

Product description

This recall involves 125 mm (5-inch) and 150 mm (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 3.7-metre (12-foot) power cord, a DC transformer, a wrench, a multi-hole backup pad and assorted abrasives.

The 125 mm (5-inch) sander is model CEROS 550. The 150 mm (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

 

Hazard identified

The sander can short circuit, posing a fire hazard.

Mirka Abrasives has received three reports of electrical shorting incidents which included the sanders sparking and smoking in the United States. 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.

Number sold

Approximately 85 units were sold in Canada and 440 units in the United States at various retailers.

Time period sold

Affected products were sold from November 2013 to April 2014 in Canada and the United States.

Place of origin

Assembled in Finland.

Companies

Manufacturer
KWH Mirka
Jeppo
FINLAND

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What you should do

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 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or at Mirka Abrasives website and click on Recall for more information.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

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.