Manufacturer: Mirka Abrasives Inc
Product: Random Orbital Sanders
Hazard: The sander can short circuit, posing a fire hazard.
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.
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
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.
Units: About 440 U.S. and 85 in Canada
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.