Electric Sander from Mirka USA Recalled Due to Short Circuit Risk
About 2,500 sanders are potentially affected by this issue
Mirka USA has announced that it is recalling its CEROS compact electric random orbital sanders. The sanders can short circuit, posing a fire hazard to consumers. The company is including about 2,500 units in its recall.
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 to date.
The recall involves three-, five-, and six-inch models. 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 is located 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.
For a full list of the recalled sander models, including serial numbers, see the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) release.
Customers could purchase the affected products at various distributors and independent retailers nationwide and online from January 2013 through March 2016 for about $500.
Individuals with the recalled sanders should immediately stop use, unplug them, and contact Mirka for a free replacement sander.
Consumers with questions about this recall can contact Mirka USA at (800) 843-3904.