Mirka Expands Recall for Orbital Sander that Poses Fire Hazard

Mirka Expands Recall for Orbital Sander that Poses Fire Hazard
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January 28, 2015

Mirka is expanding a June 2014 recall for an orbital sander that poses a fire hazard.

About 595 orbital sanders are now included in the recall, an increase of 70 since the previous recall last summer. The company issued the recall after five reports of electrical shorts and sparks.

The recall includes 5- and 6-inch Mirka CEROS compact electric random orbital sanders that came with either a cardboard box or a plastic carrying case, a 12-foot power cord, a wrench, a multi-hole backup pad and assorted abrasives. Some also came with a DC transformer. The 5-inch sander is model CEROS550. The 6-inch sander is model CEROS650. Model information is 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. A full list of affected serial numbers can be found on the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website.

They were sold by various distributors and independent retailers nationwide and at Amazon.com, Beavertools.com and other online retailers from March 2014 to November 2014 for about $500.

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

Mirka Abrasives can be contacted at (800) 843-3904.