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RECALL #14: Mirka Recalls Compact Electric Random Orbital Sanders Due to Fire Hazard

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Blog entry by lightweightladylefty posted 06-05-2014 02:51 AM 772 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I don’t have to worry about this recall . . . I can’t afford a Mirka!

Recall Date: June 4, 2014
Recall Number: 14-199

Mirka Recalls Compact Electric Random Orbital Sanders Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Random orbital sanders

Hazard: The sander can short circuit, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Replace

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.

Recall Details

Units: About 440 U.S. and 85 in Canada

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. View serial numbers here: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Mirka-Recalls-Compact-Electric-Random-Orbital-Sanders/

Incidents/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.

Remedy: Customers should immediately stop using the recalled sanders, unplug them and contact Mirka Abrasives for a free replacement.

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.

Importer: Mirka Abrasives Inc., of Twinsburg, Ohio

Manufactured in: Finland

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shipwright

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#1 posted 06-05-2014 06:01 AM

Thanks for bringing this to our attention. I have one. Unfortunately it will be a bit of a problem for me because it’s in my Az shop and I’m home in Canada. Good thing I have neighbours. ....... :-)

Too bad, it’s a fabulous sander.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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lightweightladylefty

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#2 posted 06-05-2014 06:36 AM

Paul,

I’m happy I could be helpful! Maybe the replacement will be even better. I only dream about owning such fine tools!

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#3 posted 06-05-2014 11:39 AM

Thanks for the note. Many uses may never see the recall notice.

..............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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shipwright

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#4 posted 06-05-2014 02:53 PM

I’m OK. I got mine in 2012.
(The replacement would have to be awfully good to be better)

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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