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

Starting date:
May 31, 2016
Posting date:
May 31, 2016
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-58560

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

Affected products

Mirka® Compact Electric Random Orbital Sanders (CEROS)

Product description

This recall involves various models of compact electric random orbital sanders (CEROS). Specifically, the following models: CEROS 325 which has a 77 mm (3-inch) diameter and a 2.5 mm orbit, CEROS 550 which has a 125 mm (5-inch) diameter and a 5 mm orbit; and CEROS 650 which has a 150 mm (6-inch) diameter and a 5 mm orbit.

The sanders are yellow and black with the Mirka logo on the front. The 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. The products are certified by Intertek (ETL) under file number 4006707.

Sanders with serial numbers in the following ranges are being recalled:
Model Number Serial Number Range
CEROS 325 337132024001 to 337332024015
CEROS 325 337332028001 to 337332028112
CEROS 325 344232028001 to 344232028112
CEROS 550 TGU65241 to TGU65528
CEROS 550 UNU62841 to UNU63176
CEROS 550 334128672001 to 334228672064
CEROS 550 334231326001 to 334231326003
CEROS 550 341228672001 to 342228672039
CEROS 550 343228672001 to 343328672018
CEROS 650 KTN61641 to KTN61880
CEROS 650 TCU64185 to TCU64376
CEROS 650 VNU68337 to VNU68480
CEROS 650 VUU65529 to VUU65720
CEROS 650 VVU66369 to VVU66512
CEROS 650 334328673001 to 334428673075
CEROS 650 334331322001 to 334331322048
CEROS 650 338328673001 to 338428673030

 

Sanders sold in cases or boxes can also be identified by the following UPC codes:
Model Number UPC
CEROS 325 in case 842028063199
CEROS 325 in case with no power supply 842028063205
CEROS 550 in case 842028044020
CEROS 550 in case with no power supply 842028062888
CEROS 650 in case 842028044037
CEROS 650 in case with no power supply 842028062895

 

Hazard identified

The sanders can short circuit, posing a fire hazard.

Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of the products.

Mirka has received two reports, one in Canada and one in the United States, of electrical shorting which included the sanders sparking and smoking.  No injuries have been reported.

Number sold

Approximately 276 sanders were sold in Canada and about 2,500 units were distributed in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled sanders were sold from January 2013 to March 2016 in Canada and the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Finland.

Companies

Distributor
Mirka USA Inc.
Twinsburg
Ohio
UNITED STATES
Manufacturer
KWH Mirka
Jeppo
FINLAND

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What you should do

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

For more information, consumers can contact Mirka by telephone at 1-800-843-3904 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST Monday through Friday or visit Mirka's 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.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.