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Consumer product recall

Expanded Recall: Mirka Abrasives, Inc. recalls Compact Electric Random Orbital Sanders (CEROS)

Starting date:
January 27, 2015
Posting date:
January 27, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Fire Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Expansion of June 4, 2014 recall

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

Affected products

Random orbital sanders

Product description

This recall involves 125 mm (5-inch) and 150 mm (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 3.7-metre (12-foot) power cord, a DC transformer, a wrench, a multi-hole backup pad and assorted abrasives.

The 125 mm (5-inch) sander is model CEROS 550. The 150 mm (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 345231326001 to 345231326023
CEROS 550 345331326001 to 345331326025
CEROS 550 347228672001 to 347228672048
CEROS 550 349428672001 to 349428672048
CEROS 550 401528672001 to 401528672080
CEROS 550 402228672001 to 402228672016
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 401428673001 to 401428673070
CEROS 650 401528673001 to 401528673026
CEROS 650 403328673001 to 403328673048
CEROS 650 404228673001 to 404228673048
CEROS 650 404328673001 to 404328673048


Hazard identified

The sander can short circuit, posing a fire hazard.

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

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

Number sold

Approximately 21 units involved in the expanded serial number ranges were sold in Canada and approximately 219 units were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

Affected products were sold from November 2013 to December 2014 in Canada and the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Finland.


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What you should do

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

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