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
- Tools and Electrical Products
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Fire Hazard
- General Public
- Identification number:
Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Mirka USA Inc.
Mirka® Compact Electric Random Orbital Sanders (CEROS)
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.
|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|
|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|
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.
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.
Mirka USA Inc.
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.