RECALL #24: This Mirka ROS recall includes more sanders

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Blog entry by lightweightladylefty posted 06-01-2016 02:39 AM 1421 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Recall Date: May 31, 2016
Recall Number: 16-182

Mirka Recalls Electric Random Orbital Sanders Due to Fire Hazard

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Random orbital sanders

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

Remedy: Replace
Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled sanders, unplug them and contact Mirka for a free replacement sander.

Consumer Contact: Mirka USA at 800-843-3904 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at and click on Recall for more information.

Recall Details

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Units: About 2,500 (in addition about 300 were sold in Canada) (additional CEROS 550 and 650 sanders were recalled for a different fire hazard in January 2015)

Description: This recall involves 3-inch, 5-inch and 6-inch Mirka CEROS compact electric random orbital sanders. The sanders are yellow and black with “Mirka” 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 either a cardboard box or plastic carrying case, a 12-foot power cord, DC transformer (only in certain sanders), a wrench, a multi-hole backup pad and assorted abrasives. The 3-inch sander is model CEROS 325. 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, and in certain sanders, the serial number can only be found on this sticker. 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 Number Serial Number Range
CEROS 325 3442 32028001 to 3442 32028112
CEROS 325 3371 32024001 to 3373 32024015
CEROS 325 3373 32028001 to 3373 32028112
CEROS 550 3412 28672001 to 3422 28672039
CEROS 550 3432 28672001 to 3433 28672018
CEROS 550 3341 28672001 to 3342 28672064
CEROS 550 3342 31326001 to 3342 31326013
CEROS 650 3343 31322001 to 3343 31322048
CEROS 650 3343 28673001 to 3344 28673075
CEROS 650 3383 28673001 to 3384 28673030
CEROS 550 TGU65241 to TGU65528
CEROS 550 UNU62841 to UNU63176
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

Incidents/Injuries: Mirka has received two reports of electrical shorting incidents which included the sanders sparking and smoking. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
Sold at: Various distributors and independent retailers nationwide and online at and from January 2013 through March 2016 for about $500.
Importer: Mirka USA Inc., of Twinsburg, Ohio

Manufactured in: Finland

Note: Health Canada’s press release is available at: http

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 06-01-2016 11:51 AM

I didn’t know Mirka made tool. I thought they just made Abranet sand paper!
That does not sound good for their sander. maybe they should stick wiht the sandpaper!!.


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#2 posted 06-01-2016 12:48 PM

I don’t own one, but, I’ll still say thnx for passing this along

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