Mirka is recalling its 5-inch (CEROS 550) and 6-inch (CEROS 650) random orbital electrical sanders after three incidents of electrical shorting that caused the tools to spark and smoke. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
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 347228672001 to 347228672048
CEROS 550 349428672001 to 349428672048
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 403328673001 to 403328673048
CEROS 650 404228673001 to 404228673048
CEROS 650 404328673001 to 404328673048
Customers should immediately stop using the recalled sanders, unplug them and contact Mirka Abrasives for a free replacement. These tools were sold in the U.S. and Canada by Amazon.com, Beavertools.com, and various distributors and retailers from November 2013 to April 2014 for about $500.
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.