Friday, June 3, 2016

Mirka Recalls Electric Random Orbital Sanders Due to Fire Hazard The sanders can short circuit.

Recall date: May 31, 2016
Recall number: 16-182
  • Recalled Mirka Ceros 325 sanderRecalled Mirka Ceros 325 sanderRecalled Mirka Ceros 325 sanderRecalled Mirka Ceros 325 sanderRecalled Mirka Ceros 325 sander
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    Recalled Mirka Ceros 325 sander
  • Recalled Mirka Ceros 550 and 650 sanders
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    Recalled Mirka Ceros 550 and 650 sanders
  • Location of sander’s model name
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    Location of sander’s model name
  • Serial number location
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    Serial number location
  • Serial number on sander
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    Serial number on sander

Recall Summary

Name of product: Random orbital sanders
The sanders can short circuit, posing a fire hazard.
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.
Report an Incident Involving this Product

Recall Details

In conjunction with

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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)
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 NumberSerial Number Range
CEROS 3253442 32028001  to  3442 32028112
CEROS 3253371 32024001 to 3373 32024015
CEROS 3253373 32028001 to 3373 32028112
CEROS 5503412 28672001  to  3422 28672039
CEROS 5503432 28672001  to  3433 28672018
CEROS 5503341 28672001 to 3342 28672064
CEROS 5503342 31326001 to 3342 31326013
CEROS 6503343 31322001 to 3343 31322048
CEROS 6503343 28673001 to 3344 28673075
CEROS 6503383 28673001 to 3384 28673030
CEROS 550TGU65241 to TGU65528
CEROS 550UNU62841 to UNU63176
CEROS 650KTN61641 to KTN61880
CEROS 650TCU64185 to TCU64376
CEROS 650VNU68337 to VNU68480
CEROS 650VUU65529 to VUU65720
CEROS 650VVU66369 to VVU66512
Mirka has received two reports of electrical shorting incidents which included the sanders sparking and smoking. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled sanders, unplug them and contact Mirka for a free replacement sander.
Sold at
Various distributors and independent retailers nationwide and online at and from January 2013 through March 2016 for about $500.
Mirka USA Inc., of Twinsburg, Ohio
Manufactured in

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