Mirka is recalling 2,500 random orbital sanders because they can short circuit, posing a fire hazard. No injuries or property damage have been reported, but Mirka has received two reports of electrical shorting incidents which included the sanders sparking and smoking.
The sanders were manufactured in Finland and sold at various distributors and independent retailers nationwide and online at Amazon.com and BeaverTools.com from January 2013 through March 2016 for about $500. The recall involves 3-inch (CEROS 325), 5-inch (CEROS 550), and 6-inch (CEROS 650) compact electric random orbital sanders. 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. See the CPSC notice for a complete list of affected serial numbers. Additional CEROS 550 and 650 sanders were recalled for a different fire hazard in January 2015 and June 2014.
Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled sanders, unplug them and contact Mirka for a free replacement sander.