NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 9, 2010
Release #10-339 Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 220-1767
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Black & Decker Recalls Random Orbit Sanders Due to Laceration Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary
recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using
recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is
illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Black & Decker Random Orbit Sanders
Units: About 192,000
Manufacturer: Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc., of Towson, Md.
Hazard: The black plastic disc (called the platen) that holds the
sandpaper can fly off or break apart during use and the disc, or
pieces of the disc, can hit the user or those nearby, posing a
Incidents/Injuries: Black & Decker has received 73 reports of
incidents involving the sander?s black plastic disc (platen) breaking
or falling apart, including 15 reports of injuries from flying pieces,
one of which involved a serious facial laceration.
Description: This recall involves Black & Decker random orbit sanders
with model numbers RO400, RO400G, RO410, RO410K, RO410LW and FS3000ROS
and date codes between 200701 and 200929. The sanders are orange and
black. ?Black & Decker? is printed on the sanders. The model number is
printed on a label on the sander. The date code is stamped on the
underside of the sander where the dust bag is inserted.
Sold at: Home center, hardware and discount stores and by authorized
Black & Decker dealers nationwide from January 2007 through July 2009
for about $40.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled sanders
and contact Black & Decker for a free replacement platen to hold the
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Black & Decker
toll-free at (866) 220-1767 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday
through Friday or visit the firm?s website at www.blackanddecker.com
Picture of Back of Recalled Random Orbit Sander showing model number
Picture of Underside of Recalled Random Orbit Sander showing date code
CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that
are either directly related to this product recall or involve a
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