Black & Decker recalls 192,000 random orbital sanders
August 15, 2011 | 8:36 pm UTC

WASHINGTON -- Black & Decker of Towson, MD, announced a voluntary recall of approximately 192,000 random orbital sanders.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the recall followed 73 reports of incidents involving the sander’s black plastic disc (the platen that holds the sandpaper in place) breaking or falling apart, including 15 reports of injuries from flying pieces, one of which involved a serious facial laceration.

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."

The sanders, manufactured in China, were sold at Home center, hardware and discount stores and by authorized Black & Decker dealers nationwide from January 2007 through July 2009 for about $40.

Read U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commissiion's press release.

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