WASHINGTON, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–May 5, 2011. 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: Ryobi ¼ Sheet Sanders
Units: About 300,000
Importer: One World Technologies, Inc., of Anderson, S.C.
Hazard: Pieces of the fan can break off from the fan assembly and be ejected from the product, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 31 reports of broken fan pieces being ejected from the sander, including two reports of minor lacerations.
Description: This recall involves Ryobi brand sheet sanders, model S651D. The sander is blue and black. The word “Ryobi” is on the left side. The model number can be found on the data plate located on the side of the sander just below the handle.
Sold at: Home Depot, Gardner, Inc., Tap Enterprises, Inc., Direct Tools Factory Outlets, Amazon.com, and ToolKing.com from June 2005 through August 2010 for about $30.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled sander and contact One World Technologies to receive a free replacement sander.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact One World Technologies Customer Service at (800) 597-9624 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.ryobitools.com
CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting www.saferproducts.gov