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Defective product(s) by Mirka pose fire hazard

People who work in construction or complete do-it-yourself projects in Nebraska may be interested to learn that one type of orbital sander has recently been recalled. The Mirka CEROS sander has been known to short circuit, which poses a fire hazard. Such defective product(s) can end up costing someone his or her life or causing major injuries or property damage.

More than 500 of the compact electric sanders by Mirka are part of the current recall in the United States. Nearly 440 of these same saws were recalled in the United States back in June 2014. The saws come in a 5-inch, as well as a 6-inch, version and are black and yellow in color with a Mirka logo located on their fronts.

These saws were marketed at different independent retailers and distributors throughout the United States between March and November of 2014. They were additionally sold online. So far, there have been five reports concerning the sanders' electrical issues, which included smoking and sparking. No property damage or injuries have yet been reported.

Nebraska consumers who end up getting hurt after using defective product(s) may understandably wish to hold the manufacturer of the products accountable. After all, companies are expected to provide products that are proved to be safe for members of the public to use. Injured victims may opt to file product liability claims against the manufacturer, seeking monetary damages that -- if awarded -- may be helpful for covering the loss of wages and any medical treatment required in light of the injuries.

Source: thenorthwestern.com, "Recalls this week: space heaters, orbital sanders", Feb. 1, 2015

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