CPSC issues recall on spotlights and sanders

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Black & Decker, yesterday announced the voluntary recall of the Black & Decker Random Orbit Sanders.

The recall affects approximately 192,000 units.

According to the release, 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 laceration hazard.

Black & Decker has received 73 reports of incidents involving the platen breaking or falling apart, including 15 reports of injuries from flying pieces, one of which involved a serious facial laceration.

Also in cooperation with Innovage, the CPSC has announced the voluntary recall of its FIXIT One Million Candlepower Rechargeable Spotlights.
The recall affects approximately 1.4 million spotlights.

According to the release, the spotlight’s charging adapter can overcharge the battery, forcing it to rupture and leak battery acid. This poses a chemical burn hazard to consumers. The firm said it received 13 reports of incidents involving minor skin chemical burns and battery acid burn holes in upholstery, clothing and carpeting.

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. Visit: https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx

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