The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSP), in cooperation with importer One World Technologies of Anderson, S.C., is recalling approximately 300,000 Ryobi 1/4th sheet sanders due to a risk of injury.
Pieces of the fan can break off from the fan assembly and be ejected from the product, posing a laceration hazard to consumers, the CPSC announcement said.
The firm has received 31 reports of broken fan pieces being ejected from the sander, including two reports of minor lacerations.
The sanders, which were made in China, were sold from June 2005 to August 2010 through Home Depot, Gardner, Tap Enterprises, Direct Tools Factory Outlets, Amazon.com and ToolKing.com.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled sander and contact One World Technologies to receive a free replacement sander. More information on the recall is available at ryobitools.com.