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Recall of the Week: Ryobi ¼ sheet sanders due to laceration hazard

By Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist

One World Technologies Inc. is recalling about 300,000 Ryobi ¼ sheet sanders

11216[1] Pieces of the fan can break off from the fan assembly and be ejected from the product, posing a laceration hazard to consumers, One World Technologies said in a joint statement with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The firm has received 31 reports of broken fan pieces being ejected from the sander, including two reports of minor lacerations.

The 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.

Manufactured in China, the sanders were sold at Home Depot, Gardner Inc., Tap Enterprises, Direct Tools Factory Outlets,, and from June 2005 through August 2010 for about $30.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled sander and contact One World Technologies to receive a free replacement sander, the firm and the commission advises.

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

For details on other recalls, see 

Copyright 2011, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist


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