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Ryobi's sheet sander has been recalled voluntarily.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission and One World Technologies, Inc., makers of Ryobi tools, has announced a voluntary recall of 300,000 Ryobi 1/4 in. sheet sanders, model S651D. The company has gotten more than 30 reports of the fan breaking and ejecting parts from the tool. There were two reports of minor cuts from the flying parts.
The tools were sold at The Home Depot, Tap Enterprises, Inc., Direct Tools Factory Outlets, Amazon.com, and Toolking.com, from 2005 to 2010. If you own one of these tools, contact One World Technologies, and you’ll get a free replacement sander.
For more information, contact the CPSC or Ryobi.
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