Last week, One World Technologies announced the recall of its Ryobi Sheet Sanders. In total, almost 300,000 of the company’s sheet sanders were recalled. The reason for the recall is that pieces of the fan in the sheet sander can break off from the product and potentially cut or injure the person using it. As a Plantation Products Liability Attorney, this recall caught my attention because of the serious injury threat that the product poses for consumers. A piece of a product unexpectedly breaking off and cutting someone is extremely serious and could have significant consequences for the owners of the sheet sanders.
According to the CPSC One World Technologies Recall Release, the company has received 31 reports of broken fan pieces already. In fact, two people have reported that the fan pieces that were ejected from the sheet sander caused minor lacerations. As a Plantation Personal Injury Lawyer, I think that this product definitely poses a safety hazard for consumers and I am glad that One World Technologies decided to do the right thing and announce the recall of its sheet sanders.
Hopefully any further injuries can be avoided as a result of One World Technologies working with the CPSC to alert consumers of this recall. Consumers need to be made aware of this issue before someone suffers a horrific injury as a result of a fan piece cutting their skin or their eyes. As a Plantation Personal Injury Attorney, I hope that this recall results in safer sheet sanders for consumers, now that One World Technologies knows about this particular product defect. If you own this product, please be sure to check with the CPSC Sheet Sander Recall Release to see if your model number is affected and to find out how to handle the recall process.