Safety alert over potentially dangerous Bosch sandersCould your sander injure or electrocute you?

07 January 2016

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Bosch has issued a safety alert over some of its sanders

A safety notice has been issued over some Bosch sanders that could injure you or give you a life-threatening electric shock. 

If you have one of the defective sanders you should stop using it immediately. Read on below to find out how to identify whether your sander is affected. 

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Is your Bosch sander a potential safety risk? 

Bosch said its own checks had uncovered a fault with the ventilation wheel on a limited number of sanders, which means small parts could fly off and lead to injuries.

Live components could also be exposed, which could result in a life-threatening electric shock. Bosch added that it wasn't aware of any such cases.

Bosch is recalling all affected sanders and has promised to exchange them for new ones free of charge. 

The fault involves sander series PSS 2, PSS 20, PSS 190, PSS 200, PSS 250 and PSS 2000, which were manufactured from June through to August 2007.

Find out more about different types of sander and their features.

Act now if you own a recalled sander

You can check if your sander's affected by the safety alert by looking on its type plate. This will show you the model, as well as the device number and serial number.

The sanders affected are outlined in the table below:

List of Bosch sanders affected
ModelDevice numberSerial number
PSS 2 A3 603 C40 040786xxxxxx - 788xxxxxx
PSS 20 A3 603 C40 040786xxxxxx - 788xxxxxx
PSS 190 AC3 603 C40 101786xxxxxx - 788xxxxxx
PSS 200 A3 603 C40 000
3 603 C40 040
3 603 C40 050
3 603 C40 070
786xxxxxx - 788xxxxxx
786xxxxxx - 788xxxxxx
786xxxxxx - 788xxxxxx
786xxxxxx - 788xxxxxx
PSS 200 AC3 603 C40 100786xxxxxx - 788xxxxxx
PSS 250 A3 603 C40 201786xxxxxx - 788xxxxxx
PSS 250 AE3 603 C40 200
3 603 C40 240
3 603 C40 270
786xxxxxx - 788xxxxxx
786xxxxxx - 788xxxxxx
786xxxxxx - 788xxxxxx
PSS 2000 A3 603 C40 040786xxxxxx - 788xxxxxx

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