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Warning! This tool is intended for DOMESTIC USE
ONLY. To avoid permanent motor damages the tool must
not be used more than 20 minutes at a time.
If additional use is needed, the unit must be turned off
for at least 10 minutes in order to cool down the motor.
Any excessive use other than the suggested in these
instructions might cause permanent damages to the
product voiding its warranty.
DO NOT RETURN THIS PRODUCT TO THE STORE,
first contact your local BLACK+DECKER office
or nearest authorized service center.
Your BLACK+DECKER trimmer has been designed for
trimming and finishing lawn edges and to cut grass in confined
spaces. This appliance is intended for consumer use only.
GENERAL SAFETY RULES
Warning! Read and understand all instructions. Failure
to follow all instructions listed below, may result in electric
shock, fire and/or serious personal injury.
Warning! When using garden power tools, basic safety
precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk
of fire, electric shock and personal injury.
SAFETY GUIDELINES - DEFINITIONS
It is important for you to read and understand this manual.
The information it contains relates to protecting YOUR
SAFETY and PREVENTING PROBLEMS. The symbols
below are used to help you recognize this information.
Danger! Indicates an imminently hazardous situation
which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
Warning! Indicates a potentially hazardous situation
which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
Caution! Indicates a potentially hazardous situation
which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury.
Notice! Used without the safety alert symbol indicates a
potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may
result in property damage.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
General power tool safety warnings.
Warning! Read all safety warnings and
all instructions. Failure to follow the warnings and
instructions listed below may result in electric shock,
fire and/or serious injury.
Save all warnings and instructions for future reference.
The term "power tool" in all of the warnings listed below
refers to your mains operated (corded) power tool or
battery operated (cordless) power tool.
1. Work area safety
a. Keep work area clean and well lit. Cluttered and
dark areas invite accidents.
b. Do not operate power tools in explosive atmospheres,
such as in the presence of flammable liquids,
gases or dust. Power tools create sparks which may
ignite the dust or fumes.
c. Keep children and bystanders away while
operating a power tool. Distractions can cause you
to lose control.
2. Electrical safety
a. Power tool plugs must match the outlet. Never
modify the plug in any way. Do not use any
adapter plugs with earthed (grounded) power
tools. Unmodified plugs and matching outlets will
reduce risk of electric shock.
b. Avoid body contact with earthed or grounded
surfaces such as pipes, radiators, ranges and
refrigerators. There is an increased risk of electric
shock if your body is earthed or grounded.
c. Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions.
Water entering a power tool will increase the risk of
d. Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord for
carrying, pulling or unplugging the power tool.
Keep cord away from heat, oil, sharp edges or
moving parts. Damaged or entangled cords increase
the risk of electric shock.
e. When operating a power tool outdoors, use an
extension cord suitable for outdoor use. Use of
a cord suitable for outdoor use reduces the risk of
If operating a power tool in a damp location is
unavoidable, use a residual current device (RCD)
protected supply. Use of an RCD reduces the risk of
electric shock. Note: The term "Residual Curent Device
(RCD)" can be replaced by "Ground Fault Circuit
Interrupter (GFCI)" or by "Earth Leakage Circuit
3. Personal safety
a. Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use
common sense when operating a power tool. Do
not use a power tool while you are tired or under
the influence of drugs, alcohol or medication. A
moment of inattention while operating power tools
may result in serious personal injury.