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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.
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not
avoided,will result in death or serious injury.
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not
avoided,could result in death or serious injury.
Indicates a potentially haz ard ous situation which, if not
avoided, may result in minor or mod er ate injury.
Used without the safety alert symbol indicates potentially hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, may result in property damage.
IMPORTANT SAfETY WARNINGS
RISK Of INjURY:
• B efore any use, be sure everyone
using this unit reads and understands all
safety instructions and other information
contained in this manual.
• S ave these instructions and review frequently
prior to use and in instructing others.
• D o not point unit discharge at self or
• K eep long hair and loose clothing away
from openings and moving parts.
an electric tool, basic safety precautions
should always be followed to reduce risk of
fire, electric shock, and personal injury,
including the following.
GENERAL SAfETY WARNINGS AND
INSTRUCTIONS fOR ALLTOOLS
safety warnings and all instructions.
Failure to follow the warnings and
instructions may result in electric shock, fire
and/or serious injury.
• ALWAYS WEAR EYE PROTECTION
– Wear safety glasses or goggles at
all times when this unit is in use. Also
use face or dust mask. Safety glasses
are available at extra cost at your local
BLACK+DECKER Service Center or
authorized service facility.
• DO NOT place outlet of blower/vac near
eyes or ears when operating.
• STORE IDLE UNITS. When not in use,
the unit should be stored in a dry, high or
locked-up place - out of reach of children.
• DON'T OVERREACH. Keep proper
footing and balance at all times.
• MAINTAIN UNIT WITH CARE. Keep unit
clean for best and safest performance.
Follow instructions for proper maintenance.
• DO NOT attempt to repair the blower/
vac. To assure product safety and
reliability, repairs, maintenance, and
adjustments should be performed by
BLACK+DECKER service centers or
authorized service centers, always using
BLACK+DECKER replacement parts.
• DO NOT operate blower/vac in a
gaseous or explosive atmosphere.
Motors in these units normally spark, and
created by this product contains chemicals
known to the State of California to cause
cancer, birth defects or other reproductive
harm. Some examples of these chemicals are:
• compounds in fertilizers
• compounds in insecticides, herbicides
• arsenic and chromium from chemically
To reduce your exposure to these
chemicals, wear approved safety equipment
such as dust masks that are specially
designed to filter out microscopic particles.
READ ALL AND UNDERSTAND ALL
INSTRUCTIONS BEfORE USING.
the sparks might ignite fumes.
• AVOID DANGEROUS
ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS – Do
not use electric units in damp or wet
locations. Don't use the unit in the rain.
• STAY ALERT - Watch what you are
doing. Use common sense. Do not
operate unit when you are tired.
• USE THE RIGHT UNIT – Do not use this unit
for any job except that for which it is intended.
• USE EXTRA CARE when cleaning on stairs.
• DO NOT allow to be used as a toy.
Close attention is necessary when used
by or near children. Not recommended
for use by children.
• DO NOT attempt to clear clogs from unit
without first unplugging it.
• USE ONLY as described in this manual.
Use only manufacturer's recommended
• DO NOT put any objects into openings.
Do not use with any opening blocked;
keep free of dust, lint, hair and
everything that may reduce air flow.
• KEEP hair, loose clothing, fingers, and
all parts of body away from openings
and moving parts.
• DO NOT immerse any part of the unit in
• KEEP CHILDREN, BYSTANDERS AND
ANIMALS AWAY from the work area a
minimum of 30 feet (10 meters) when
starting or operating the unit.
• INSPECT THE AREA before using the
unit. Remove all debris and hard objects
such as rocks, glass, wire, etc. that can
ricochet, be thrown, or otherwise cause
injury or damage during operation.
To reduce the
risk of electrical shock; do not expose to rain,
do not use on wet surfaces. Store indoors.
Turn off and unplug unit, then wait until fan
stops or at least 10 seconds before removing
the blower or vacuum tube assemblies.
Servicing of Double Insulated
Your Blower/Vac is double-insulated to
give you added safety. In a double insulated
appliance, two systems of insulation are
provided instead of grounding. No grounding
means is provided on a double insulated
appliance, nor should a means for grounding
be added to the appliance. Servicing a double
insulated appliance requires extreme care
and knowledge of the system and should
be done only by qualified service personnel.
Replacement parts for a double insulated
appliance must be identical to the parts they
replace. A double insulated appliance is marked
with the words double insulated or "double
insulation". The symbol (square within a square)
may also be marked on the appliance.
Safety Rules and Instructions:
Double insulated tools have 2-wire cords
and can be used with 2-wire or 3-wire
extension cords. Only round jacketed
extension cords should be used, and
we recommend that they be listed by
Underwriters Laboratories (U.L.) (C.S.A.
in Canada). If the extension will be used
outside, the cord must be suitable for
outdoor use. Any cord marked as outdoor
can also be used for indoor work.
An extension cord must have adequate
wire size (AWG or American Wire Gauge)
for safety, and to prevent loss of power and
overheating. The smaller the gauge number
of the wire, the greater the capacity of the
cable, that is 16 gauge has more capacity
than 18 gauge. When using more than one
extension to make up the total length, be
sure each individual extension contains at
least the minimum wire size. Before using
an extension cord, inspect it for loose or
exposed wires, damaged insulation, and
defective fittings. Make any needed repairs
or replace the cord if necessary.
BV6000 & BV6600 Only
To determine the minimum wire size
required, refer to the chart:
Minimum Gauge for Cord Sets
Total Length of Cord in feet
(7,6-15,2m) (15,2-30,4m) (30,4-45,7m)
(0-15,2m) (15,2-30,4m) (30,4-60,9m) (60,9-91,4m)
American Wire Gauge
Safety Rules and Instructions:
To reduce the risk of electric shock, this
equipment has a polarized plug (one blade
is wider than the other). This equipment
must be used with a suitable polarized 2
wire or 3 wire extension cord. Polarized
connections will fit together only one way.
Make sure that the receptacle end of the
extension cord has large and small blade
slot widths. If the plug does not fit fully into
the extension cord, reverse the plug. If it
still does not fit, obtain a suitable extension
cord. If the extension cord does not fit fully
into the outlet, contact a qualified electrician
to install the proper outlet. Do not change
the tool plug or extension cord in any way.
The label on your tool may include the
following symbols. The symbols and their
definitions are as follows:
or AC ......alternating current
or DC ...direct current
n o ................no load speed
................Class I Construction
...............safety alert symbol
................Class II Construction
.../min or rpm...revolutions or
reciprocation per minute
................. Read instruction manual before use
.................... Use proper respiratory protection
................Use proper eye protection
..................Use proper hearing protection
1. Power head
2. Upper blow tube
3. Lower blow tube
4. Leaf blaster attachment (BV5600)
6. Upper vac tube
7. Lower vac tube
8. Reusable collection bag
9. Diffuser ((BV6000, BV6600))
10. Disposable bag (BV6000, BV6600)
11. Detachable strap (BV6000, BV6600)
12. Rake (BV6600)
13. Fan cover
BV6000 & BV6600 Only