Intended Use; Safety Instructions - Black & Decker GL250 Original Instructions Manual

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Intended use

Your Black & Decker trimmer has been designed for
trimming and fi nishing lawn edges and to cut grass
in confi ned spaces. This appliance is intended for
consumer use only.

Safety instructions

Warning! When using mains-powered appliances,
basic safety precautions, including the following,
should always be followed to reduce the risk of fi re,
electric shock, personal injury and material damage.
Warning! When using the machine the safety rules
must be followed. For your own safety and bystand-
ers please read these instructions before operating
the machine. Please keep the instructions safe for
later use.
Read all of this manual carefully before operat-
ing the appliance.
The intended use is described in this manual.
The use of any accessory or attachment or
the performance of any operation with this
appliance other than those recommended in
this instruction manual may present a risk of
personal injury.
Retain this manual for future reference.
Using your appliance
Always take care when using the appliance.
Always use safety glasses or goggles.
Never allow children or people unfamiliar with
the instructions to use the appliance.
Do not allow children or animals to come near
the work area or to touch the appliance or power
supply cord.
Close supervision is necessary when the appli-
ance is used near children.
This appliance is not intended for use by young
or infi rm persons without supervision.
This appliance is not to be used as a toy.
Only use the appliance in daylight or good arti-
fi cial light.
Use in a dry location only. Do not allow the ap-
pliance to become wet.
Do not immerse the appliance in water.
Do not open the body casing. There are not
user-serviceable parts inside.
Do not operate the appliance in explosive atmos-
pheres, such as in the presence of fl ammable
liquids, gases or dust.
To reduce the risk of damage to plugs or cords,
never pull the cable to remove the plug from
a socket.
Safety of others
This appliance is not intended for use by persons
(including children) with reduced physical, sen-
sory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience
and knowledge, unless they have been given
supervision or instruction concerning use of
the appliance by a person responsible for their
Children must be supervised to ensure that they
do not play with the appliance.
Residual risks.
Additional residual risks may arise when using the
tool which may not be included in the enclosed
safety warnings. These risks can arise from misuse,
prolonged use etc.
Even with the application of the relevant safety
regulations and the implementation of safety de-
vices, certain residual risks can not be avoided.
These include:
Injuries caused by touching any rotating/
moving parts.
Injuries caused when changing any parts,
blades or accessories.
Injuries caused by prolonged use of a tool.
When using any tool for prolonged periods
ensure you take regular breaks.
Impairment of hearing.
Health hazards caused by breathing dust
developed when using your tool (example:-
working with wood, especially oak, beech
and MDF.)
After use
When not in use, the appliance should be stored
in a dry, well ventilated place out of reach of
Children should not have access to stored ap-
When the appliance is stored or transported in
a vehicle it should be placed in the boot or re-
strained to prevent movement following sudden
changes in speed or direction.
Inspection and repairs
Before use, check the appliance for damaged
or defective parts. Check for breakage of parts
and any other conditions that may affect its
Do not use the appliance if any part is damaged
or defective.
Have any damaged or defective parts repaired
or replaced by an authorised repair agent.
Never attempt to remove or replace any parts
other than those specifi ed in this manual.

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