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Intended use

Your Black & Decker vacuum cleaner has been designed
to vacuum dry substances. This product is intended for
household 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 fire, electric shock, personal
injury and material damage.
Read all of this manual carefully before using the
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
Make sure that the appliance is switched off before
connecting to or disconnecting from the power supply.
Always take care when using the appliance.
Do not use the appliance outdoors.
Never pull the power supply cord to disconnect the plug
from the socket. Keep the power supply cord away from
heat, oil and sharp edges.
If the power supply cord is damaged during use,
disconnect the appliance from the power supply
immediately. Do not touch the power supply cord
before disconnecting from the power supply.
Disconnect the appliance from the power supply when
not in use, before fitting or removing parts and before
After use
Switch off and remove the plug from the socket before
leaving the appliance unattended and before changing,
cleaning or inspecting any parts of the appliance.
When not in use, the appliance should be stored in
a dry place. Children should not have access to stored
Inspection and repairs
Before use, check the appliance for damaged or
defective parts. Check for breakage of parts, damage
to switches and any other conditions that may affect
its operation.
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.
Before use, check the power supply cord for signs
of damage, ageing and wear.
Do not use the appliance if the power supply cord
or mains plug is damaged or defective.
If the power supply cord or mains plug is damaged
or defective it must be repaired by an authorised repair
agent in order to avoid a hazard. Do not cut the power
supply cord and do not attempt to repair it yourself.
Never attempt to remove or replace any parts other than
those specified in this manual.
Safety of others
This appliance is not intended for use by persons
(including children) with reduced physical, sensory or
mental capabilities, or lack of experience or knowledge,
unless they have been given supervision or instruction
concerning use of the appliance by a person
responsible for their safety.
Children should be supervised to ensure that they
do not play with the appliance.
Electrical safety
This appliance is double insulated; therefore
no earth wire is required. Always check that the
power supply corresponds to the voltage on the
rating plate.
Additional safety instructions for vacuum cleaners
Before use, always make sure that the dustbag and
all filters are fitted correctly.
Do not use the appliance to pick up liquids.
Do not use the appliance to pick up any materials that
could catch fire.
Do not use the appliance near water. Do not immerse
the appliance in water.
Keep the motor draught away from eyes and faces.
Keep children and animals at a safe distance when
using this appliance.
Always work from bottom up when using the appliance
on stairs, and keep the appliance at least a stair below
your working position.
Do not use the appliance without the suction head
or another suitable accessory mounted to the tube.
Keep your hair, clothing and gloves away from moving
parts. Do not reach into the rotating brush. Keep the
rotating brush away from the power supply cord.
Do not use damaged accessories.
Use only Black & Decker accessories.
Do not use the appliance on animals.


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