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Safety Rules For Batteries - Black & Decker 2755 Instruction Manual

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SAFETY RULES FOR BATTERIES

The batteries in your new battery pack are not fully charged out of the
carton! First read the safety instructions below. Then follow charging notes
and procedures.
W W A A R R N N I I N N G G : When using electric tools, basic safety precautions should
always be followed to reduce risk of fire, electric shock, and personal injury,
including the following:
1. Read all instructions.
2. Do not incinerate the battery pack even if it is severely damaged or is
completely worn out.The battery pack can explode in a fire.
3. A small leakage of liquid from the battery pack cells may occur under
extreme usage or temperature conditions. This does not indicate a
failure. However, if the outer seal is broken and this leakage gets on your
skin:
a. Wash quickly with soap and water.
b. Neutralize with a mild acid such as lemon juice or vinegar.
c. If battery liquid gets into your eyes, flush them with clean water for a
minimum of 10 minutes and seek immediate medical attention.
(Medical note: The liquid is 25-35% solution of potassium hydroxide.)
4. Never attempt to open the battery pack for any reason. If the plastic
housing of the battery pack breaks or cracks, immediately discontinue
use and do not recharge.
5. Do not carry extra battery packs in aprons, pockets, or tool boxes along
with other metal objects. Battery pack could be short circuited causing
damage to the battery pack and possibly causing severe burn or fire.
6. Charge the battery packs listed on page 2 only in Univolt™ or Cyclone
Series™ chargers.
7. N N O O T T E E : : Review and observe all of the "Important Charging Notes" in the
charger instruction section of this manual.
N N O O T T E E : : After several years of normal use, the batteries in your battery
pack will no longer accept a charge. This is a normal occurrence and
signifies that the batteries have reached the end of their useful life.
Replacement battery packs are available at extra cost from your local
B&D service center. Your battery pack contains nickel cadmium
batteries. The Environmental Protection Agency considers cadmium to
be toxic material that can do severe damage to the environment. Check
with your state Environmental Protection agency to find out how to
properly recycle or dispose of cadmium, or you can turn in expired
battery packs to your local B&D service center for proper recycling or
disposal.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE USE
Introduction
The 9 9 8 8 0 0 1 1 4 4 and 9 9 7 7 0 0 1 1 4 4 chargers are designed to charge battery packs in
about 1 hour. The 9 9 8 8 0 0 2 2 0 0 charger is designed to charge battery packs in
about 15 minutes.
These chargers require no adjustment and are designed to be as easy as
possible to operate. Simply place your battery pack into the receptacle of a
plugged in charger, as shown in Figure 1, and it will automatically charge the
pack.
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