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.
result in death or serious injury.
could result in death or serious injury.
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.
WARNINGS & INSTRUCTIONS
RISK OF INJURY:
• Before any use, be sure everyone using
this unit reads and understands all
safety instructions and other information
contained in this manual.
• Save these instructions and review frequently
prior to use and in instructing others.
• Do not point unit discharge at self or
• Keep long hair and loose clothing away from
openings and moving parts.
electric tool, basic safety precautions should
always be followed to reduce risk of fire,
electric shock, and personal injury, including
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 and pesticides
• arsenic and chromium from
chemically treated lumber
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 AND UNDERSTAND ALL
INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING
GENERAL SAFETY WARNINGS AND
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL TOOLS
• READ and follow all instructions.
• A BATTERY OPERATED UNIT with
integral batteries or a separate battery
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
Indicates a potentially haz ard ous situation which, if not avoided,
When using an
pack must be recharged only with the
specified charger for the battery. A
charger that may be suitable for one type
of battery may create a risk of fire when
used with another battery.
• USE BATTERY OPERATED UNIT ONLY
with specifically designated battery pack.
Use of any other batteries may create a risk
• AVOID accidental starting. Be sure switch
is in the locked or off position before
inserting battery pack. Carrying units with
your finger on the switch or inserting the
battery pack into a unit with the switch on
• DO NOT use unit if switch does not turn it
on or off. A unit that cannot be controlled
with the switch is dangerous and must be
• DISCONNECT battery pack from unit
or place the switch in the locked or off
position before making any adjustments,
changing accessories, or storing the
unit. Such preventative safety measures
reduce the risk of starting the unit
• 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
• DO NOT place outlet of sweeper 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
• 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
• DO NOT attempt to repair the sweeper.
To assure product safety and reliability,
repairs, maintenance, and adjustments
should be performed by Black+Decker