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19.2 volt wet/dry canister vac
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all instructions listed below, may result in electric
shock, fire and/or serious personal injury.
When using an electrical appliance, basic precautions
should always be followed, including the following:
tric shock DO NOT expose to rain. Store indoors.
 Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or
jewelry. Contain long hair. Keep your hair and
clothing away from moving parts. Loose clothes,
jewelry, or long hair can be caught in internal moving
 Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance
at all times. Proper footing and balance enables better
control of the canister vac in unexpected situations. Do
not use on a ladder or unstable support.
 Use safety equipment. Dust mask must be used for
appropriate conditions.
 Always wear eye protection with side shields
marked to comply with ANSI Z87.1. Following this
rule will reduce the risk of serious personal injury.
 Do not allow children to operate canister vac or
play with canister vac as a toy. Close attention is
necessary when used near children.
 Use this product ONLY for its intended use as
described in this manual. Use only the attachments
recommended in this manual.
 If product is not working properly, has been
dropped, damaged, left outdoors, or dropped into
water, return to your nearest service center.
 Do not handle charger plug or canister vac with wet
 Do not put any objects in ventilation openings. Do
not use with any opening blocked. Keep openings free
of dust, lint, hair, and anything that may reduce air flow.
 NEVER vacuum materials such as hot coals,
cigarette butts, matches, burning or smoking
ashes, etc.
 DO NOT use to pick up flammable or combustible
liquids, such as gasoline, or use in areas where
they may be present.
 Do not use without dust bowl or filter in place.


To reduce the risk of elec-
 Turn off all controls before unplugging from or
plugging into an electrical outlet for charging.
 Use extra care when using on stairs.
 Do not use to pick up hard objects such as nails,
screws, coins, etc. Damage or injury could result.
 Do not incinerate this appliance even if it is severely
damaged. The batteries can explode in a fire.
 Canister vac does not have to be plugged into an
electrical outlet, therefore it is always in operating
condition. Be aware of possible hazards when using
the canister vac or when changing accessories.
 Remove battery when the vacuum is not in use and
before servicing.
 Use only the charger recommended for your
canister vac. Do not substitute any other charger. Use
of another charger could cause batteries to explode
causing possible serious injury.
 Use battery only with charger listed.
19.2V nickel-cadmium and 19.2V lithium-ion battery
packs, see tool/appliance/battery pack/charger cor-
relation supplement 988000-272.
 Do not place canister vac or batteries near fire or
heat. They may explode.
 The product should be charged in a location where the
temperature is more than 50°F but less than 100°F.
 Under extreme usage or temperature conditions,
battery leakage may occur. If liquid comes in
contact with skin, wash at least 10 minutes then seek
immediate medical attention.
 Batteries can explode in the presence of a source
of ignition, such as a pilot light. To reduce the risk of
serious personal injury, never use any cordless product
in the presence of an open flame. An exploded battery
can propel debris and chemicals. If exposed, flush with
water immediately.
 Protect your lungs. Wear a face or dust mask if the
operation is dusty. Following this rule will reduce the
risk of serious personal injury.
 Check for misalignment or binding of moving parts,
breakage of parts, and any other condition that may
affect the product's operation. If damaged, have the
product serviced before using. Many accidents are
caused by poorly maintained products.
 Use only accessories that are recommended by the
manufacturer for your model. Accessories that may
be suitable for one canister vac may create a risk of
injury when used on another canister vac.
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