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Intended Use; Safety Instructions - Black & Decker VH800 Manual

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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
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
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
cleaning.
Do not allow children or any person unfamiliar with
these 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 appliance is
used near children.
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 and
knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or
instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person
responsible for the their safety.
Children should be supervised to ensure that they do
not play with the appliance.
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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
appliances.
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.
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 filter is correctly
seated.
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 your eyes and face.
Keep children and animals at a safe distance when
using this appliance.
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.
This appliance is not intended for use by young or infirm
persons without supervision. Children must be

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