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Important Safeguards; Tamper-Resistant Screw; Electrical Cord - Black & Decker TCM850 Use & Care Book

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When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be
followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and/or injury to persons,
including the following:
❑ Read all instructions.
❑ Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handle or knobs.
❑ To protect against electric shock, do not place cord, plug or appliance in
water or other liquids.
❑ Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used by or near
❑ Unplug from outlet when not in use and before cleaning. Allow to cool
before putting on or taking off parts and before cleaning the appliance.
❑ Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug or after the
appliance malfunctions, or has been damaged in any manner. Return the
appliance to the nearest authorized service facility for examination, repair,
or adjustment. Or, call the appropriate toll-free number on the cover of
this manual.
❑ The use of an accessory not evaluated for use with this appliance may
cause injury.
❑ Do not use outdoors.
❑ Do not let cord hang over the edge of table or counter, or touch hot
❑ Do not place on or near a hot gas or electric burner or in a heated oven.
❑ Keep the lid on the carafe when in use.
❑ The carafe is designed for use with the appliance. It must never be used
on a range top.
❑ Do not clean the carafe with abrasive cleansers, steel wool, or other
❑ Do not use this appliance for other than intended use.
POLARIZED PLUG (120V Models Only)
This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other). To reduce the risk of
electric shock, this plug will fit in a polarized outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit fully in
the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician. Do not modify the
plug in any way.


This appliance is equipped with a tamper-resistant screw to prevent removal of the bottom
cover. To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not attempt to remove the bottom cover.
There are no user serviceable parts inside. Repair should be done only by authorized service


The cord of this appliance was selected to reduce the possibility of tangling in or tripping
over a longer cord. If more length is needed, use an extension cord rated no less than 15
amperes. (For 220 volts rated products, use an extension cord rated no less than 6 amperes.)
When using an extension cord, do not let it drape over the working area or dangle where
someone could accidentally trip over it. Handle cord carefully for longer life; avoid jerking or
straining it at outlet and appliance connections.
NOTE: If the power supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer or its
service agent or a similarly qualified person in order to avoid a hazard.



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