Important Safety Instructions; Polarized Plug; Tamper-Resistant Screw; Special Attention - Black & Decker 220UH Use & Care Book

Black & decker utility heaters use & care book: model 220uh
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WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire:
❑ Keep combustible materials, such as furniture, pillows, bedding, papers,
clothes and curtains at least 3 feet (0.9m) from the front, sides and rear
of heater when the heater is plugged in.
❑ Do not place heater near a bed, because objects such as pillows or
blankets can fall off the bed and be ignited by heater.
❑ Always unplug from electrical outlet whenever heater is not in use.
❑ Avoid the use of an extension cord because it may overheat and cause a
risk of fire. However, if an extension cord must be used, it shall be of a
minimum size of 14 AWG and rated not less than 1875 watts.
When using any electrical appliances, basic precautions should always be
followed to reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, and injury to persons
including the following:
❑ Read all instructions before using heater.
❑ Heater is hot when in use. To avoid burns, do not let bare skin touch
hot surface. Unplug and let heater cool down for at least ten (10)
minutes before moving it. Use handles provided.
❑ Extreme caution is necessary when any heater is used by or near
children or invalids, and whenever heater is left operating and
❑ Do not operate any heater with a damaged cord or plug or after it
malfunctions or is dropped or damaged in any manner. Return heater to
the nearest authorized service facility for examination, repair, or
electrical or mechanical adjustment. Or call appropriate toll-free
number listed on the cover of this manual.
❑ Do not use outdoors.
❑ This heater is not intended for use in wet or moist locations such as
bathrooms, laundry areas or similar indoor locations. Never locate
heater where it may fall into a bathtub or other water container.
❑ Do not run cord under carpeting. Do not cover cord with throw rugs,
runners, or similar coverings. Arrange cord away from traffic areas, and
where it will not be tripped over.
❑ To disconnect heater, press OFF button, then remove plug from outlet by
pulling the plug, not the cord.
❑ Do not insert or allow foreign objects to enter any ventilation or exhaust
opening, as this may cause an electric shock or fire, or damage heater.
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❑ A heater has hot and arcing or sparking parts inside. Do not use it in
areas where gasoline, paint or flammable liquids are used or stored.
❑ Use heater only as described in this manual. Any other use not
recommended by the manufacturer may cause fire, electric shock or
injury to persons.
❑ Avoid using heater when sleeping.
❑ To prevent a possible fire, do not block air intakes or exhaust in any
manner. Do not use on soft surface, like bed, where openings may
become blocked.


This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other). To reduce the
risk of electric shock, this plug will fit into 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 attempt to modify the plug in any way.


This unit is equipped with tamper-resistant screws. To reduce the risk of shock, do not
attempt to remove the front or back housing. There are no user serviceable parts
inside. Repair should be done only by authorized service personnel.


The use of an extension cord is not recommended. However, if it is absolutely
necessary, be sure that the cord is (1) No. 14 AWG minimum size and rated no
less than 1875 watts; (2) UL Listed; (3) as short as possible (long cords can
overheat, as well as trip circuit breakers); (4) not used for operating more than one
appliance at a time.
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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