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Some Dos And Don'ts On The Safe Use Of Equipment - Hitachi HDB71 Instruction Manual

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SOME DOS AND DON'TS ON THE SAFE USE OF EQUIPMENT

This equipment has been designed and manufactured to meet international safety standards but, like any electrical
equipment, care must be taken if you are to obtain the best results and safety is to be assured.
DO read the operating instructions before you attempt to use the equipment.
DO ensure that all electrical connections (including the mains plug, extension leads and inter-connections between
the pieces of equipment) are properly made and in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. Switch off and
withdraw the mains plug before making or changing connections.
DO consult your dealer if you are ever in doubt about the installation, operation or safety of your equipment.
DO be careful with glass panels or doors on equipment.
DO route the mains lead so that it is not likely to be walked on, crushed, chafed, or subjected to excessive wear
and tear or heat.
DON'T remove any fixed cover as this may expose dangerous voltages.
DON'T obstruct the ventilation openings of the equipment with items such as newspapers, tablecloths, curtains,
etc. Overheating will cause damage and shorten the life of the equipment.
DON'T allow electrical equipment to be exposed to dripping or splashing, or objects filled with liquids, such as
vases, to be placed on the equipment.
DON'T place hot objects or naked flame sources such as lighted candles or nightlights on, or close to equipment.
High temperatures can melt plastic and lead to fires.
DON'T use makeshift stands and NEVER fix legs with wood screws - to ensure
complete safety always fit the manufacturer's approved stand or legs with the fixings
provided according to the instructions.
DON'T use equipment such as personal stereos or radios so that you are distracted from
the requirements of traffic safety. It is illegal to watch television whilst driving.
DON'T listen to headphones at high volume, as such use can permanently damage your
hearing.
DON'T leave equipment switched on when it is unattended unless it is specifically stated
that it is designed for unattended operation or has a stand-by mode. Switch off using the
switch on the equipment and make sure that your family know how to do this. Special
arrangements may need to be made for infirm or handicapped people.
DON'T continue to operate the equipment if you are in any doubt about it working
normally, or if it is damaged in any way - switch off, withdraw the mains plug and consult
your dealer.
ABOVE ALL
--- NEVER let anyone especially children push anything into holes, slots or any other opening in the case -
this could result in a fatal electrical shock;
--- NEVER guess or take chances with electrical equipment of any kind it is better to be safe than sorry!
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