Hedge Trimmer Safety Warnings - Bosch AHS 48 LI Original Instructions Manual

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Hedge trimmer safety warnings

Keep all parts of the body away from the
cutter blade. Do not remove cut material
nor hold material to be cut when blades are
moving. Make sure the switch is off when
clearing jammed material. A moment of inat-
tention while operating the hedge trimmer
may result in serious personal injury.
Carry the hedge trimmer by the handle with
the cutter blade stopped. When transport-
ing or storing the hedge trimmer always fit
the cutting device cover. Proper handling of
the hedge trimmer will reduce possible per-
sonal injury from the cutter blades.
Hold power tool by insulated gripping sur-
faces only, because the cutter blade may
contact hidden wiring. Cutting blades con-
tacting a "live" wire may make exposed metal
parts of the power tool "live" and could give
the operator an electric shock.
Keep cable away from cutting area. During
operation the cable may be hidden in shrubs
and can be accidentally cut by the blade.
Always ensure all handles and guards are
fitted when using the machine. Never at-
tempt to use an incomplete machine or one
fitted with an unauthorized modification.
Always lubricate the cutting blade with pro-
tective spray before use.
Do not open the battery. Danger of short-
Protect the battery against heat, e. g.,
against continuous intense sunlight,
fire, water, and moisture. Danger of
Do not short-circuit the battery. There is
danger of explosion.
In case of damage and improper use of the
battery, vapours may be emitted. Provide
for fresh air and seek medical help in case
of complaints. The vapours can irritate the
respiratory system.
When the battery is defective, liquid can es-
cape and come into contact with adjacent
components. Check any parts concerned.
Clean such parts or replace them, if required.
Bosch Power Tools
Use the battery only in conjunction with
your Bosch power tool. This measure alone
protects the battery against dangerous over-
Use only original Bosch batteries with the
voltage listed on the nameplate of your
power tool. When using other batteries, e. g.
imitations, reconditioned batteries or other
brands, there is danger of injury as well as
property damage through exploding batter-
This tool is not intended for use by persons
(including children) with reduced physical,
sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of ex-
perience and knowledge, unless they have
been given supervision or instruction con-
cerning use of the appliance by a person re-
sponsible for their safety.
Children should be supervised to ensure that
they do not play with the appliance.
Safety Warnings for battery chargers
Keep the battery charger away from
rain or moisture. Penetration of water
in the battery charger increases the
risk of an electric shock.
Do not charge other batteries. The battery
charger is suitable only for charging Bosch
lithium ion batteries within the listed voltage
range. Otherwise there is danger of fire and
Keep the battery charger clean. Contamina-
tion can lead to danger of an electric shock.
Before each use, check the battery charger,
cable and plug. If damage is detected, do
not use the battery charger. Never open the
battery charger yourself. Have repairs per-
formed only by a qualified technician and
only using original spare parts. Damaged
battery chargers, cables and plugs increase
the risk of an electric shock.
Do not operate the battery charger on easi-
ly inflammable surfaces (e. g., paper, tex-
tiles, etc.) or surroundings. The heating of
the battery charger during the charging proc-
ess can pose a fire hazard.
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