Your Black & Decker vacuum cleaner has been designed to
vacuum dry substances.
This product is intended for household use only.
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
Safety of others
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.
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 their safety.
Children must be supervised to ensure that they do not
play with the appliance.
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.
This tool is double insulated; therefore no earth wire
is required. Always check that the power supply
corresponds to the voltage on the rating plate.
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the
manufacturer or an authorised Black & Decker Service
Centre in order to avoid a hazard.
Voltage drops (VO1700/VO1700A/VO1710)
Inrush currents cause short-time voltage drops. Under
unfavourable power supply conditions, other equipment
may be affected. For example, artiﬁcial lighting will show
a temporary drop in magnitude when the machine is
If the system impedance of the power supply is lower than
0.45 Ω, disturbances are unlikely to occur.
Additional safety instructions for vacuum cleaners
Before use, always make sure that the ﬁlters are correctly
seated. Do not use the appliance without all ﬁlters in place.
Do not carry the appliance at the container handle.
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.