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Intended Use; Safety Instructions - Black & Decker fsl18 Manual

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Intended use

Your Black & Decker flashlight has been designed to provide
additional lighting for your DIY jobs. This tool is intended for
consumer use only.

Safety instructions

Warning! When using battery-powered tools, basic
safety precautions, including the following, should always
be followed to reduce the risk of fire, leaking batteries,
personal injury and material damage.
Read all of this manual carefully before operating the tool.
Retain this manual for future reference.
Keep work area clean
Cluttered areas and benches can cause accidents.
Consider work area environment
Do not expose the tool to rain. Do not use the tool in damp or
wet conditions. Keep the work area well lit. Do not use the
tool where there is a risk of causing fire or explosion, e.g. in
the presence of flammable liquids and gases.
Keep children away
Do not allow children, visitors or animals to come near the
work area or to touch the tool.
Dress properly
Do not wear loose clothing or jewellery, as these can be
caught in moving parts. Preferably wear rubber gloves and
non-slip footwear when working outdoors. Wear protective
hair covering to keep long hair out of the way.
Personal protection
Always use safety glasses. Use a face or dust mask whenever
the operations may produce dust or flying particles. Hearing
protection should be worn.
Do not overreach
Keep proper footing and balance at all times.
Stay alert
Watch what you are doing. Use common sense.
Do not operate the tool when you are tired.
Secure workpiece
Use clamps or a vice to hold the workpiece. It is safer and it
frees both hands to operate the tool.
Connect dust extraction equipment
If devices are provided for the connection of dust extraction
and collection facilities, ensure that these are connected and
properly used.
Remove adjusting keys and wrenches
Always check that adjusting keys and wrenches are removed
from the tool before operating the tool.
Use appropriate tool
The intended use is described in this instruction manual.
Do not force small tools or attachments to do the job of a
heavy-duty tool. The tool will do the job better and safer at the
rate for which it was intended. Do not force the tool.
Warning! The use of any accessory or attachment or
performance of any operation with this tool other than those
recommended in this instruction manual may present a risk of
personal injury.
Check for damaged parts
Before use, carefully check the tool for damage. Check for
misalignment and seizure of moving parts, breakage of parts,
damage to guards and switches and any other conditions that
may affect its operation. Ensure that the tool will operate
properly and perform its intended function. Do not use the tool
if any part is damaged or defective. Do not use the tool if the
switch does not turn it on and off. Have any damaged or
defective parts repaired or replaced by an authorised repair
agent. Never attempt any repairs yourself.
Remove the battery
Where the design permits, remove the battery when the tool
is not in use, before changing any parts of the tool,
accessories or attachments and before servicing.
Avoid unintentional starting
Do not carry the tool with a finger on the on/off switch.
Be sure that the tool is switched off when inserting the
battery into the tool.
Do not abuse cord
Never carry the charger by its cord or pull it to disconnect from
the socket. Keep the cord away from heat, oil and sharp edges.
Store idle tools
When not in use, tools, batteries and chargers should be
stored in a dry, locked up or high place, out of reach of children.
Maintain tools with care
Keep cutting tools sharp and clean for better and safer
performance. Follow the instructions for maintenance and
changing accessories. Keep handles and switches dry,
clean and free from oil and grease.
Repairs
This tool complies with relevant safety requirements.
Repairs should only be carried out by qualified persons using
original spare parts; otherwise this may result in considerable
danger to the user.
Additional safety instructions for batteries and chargers
Batteries
Never attempt to open for any reason.
Do not expose the battery to water.
Do not store in locations where the temperature may
exceed 40 °C.
Charge only at ambient temperatures between 4 °C and
40 °C.
Charge only using the charger provided with the tool.
When disposing of batteries, follow the instructions given
in the section "Protecting the environment".
Under extreme conditions, battery leakage may occur.
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