Read the instructions before using your vacuum cleaner, and keep them safe. If you
pass the cleaner on, pass on the instructions too.
Follow basic safety precautions, including the ones below. It’s quite a list, but most of
them are simple common sense.
1 The cleaner must only be used by or under the supervision of a responsible adult.
Use and store it out of reach of children.
2 Don’t put the cleaner in water or any other liquid, and don’t use it anywhere
damp or wet.
3 Don’t use the cleaner near a gas, oil (including paraﬃn), or open ﬁre. The ﬂame may
be sucked towards the cleaner, causing a ﬁre hazard.
4 Keep hair, clothing, ﬁngers (and toes), away from the end doing the sucking, and
from the brush roller. It won’t drag you bodily into the bin, but it may give you a bit
of a start.
5 Stuﬀ you mustn’t pick up:
a) don’t pick up water or any other liquid – you’ll short the motor.
b) don’t pick up anything that may ignite spontaneously, like matches, or bits of
c) don’t pick up anything burning or smouldering, like cigarette ends, ashes, or
embers. Wait till they’re extinguished and cold.
d) don’t pick up spillage from toner cartridges – the ﬁne carbon particles may pass
through the ﬁlter, short circuit the motor, and burn it out.
e) don’t pick up cement or plaster dust – they’ll combine with moisture in the air,
clog the ﬁlter, scour the bin, and maybe burn out the motor too.
f) don’t pick up anything sharp – you may puncture the ﬁlter and damage the
g) don’t pick up anything biological – you’ll eventually have to clean it oﬀ the ﬁlter,
and there’s always the possibility that viral particles may pass through the ﬁlter,
reach the air outlet, and enter your air supply.
6 If you use the cleaner outdoors (e.g. cleaning the car), connect it to the electricity
supply via a residual current device (RCD), with a rated residual operating current
not exceeding 30mA. Don’t let the cleaner get wet.
7 Don’t leave it unattended when plugged in.
8 Keep an eye on the cable, so it doesn’t catch on anything, or trip anyone up. Don’t
run the cleaner over the cable, you’ll damage it.
9 If you’re using the cleaner on stairs, sit it where it can’t topple, and keep it below you,
so if it does fall, it doesn’t land on you.
10 Don’t use the cleaner on people, animals, birds, or pets.
11 Unplug the cleaner and wind the cable round the cable carriers when not in use,
before moving and before cleaning.
12 Don’t use the cleaner if the bin is full – switch oﬀ, unplug, empty.
13 Don’t use the cleaner for any purpose other than those described in these
14 Don’t use tools or attachments other than those we provide.
15 Don’t leave the cleaner in direct sunlight.