Safety information – Vax C91-P2 User Manual
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10. Safety Information
For Household Use Only
When using the vacuum cleaner, basic safety precautions
should always be observed, including the following:
1. Only use the vacuum cleaner indoors on dry surfaces.
2. Turn off the vacuum cleaner controls before
connecting or disconnecting from the mains supply.
3. Always unplug the vacuum cleaner before connecting
or disconnecting the vacuum hose and accessories.
4. Children should be supervised to ensure that they do
not play with the appliance.
5. 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.
6. Use only as described in this manual.
Use only the manufacturer’s recommended
7. Do not use the vacuum cleaner if it has been dropped,
damaged, left outdoors or dropped into water. Do not
use the vacuum cleaner with a damaged cord or plug.
If the supply cord or plug is damaged, return the
vacuum cleaner to a Vax Authorised Service Agent or
suitably qualified person for examination, repair or
8. Do not pull or carry by the cord. Do not use the cord as
a handle, close a door on the cord or pull the cord
around sharp edges or corners. Do not run the vacuum
cleaner over the cord. Keep the cord away from heated
9. Do not handle the plug or vacuum cleaner with wet
hands. Do not use outdoors or on wet surfaces.
10.Do not put any objects into openings. Do not use with
any openings blocked and do not restrict air flow. Keep
all openings free of dust, lint, hair or anything that may
11.Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers and all parts of the
body away from openings and moving parts.
12.Do not pick up hot coals, cigarette butts, matches or
any hot, smoking or burning objects.
13.Do not pick up flammable or combustible materials
(lighter fluid, petrol, kerosene, etc) or use in the
presence of explosive liquids or vapours.
14.Do not vacuum up harmful or toxic material (chlorine
bleach, ammonia, drain cleaner, etc).
15.Do not vacuum up hard or sharp objects such as glass,
nails, screws, coins, etc.
16.Do not use without the filters in place.
17.Take extra care when vacuuming on stairs.
18.Keep vacuuming area well lit.
19.Store the vacuum cleaner indoors in a cool, dry area.
20.Turn off the on/off switch before unplugging the
21.Use only CE-approved 13 amp extension cords. Non-
approved extension cords may overheat. Care should
be taken to arrange the cord so that the cord cannot
be pulled or tripped over.
WARNING: Always switch off and unplug the
vacuum cleaner from the electrical outlet
before assembling, opening or emptying the dirt
container, or before connecting/disconnecting the
CAUTION: The vacuum cleaner is a very powerful
unit. Before plugging the cord into the electrical
outlet, make sure the switch is in the ‘off’ position. Hold
the vacuum cleaner firmly when starting and in use.
IMPORTANT: If the inlet, hose or telescopic tube is
blocked, switch off the vacuum cleaner and remove
the blockage(s) before re-starting the vacuum cleaner.
IMPORTANT: Washing filters improves vacuum
performance. Make sure all the filters are
completely dry before inserting back into the vacuum
This vacuum cleaner is intended for household use only
and not for commercial or industrial use.
The motor is equipped with a
thermal cut-out. If for any reason, the vacuum
cleaner should over-heat, the thermostat will
automatically turn the unit off. Should this occur,
unplug the vacuum cleaner from the electrical outlet
and turn off the switch. Remove the dirt container
and empty. Clean the filters. Allow the cleaner to cool
for approximately one (1) hour. To re-start, plug into
an electrical outlet and switch back on.
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