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Important safety information
Especially about cordless telephones
Privacy: The same features that make a cordless telephone convenient create
some limitations. Telephone calls are transmitted between the telephone base
and the handset by radio waves, so there is a possibility that your cordless
telephone conversations could be intercepted by radio receiving equipment
within range of the cordless handset. For this reason, you should not think
of cordless telephone conversations as being as private as those on corded
Electrical power: The telephone base of this cordless telephone must be
connected to a working electrical outlet which is not controlled by a wall switch.
Calls cannot be made from the handset if the telephone base is unplugged,
switched off or if the electrical power is interrupted.
Potential TV interference: Some cordless telephones operate at frequencies
that may cause interference to TVs and VCRs. To minimize or prevent such
interference, do not place the telephone base of the cordless telephone near
or on top of a TV or VCR. If interference is experienced, moving the cordless
telephone farther away from the TV or VCR will often reduce or eliminate the
Rechargeable batteries: This product contains nickel-metal hydride rechargeable
batteries. Exercise care in handling batteries in order not to create a short
circuit with conductive material such as rings, bracelets, and keys. The battery or
conductor may overheat and cause harm. Observe proper polarity between the
battery and the battery charger.
Nickel-metal hydride rechargeable batteries: Dispose of these batteries in a safe
manner. Do not burn or puncture. Like other batteries of this type, if burned or
punctured, they could release caustic material which could cause injury.
The RBRC™ Seal means that the manufacturer is voluntarily
participating in an industry program to collect and recycle nickel-
metal hydride rechargeable batteries when taken out of service
within the United States. These batteries may be taken to a
participating local retailer of replacement batteries or recycling
center. Or you may call 1 (800) 8-BATTERY for locations accepting
spent Ni-MH batteries.
Precautions for users of implanted cardiac pacemakers
Cardiac pacemakers (applies only to digital cordless telephones):
Wireless Technology Research, LLC (WTR), an independent research entity, led
a multidisciplinary evaluation of the interference between portable wireless
telephones and implanted cardiac pacemakers. Supported by the U.S. Food and
Drug Administration, WTR recommends to physicians that: