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Safety and Use. .................................................
We recommend that you read this chapter carefully before using your phone. The manufacturer disclaims any liability for damage, which
may result as a consequence of improper use or use contrary to the instructions contained herein.
EXPOSURE TO RADIO FREQUENCY SIGNALS
Your wireless handheld portable telephone is a low power radio transmitter and receiver. When it is ON, it receives and also sends
out radio frequency (RF) signals. In August 1996, the Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) adopted RF exposure guidelines
with safety levels for handheld wireless phones. Those guidelines are consistent with the safety standards previously set by both U.S.
and international sta ndards bodies:
ANSI C95.1 (1992) *
NCRP Report 86 (1986) *
ICNIRP (1996) *
Those standards were based on comprehensive and periodic evaluations of the relevant scientific literature. For example, over 120
scientists, engineers, and physicians from universities, government health agencies, and industry reviewed the available body of research
to develop the ANSI Standard (C951).
The d esign of your phone complies with the FCC guidelines (and those standards).
1: American National Standards Institute.
2: National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements.
3: International Commission on Nonionizing Radiation Protection.
Use only the supplied or an approved replacement antenna. Unauthorized antennas, modifications, or attachments could impair call quality,
damage the phone, or result in violation of FCC regulations. Please contact your local dealer for replacement antenna.
Do not use the phone with a damaged antenna. If a damaged antenna comes into contact with the skin, a minor burn may result. Please
contact your local dealer for replacement antenna.
Talking on the phone while driving is extremely dangerous and is illegal in some states. Remember, safety comes first. Check the laws
and regulations on the use of phones in the areas where you drive. Always obey them. Also, if using your phone while driving, please:
• Give full attention to driving. Driving safely is your first responsibility.
• Use hands-free operation, if available.
• Pull off the road and park before making or answering a call, if driving conditions so require.
If you must use the phone while driving, please use one-touch, speed dialing, and auto answer modes.
An airbag inflates with great force. DO NOT place objects, including both installed or portable wireless equipment, in the area over the
airbag or in the air bag deployment area. If in-vehicle wireless equipment is improperly installed and the air bag inflates, serious injury
WARNING: Failure to follow these instructions may lead to serious personal injury and possible property damage.
Your wireless handheld portable telephone is a low power radio transmitter and receiver. When it is ON, it receives and also sends out
radio frequency (RF) signals. Most modern electronic equipment is shielded from RF energy. However, certain electronic equipment may
not be shielded against the RF signals from your wireless phone. Therefore, use of your phone must be restricted in certain situations.
The Health Industry Manufacturers Association recommends that a minimum separation of six (6”) inches be maintained between a
handheld wireless phone and a pacemaker to avoid potential interference with the pacemaker. These recommendations are consistent
with the independent research by and recommendations of Wireless Technology Research. Persons with pacemakers:
• ALWAYS keep the phone more than six inches from your pacemaker when the phone is turned on.
• Do not carry the phone in a breast pocket.
• Use the ear opposite the pacemaker to minimize the potential for interference.
• If you have any reason to suspect that interference is taking place, turn your phone OFF immediately.
Some digital wireless phones may interfere with some hearing aids. In the event of such interference, you may want to consult your service
provider (or call the customer service line to discuss alternatives).
OTHER MEDICAL DEVICES
If you use any other personal medical device, consult the manufacturer of your device to determine if they are adequately shielded from
external RF energy.
Your physician may be able to assist you in obtaining this information. Turn your phone OFF in healthcare facilities when any regulations
posted in these areas instruct you to do so. Hospitals or healthcare facilities may be using equipment that could be sensitive to external
RF signals may affect improperly installed or inadequately shielded electronic systems in motor vehicles. Check with the manufacturer or
its representative regarding your vehicle. You should also consult the manufacturer of any equipment that has been added to your vehicle.
Turn your phone OFF where posted notices so require.
OTHER SAFETY GUIDELINES
FCC regulations prohibit using your phone while in the air. Turn your phone OFF before boarding an aircraft. Always request and obtain
prior consent and approval of an authorized airline representative before using your phone aboard an aircraft.
Always follow the instructions of the airline representative whenever using your phone aboard an aircraft, to prevent any possible
interference with airborne electronic equipment.
To avoid interfering with blasting operations, turn your phone OFF when in a “blasting area” or in areas posted: “Turn off two-way radio.”
Obey all signs and instructions.