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Read these simple guidelines. Breaking the rules may be dangerous or illegal. Further detailed
information is given in this user guide.
WARNING! Violation of the instructions may cause serious injury or death.
Never use an unapproved battery since
this could damage the phone and/or
battery and could cause the battery to
Never place your phone in a microwave
oven as it will cause the battery to
Never store your phone in temperatures
less than -4°F or greater than 122°F.
Do not dispose of your battery by fire
or with hazardous or flammable materi-
When riding in a car, do not leave your
phone or set up the hands-free kit near
to the air bag. If wireless equipment is
improperly installed and the air bag is
deployed, you may be seriously injured.
Do not use a hand-held phone while
Do not use the phone in areas where its
use is prohibited. (For example: aircraft,
Do not expose the battery charger or
adapter to direct sunlight or use it in
places with high humidity, such as a
Do not use harsh chemicals (such as
alcohol, benzene, thinners, etc.) or
detergents to clean your phone. This
could cause a fire.
Do not drop, strike, or shake your
phone severely. It may harm the internal
circuit boards of the phone.
Do not use your phone in high explosive
areas as the phone may generate sparks.
Do not damage the power cord by
bending, twisting, pulling, or heating. Do
not use the plug if it is loose as it may
cause a fire or electric shock.
Do not place any heavy items on the
power cord. Do not allow the power
cord to be crimped as it may cause elec-
tric shock or fire.
Do not handle the phone with wet
hands while it is being charged. It may
cause an electric shock or seriously
damage your phone.
Do not disassemble the phone.
❏ Important Safety Precautions and Warranty Information
❏ Safety (Continued)
RF signals may affect improperly installed or inadequately shielded elec-
tronic systems in motor vehicles. Check with the manufacturer or its
representative regarding your vehicle. You should also consult the man-
ufacturer of any equipment that has been added to your vehicle.
Turn your phone OFF in any facility where posted notices so require.
FCC and Transport Canada regulations prohibit using your phone while
in the air. Switch OFF your phone before boarding an aircraft.
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.
Potentially Explosive Atmosphere
Turn your phone OFF when in any area with a potentially explosive
atmosphere and obey all signs and instructions. Sparks in such areas
could cause an explosion or fire resulting in bodily injury or even death.
Areas with a potentially explosive atmosphere are often, but not always
marked clearly. Potential areas may include: fueling areas (such as gaso-
line stations); below deck on boats; fuel or chemical transfer or storage
facilities; vehicles using liquefied petroleum gas (such as propane or
butane); areas where the air contains chemicals or particles (such as
grain, dust, or metal powders); and any other area where you would nor-
mally be advised to turn off your vehicle engine.
For Vehicles Equipped with an Air Bag
An air bag inflates with great force. DO NOT place objects, including
either installed or portable wireless equipment, in the area over the air
bag or in the air bag deployment area. If in-vehicle wireless equipment is
improperly installed and the air bag inflates, serious injury could result.
Charger and Adapter Safety
The charger and adapter are intended for indoor use only.
Do not expose the battery charger or adapter to direct sunlight or
use it in places with high humidity, such as a bathroom.
Battery Information and Care
Please dispose of your battery properly or take it to your local wire-
less carrier for recycling.
Do not dispose of your battery by fire or with hazardous or flamma-
Never use an unapproved battery since this could damage the phone
and/or battery and could cause the battery to explode.
The battery does not need to be fully discharged before recharging.
Use only LG-approved chargers specific to your phone model since
they are designed to maximize battery life.
Do not disassemble or shortcircuit the battery.
Keep the battery’s metal contacts clean.
Replace the battery when it no longer provides acceptable perform-
ance. The battery can be recharged several hundred times before
Recharge the battery after long periods of non-use to maximize bat-
Battery life will vary due to usage patterns and environmental condi-
Use of extended backlighting, MiniBrowser, and data connectivity
kits affect battery life and talk/standby times.
Please read and observe the following information for safe and proper
use of your phone and to prevent damage. Also, keep the user’s guide in
an accessible place at all the times after reading it.
Explosion, Shock, and Fire Hazards
Unplug the power cord and charger during lightning storms to avoid
electric shock or fire.
Make sure that no sharp-edged items such as animal’s teeth, nails,
come into contact with the battery. There is a risk of this causing a
Do not use harsh chemicals(such as alcohol, benzene, thinners, etc.)
or detergents to clean your phone. There is a risk of this causing a
Do not handle the phone with wet hands while it is being charged. It
may cause an electric shock or seriously damage your phone.
Do not drop, strike, or shake your phone severely. Such actions may
harm the internal circuit boards of the phone.
Do not put your phone in a place subject to excessive dust and keep
the minimum required distance between the power cord and heat
Unplug the power cord prior to cleaning your phone, and clean the
power plug pin when it is dirty.
Do not damage the power cord by bending, twisting, pulling, or
heating. Do not use the plug if it is loose as it may cause a fire or
When using the power plug, ensure that it is firmly connected. If it is
not, it may cause excessive heat or fire.
Do not place any heavy items on the power cord. Do not allow the
power cord to be crimped as it may cause fire or electric shock.
Industry Association) Safety Information
The following is the complete TIA Safety Information for wireless hand-
Exposure to Radio Frequency Signal
Your wireless handheld portable phone 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 standards
ANSI C95.1 (1992) *
NCRP Report 86 (1986)
Health Canada, Safety Code 6, 1999.
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 (C95.1). The design of your phone complies with the
FCC guidelines, IC Regulations (and those standards).
Use only the supplied or an approved replacement antenna.
Unauthorised antennas, modifications, or attachments could damage
the phone and may violate FCC regulations.
NORMAL POSITION: Hold the phone as you would any other tele-
phone with the antenna pointed up and over your shoulder.
Tips on Efficient Operation
For your phone to operate most efficiently:
Do not touch the antenna unnecessarily when the phone is in use.
Contact with the antenna affects call quality and may cause the phone
to operate at a higher power level than otherwise needed.
Check the laws and regulations on the use of ireless phones in the areas
where you drive and always obey them. Also, if using your phone while
driving, please observe the following:
Give full attention to driving -- driving safely is your first responsibil-
Use hands-free operation, if available;
Pull off the road and park before making or answering a call if driv-
ing conditions or the law so require.
Most modern electronic equipment is shielded from RF signals. However,
certain electronic equipment may not be shielded against the RF signals
from your wireless phone.
The Health Industry Manufacturers Association recommends that a min-
imum separation of six inches be maintained between a handheld wire-
less phone and a pacemaker to avoid potential interference with the
pacemaker. These recommendations are consistent with the independ-
ent research by and recommendations of Wireless Technology Research.
Persons with Pacemakers:
Should ALWAYS keep the phone more than six inches from their
pacemaker when the phone is turned ON;
Should not carry the phone in a breast pocket;
Should use the ear opposite the pacemaker to minimize the poten-
tial for interference;
Should turn the phone OFF immediately if there is any reason to
suspect that interference is taking place.
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.)
Optional for each phone manufacturer.
Other Medical Devices
If you use any other personal medical device, consult the manufacturer
of your device to determine if it is adequately shielded from external RF
energy. Your physician may be able to assist you in obtaining this infor-
Health Care Facilities
Turn your phone OFF in health care facilities when any regulations post-
ed in these areas instruct you to do so. Hospitals or health care facili-
ties may use equipment that could be sensitive to external RF energy.
❏ Safety (Continued)
Do not disassemble the phone.
Do not place or answer calls while charging the phone as it may
short-circuit the phone and/or cause electric shock or fire.
If you put your phone in a pocket or bag without covering the
receptacle of the phone (power plug pin), metallic articles (such as a
coin, paperclip or pen) may short-circuit the phone. Always cover
the receptacle when not in use.
Do not short-circuit the battery. Metallic articles such as a coin,
paperclip or pen in your pocket or bag may short-circuit the + and –
terminals of the battery (metal strips on the battery) upon moving.
Short-circuit of the terminal may damage the battery and cause an
Never place your phone in a microwave oven as it will cause the bat-
tery to explode.
General Warnings and Cautions
Only use the batteries, antennas, and chargers provided by LG. The
warranty will not be applied to products provided by other suppliers.
Store the battery in a place out of reach of children.
Using a damaged battery or placing a battery in your mouth may
cause serious injury.
Do not place items containing magnetic components such as a cred-
it card, phone card, bank book or subway ticket near your phone.
The magnetism of the phone may damage the data stored in the
Do not hold or let the antenna come in contact with your body dur-
ing a call.
Talking on your phone for a long period of time may reduce call
quality due to heat generated during use.
When the phone is not used for a long period time, store it in a safe
place with the power cord unplugged.
Using the phone in proximity to receiving equipment (i.e., TV or
radio) may cause interference to the phone.
Only authorized personnel should service the phone and its acces-
sories. Faulty installation or service may result in accidents and con-
sequently invalidate the warranty.
Do not use the phone if the antenna is damaged. If a damaged
antenna contacts skin, it may cause a slight burn. Please contact an
LG Authorized Service Center to replace the damaged antenna.
Do not use the phone in areas where its use is prohibited. (For
Do not immerse your phone in water. If this happens, turn it off
immediately and remove the battery. If the phone does not work,
take it to an LG Authorized Service Center.
Use accessories, such as earphones and headsets, with caution.
Ensure that cables are tucked away safely and do not touch the
Warning! Important Safety Information
Avoiding hearing damage
Permanent hearing loss may occur if you use your phone and/or head-
set at a high volume. Set the volume to a safe level. You can adapt
over time to a higher volume of sound that may sound normal but can
be damaging to your hearing. If you experience ringing in your ears or
muffled speech, stop listening and have your hearing checked. The loud-
er the volume, the less time is required before your hearing could be
affected. Hearing experts suggest that to protect your hearing:
Limit the amount of time you use your phone and/or headset at
Avoid turning up the volume to block out noisy surroundings.
Turn the volume down if you can’t hear people speaking near you.
For information about how to set a maximum volume limit on your
phone, see the features guide for your phone.
Using your phone safely
Use of your phone while operating a vehicle is not recommended and is
illegal in some areas. Be careful and attentive while driving. Stop using
your phone if you find it disruptive or distracting while operating any
type of vehicle or performing any other activity that requires your full
FDA Consumer Update
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and
Radiological Health Consumer Update on Mobile Phones:
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The available scientific evidence does not show that any health prob-
lems are associated with using wireless phones. There is no proof,
however, that wireless phones are absolutely safe. Wireless phones
emit low levels of radiofrequency energy (RF) in the microwave range
while being used. They also emit very low levels of RF when in the
Main Menu Screen. Whereas high levels of RF can produce health
effects (by heating tissue), exposure to low level RF that does not
produce heating effects causes no known adverse health effects.
Many studies of low level RF exposures have not found any biological
effects. Some studies have suggested that some biological effects
may occur, but such findings have not been confirmed by additional
research. In some cases, other researchers have had difficulty in
reproducing those studies, or in determining the reasons for inconsis-
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Under the law, the FDA does not review the safety of radiation-emit-
pleted in a few years. However, very large numbers of animals would
be needed to provide reliable proof of a cancer promoting effect if
one exists. Epidemiological studies can provide data that is directly
applicable to human populations, but 10 or more years follow-up may
be needed to provide answers about some health effects, such as
cancer. This is because the interval between the time of exposure to a
cancer-causing agent and the time tumors develop — if they do —
may be many, many years. The interpretation of epidemiological stud-
ies is hampered by difficulties in measuring actual RF exposure during
day-to-day use of wireless phones. Many factors affect this measure-
ment, such as the angle at which the phone is held, or which model
of phone is used.
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The FDA is working with the U.S. National Toxicology Program and
with groups of investigators around the world to ensure that high pri-
ority animal studies are conducted to address important questions
about the effects of exposure to radio frequency energy (RF). The
FDA has been a leading participant in the World Health Organization
International Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) Project since its inception
in 1996. An influential result of this work has been the development
of a detailed agenda of research needs that has driven the establish-
ment of new research programs around the world. The project has
also helped develop a series of public information documents on EMF
issues. The FDA and the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet
Association (CTIA) have a formal Cooperative Research and
Development Agreement (CRADA) to do research on wireless phone
safety. The FDA provides the scientific oversight, obtaining input from
experts in government, industry, and academic organizations. CTIA-
funded research is conducted through contracts with independent
investigators. The initial research will include both laboratory studies
and studies of wireless phone users. The CRADA will also include a
broad assessment of additional research needs in the context of the
latest research developments around the world.
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All phones sold in the United States must comply with Federal
Communications Commission (FCC) guidelines that limit radio fre-
quency energy (RF) exposures. The FCC established these guidelines
in consultation with the FDA and the other federal health and safety
agencies. The FCC limit for RF exposure from wireless telephones is
set at a Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) of 1.6 watts per kilogram
(1.6 W/kg). The FCC limit is consistent with the safety standards
developed by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
(IEEE) and the National Council on Radiation Protection and
Measurement. The exposure limit takes into consideration the body’s
ability to remove heat from the tissues that absorb energy from the
wireless phone and is set well below levels known to have effects.
Manufacturers of wireless phones must report the RF exposure level
for each model of phone to the FCC. The FCC website
(http://www.fcc.gov/oet/ rfsafety) gives directions for locating the
FCC identification number on your phone so you can find your
phone’s RF exposure level in the online listing.
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The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) is develop-
ing a technical standard for measuring the radio frequency energy
(RF) exposure from wireless phones and other wireless handsets with
the participation and leadership of FDA scientists and engineers. The
standard, “Recommended Practice for Determining the Spatial-Peak
Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) in the Human Body Due to Wireless
Communications Devices: Experimental Techniques,” sets forth the
first consistent test methodology for measuring the rate at which RF
is deposited in the heads of wireless phone users. The test method
uses a tissue-simulating model of the human head. Standardized SAR
test methodology is expected to greatly improve the consistency of
measurements made at different laboratories on the same phone.
SAR is the measurement of the amount of energy absorbed in tissue,
either by the whole body or a small part of the body. It is measured
in watts/kg (or milliwatts/g) of matter. This measurement is used to
determine whether a wireless phone complies with safety guidelines.
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If there is a risk from these products — and at this point we do not
know that there is — it is probably very small. But if you are con-
cerned about avoiding even potential risks, you can take a few simple
steps to minimize your exposure to radio frequency energy (RF).
Since time is a key factor in how much exposure a person receives,
❏ Safety (Continued)
reducing the amount of time spent using a wireless phone will reduce
RF exposure. If you must conduct extended conversations by wireless
phone every day, you could place more distance between your body
and the source of the RF, since the exposure level drops off dramati-
cally with distance. For example, you could use a headset and carry
the wireless phone away from your body or use a wireless phone con-
nected to a remote antenna. Again, the scientific data do not demon-
strate that wireless phones are harmful. But if you are concerned
about the RF exposure from these products, you can use measures
like those described above to reduce your RF exposure from wireless
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The scientific evidence does not show a danger to users of wireless
phones, including children and teenagers. If you want to take steps to
lower exposure to radio frequency energy (RF), the measures
described above would apply to children and teenagers using wireless
phones. Reducing the time of wireless phone use and increasing the
distance between the user and the RF source will reduce RF exposure.
Some groups sponsored by other national governments have advised
that children be discouraged from using wireless phones at all. For
example, the government in the United Kingdom distributed leaflets
containing such a recommendation in December 2000. They noted
that no evidence exists that using a wireless phone causes brain
tumors or other ill effects. Their recommendation to limit wireless
phone use by children was strictly precautionary; it was not based on
scientific evidence that any health hazard exists.
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Radio frequency energy (RF) from wireless phones can interact with
some electronic devices. For this reason, the FDA helped develop a
detailed test method to measure electromagnetic interference (EMI)
of implanted cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators from wireless tele-
phones. This test method is now part of a standard sponsored by the
Association for the Advancement of Medical instrumentation (AAMI).
The final draft, a joint effort by the FDA, medical device manufactur-
ers, and many other groups, was completed in late 2000. This stan-
dard will allow manufacturers to ensure that cardiac pacemakers and
defibrillators are safe from wireless phone EMI. The FDA has tested
hearing aids for interference from handheld wireless phones and
helped develop a voluntary standard sponsored by the Institute of
Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). This standard specifies test
methods and performance requirements for hearing aids and wireless
phones so that no interference occurs when a person uses a “com-
patible” phone and a “compatible” hearing aid at the same time. This
standard was approved by the IEEE in 2000. The FDA continues to
monitor the use of wireless phones for possible interactions with
other medical devices. Should harmful interference be found to occur,
the FDA will conduct testing to assess the interference and work to
resolve the problem.
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For additional information, please refer to the following resources:
FDA web page on wireless phones (http://www.fda.gov/cellphones/)
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) RF Safety Program
International Commission on Non-lonizing Radiation Protection
World Health Organization (WHO) International EMF Project
National Radiological Protection Board (UK)
❏ Safety (Continued)
Consumer Information on SAR
(Specific Absorption Rate)
This Model Phone Meets the Government’s Requirements for
Exposure to Radio Waves. Your wireless phone is a radio transmitter
and receiver. It is designed and manufactured not to exceed the emis-
sion limits for exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy set by the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC) of the U.S. Government. These
FCC exposure limits are derived from the recommendations of two
expert organizations, the National Counsel on Radiation Protection and
Measurement (NCRP) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics
Engineers (IEEE). In both cases, the recommendations were developed
by scientific and engineering experts drawn from industry, government,
and academia after extensive reviews of the scientific literature related to
the biological effects of RF energy. The exposure Limit for wireless
mobile phones employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific
Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR is a measure of the rate of absorp-
tion of RF energy by the human body expressed in units of watts per
kilogram (W/kg). The FCC requires wireless phones to comply with a
safety limit of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg). The FCC exposure
limit incorporates a substantial margin of safety to give additional pro-
tection to the public and to account for any variations in measurements.
Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions speci-
fied by the FCC with the phone transmitting at its highest certified
power level in all tested frequency bands. Although SAR is determined
at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR level of the phone
while operating can be well below the maximum value. Because the
phone is designed to operate at multiple power levels to use only the
power required to reach the network, in general, the closer you are to a
wireless base station antenna, the lower the power output.
Before a phone model is available for sale to the public, it must be test-
ed and certified to the FCC that it does not exceed the limit established
by the governmentadopted requirement for safe exposure. The tests are
performed in positions and locations (e.g., at the ear and worn on the
body) as required by the FCC for each model. This device was tested
for typical body-worn operations with the back of the phone kept 0.79
inches (2.0 cm) between the user’s body and the back of the phone. To
comply with FCC RF exposure requirements, a minimum separation dis-
tance of 0.79 inches (2.0 cm) must be maintained between the user s
body and the back of the phone. Third-party beltclips, holsters, and
similar accessories containing metallic components should not be used.
Body-worn accessories that cannot maintain 0.79 inches (2.0 cm) sep-
aration distance between the user's body and the back of the phone,
and have not been tested for typical body-worn operations may not
comply with FCC RF exposure limits and should be avoided.
The FCC has granted an Equipment Authorization for this model phone
with all reported SAR levels evaluated as in compliance with the FCC RF
emission guidelines. The highest SAR value for this model phone when
tested for use at the ear is 1.51 W/kg and when worn on the body, as
described in this user’s manual, is 1.10 W/kg. While there may be differ-
ences between SAR levels of various phones and at various positions,
they all meet the government requirement for safe exposure. SAR infor-
mation on this model phone is on file with the FCC and can be found
under the Display Grant section of http://www.fcc.gov/oet/fccid after
searching on FCC ID.
To find information that pertains to a particular model phone, this site
uses the phone FCC ID number which is usually printed somewhere on
the case of the phone. Sometimes it may be necessary to remove the
battery pack to find the number. Once you have the FCC ID number for
a particular phone, follow the instructions on the website and it should
provide values for typical or maximum SAR for a particular phone.
Additional information on Specific Absorption Rates (SAR) can be
found on the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA)
website at http://www.ctia.org/
*In the United States and Canada, the SAR limit for mobile phones used
by the public is 1.6 watts/kg (W/kg) averaged over one gram of tissue.
The standard incorporates a substantial margin of safety to give addi-
tional protection for the public and to account for any variations in
❏ Safety (Continued)
❏ Safety (Continued)
ting consumer products such as wireless phones before they can be
sold, as it does with new drugs or medical devices. However, the
agency has authority to take action if wireless phones are shown to
emit radiofrequency energy (RF) at a level that is hazardous to the
user. In such a case, the FDA could require the manufacturers of wire-
less phones to notify users of the health hazard and to repair,
replace, or recall the phones so that the hazard no longer exists.
Although the existing scientific data do not justify FDA regulatory
actions, the FDA has urged the wireless phone industry to take a
number of steps, including the following:
Support needed research into possible biological effects of RF of
the type emitted by wireless phones.
Design wireless phones in a way that minimizes any RF exposure to
the user that is not necessary for device function; and cooperate in
providing users of wireless phones with the best possible informa-
tion on possible effects of wireless phone use on human health.
The FDA belongs to an interagency working group of the federal
agencies that have responsibility for different aspects of RF safety to
ensure coordinated efforts at the federal level. The following agencies
belong to this working group:
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Environmental Protection Agency
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Institutes of Health participates in some interagency
working group activities, as well. The FDA shares regulatory responsi-
bilities for wireless phones with the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC). All phones that are sold in the United States
must comply with FCC safety guidelines that limit RF exposure. The
FCC relies on the FDA and other health agencies for safety questions
about wireless phones. The FCC also regulates the base stations that
the wireless phone networks rely upon. While these base stations
operate at higher power than do the wireless phones themselves, the
RF exposures that people get from these base stations are typically
thousands of times lower than those they can get from wireless
phones. Base stations are thus not the subject of the safety ques-
tions discussed in this document.
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The term “wireless phone” refers here to handheld wireless phones
with built-in antennas, often called “cell”, “mobile”, or “PCS” phones.
These types of wireless phones can expose the user to measurable
radiofrequency energy (RF) because of the short distance between
the phone and the user’s head. These RF exposures are limited by
FCC safety guidelines that were developed with the advice of the
FDA and other federal health and safety agencies. When the phone is
located at greater distances from the user, the exposure to RF is dras-
tically lower because a person's RF exposure decreases rapidly with
increasing distance from the source. The so called “cordless phones,”
which have a base unit connected to the telephone wiring in a house,
typically operate at far lower power levels, and thus produce RF expo-
sures far below the FCC safety limits.
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The research done thus far has produced conflicting results, and
many studies have suffered from flaws in their research methods.
Animal experiments investigating the effects of radiofrequency energy
(RF) exposures characteristic of wireless phones have yielded con-
flicting results that often cannot be repeated in other laboratories. A
few animal studies, however, have suggested that low levels of RF
could accelerate the development of cancer in laboratory animals.
However, many of the studies that showed increased tumor develop-
ment used animals that had been genetically engineered or treated
with cancer-causing chemicals so as to be pre-disposed to develop
cancer in the absence of RF exposure. Other studies exposed the ani-
mals to RF for up to 22 hours per day. These conditions are not simi-
lar to the conditions under which people use wireless phones, so we
don’t know with certainty what the results of such studies mean for
human health. Three large epidemiology studies have been published
since December 2000. Between them, the studies investigated any
possible association between the use of wireless phones and primary
brain cancer, glioma, meningioma, or acoustic neuroma, tumors of the
brain or salivary gland, leukemia, or other cancers. None of the stud-
ies demonstrated the existence of any harmful health effects from
wireless phone RF exposures. However, none of the studies can
answer questions about long-term exposures, since the average peri-
od of phone use in these studies was around three years.
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A combination of laboratory studies and epidemiological studies of
people actually using wireless phones would provide some of the
data that are needed. Lifetime animal exposure studies could be com-
❏ FCC Part 15 Class B Compliance
This device and its accessories comply with part 15 of FCC rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device and its accessories may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device
and its accessories must accept any interference received, including interference that causes undesired operation.
❏ Industry Canada Compliance
This phone complies with Industry Canada RSS 133. This phone complies with the Class B limits for radio noise
emissions as set out in the interference causing standard entitled "Digital Apparatus" (ICES-003) of Industry
❏ FCC RF Exposure Information
WARNING! Read this information before operating the phone.
In August 1996, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of the United States, with its action in Report and
Order FCC 96-326, adopted an updated safety standard for human exposure to Radio Frequency (RF) electromag-
netic energy emitted by FCC regulated transmitters. Those guidelines are consistent with the safety standard previ-
ously set by U.S, Canada and international standards bodies. The design of this phone complies with the FCC
guidelines and these international standards.
❏ Bodily Contact During Operation
This device was tested for typical use with the back of the phone kept 0.6 inches (1.5 cm) from the body. To com-
ply with FCC RF exposure requirements, a minimum separation distance of 0.6 inches (1.5 cm) must be maintained
between the user’s body and the back of the phone, including the antenna, whether extended or retracted. Third-
party belt-clips, holsters and similar accessories containing metallic components should not be used. Avoid the use
of accessories that cannot maintain 0.6 inches (1.5 cm) distance between the user’s body and the back of the
phone and have not been tested for compliance with FCC RF exposure limits.
❏ Vehicle-Mounted External Antenna (Optional, if available.)
A minimum separation distance of 8 inches (20 cm) must be maintained between the user / bystander and the vehi-
cle-mounted external antenna to satisfy FCC RF exposure requirements. For more information about RF exposure,
visit the FCC website at www.fcc.gov.
Use only the supplied and approved antenna. Use of unauthorized antennas or modifications could impair call quali-
ty, damage the phone, void your warranty and/or result in violation of FCC regulations.
Do not use the phone with a damaged antenna. If a damaged antenna comes in contact with the skin a minor burn
may result. Contact your local dealer for a replacement antenna.
Do not place or answer calls while
charging the phone as it may short-cir-
cuit the phone and/or cause electric
shock or fire.
Do not hold or let the antenna come in
contact with your body during a call.
Make sure that no sharp-edged items
such as animal’s teeth or nails, come
into contact with the battery. This could
cause a fire.
Store the battery out of reach of chil-
Be careful that children do not swallow
any parts. This could cause asphyxiation
or suffocation resulting in serious injury
Unplug the power cord and charger dur-
ing lightning storms to avoid electric
shock or fire.
Only use the batteries and chargers pro-
vided by LG. The warranty will not be
applied to products provided by other
Only authorized personnel should serv-
ice the phone and its accessories. Faulty
installation or service may result in acci-
dents and consequently invalidate the
Your service provider programs one or
more emergency phone numbers, such
as 911, that you can call under any cir-
cumstances, even when your phone is
locked. Your phone’s preprogrammed
emergency number(s) may not work in
all locations, and sometimes an emer-
gency call cannot be placed due to net-
work, environmental, or interference
1. WHAT THIS WARRANTY COVERS:
LG offers you a limited warranty that the enclosed subscriber unit and its enclosed accessories will be free
from defects in material and workmanship, according to the following terms and conditions:
The limited warranty for the product extends for ONE (1) year beginning on the date of purchase of
the product by the original end user.
The limited warranty extends only to the original end user of the product and is not assignable or
transferable to any subsequent purchaser/end user.
This warranty is good only to the original end user of the product during the warranty period as long
as it is in Canada.
Upon request from LG, the consumer must provide information to reasonably prove the date of pur-
During the applicable warranty period, LG will repair or replace at LG’s sole option, without charge to
the original end user, any defective component part of the phone or accessory.
LG may, use rebuilt, reconditioned, or new parts or components when repairing any product or
replace a product with a rebuilt, reconditioned or new product.
2. WHAT THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER:
Defects or damages resulting from use of the product in other than its normal and customary manner.
Defects or damages from abnormal use, abnormal conditions, improper storage, exposure to moisture
or dampness, unauthorized modifications, unauthorized connections, unauthorized repair, misuse,
neglect, abuse, accident, alteration, improper installation, or other acts which are not the fault of LG,
including damage caused by spills of food or liquids.
Breakage or damage to antennas unless caused directly by defects in material or workmanship.
If the carrier’s or manufacturer’s Customer Service Centre was not notified by the end user of the
alleged defect or malfunction of the product, during the warranty period.
Products which have had their serial numbers removed or made illegible.
Damage resulting from use of non-LG approved accessories.
All plastic surfaces and all other externally exposed parts that are scratched or damaged due to nor-
mal customer use.
Products serviced by non-authorized persons or companies.
This limited warranty is in lieu of all other warranties, express or implied either in fact or by operations
of law, statutory or otherwise, including, but not limited to any implied warranty of merchantability or
fitness for a particular purpose.
Shipping damage is the sole responsibility of the shipping company.
3. EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY:
No other express warranty is applicable to this product. THE DURATION OF ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES,
INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MARKETABILITY, IS LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF THE
EXPRESS WARRANTY HEREIN. LG ELECTRONICS CANADA, INC. SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR THE LOSS
OF THE USE OF THE PRODUCT, INCONVENIENCE, LOSS OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES, DIRECT OR
CONSEQUENTIAL, ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS PRODUCT OR FOR
ANY BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY APPLICABLE TO THIS PRODUCT.
4. HOW TO GET WARRANTY SERVICE:
To obtain warranty service, please call the following telephone number from anywhere in Canada:
LG Electronics Canada, Inc.
Copyright ©2009 LG Electronics, Inc. All rights reserved. LG and the LG logo are registered
trademarks of LG Group and its related entities. All other trademarks are the property of their
LG Electronics Canada, Inc. Customer care center:
550 Matheson Blvd East
Mississauga, ON L4Z 4G3
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