a) READ AND FOLLOW ALL SAFETY
b) DANGER – To avoid possible electric shock, special care
should be taken since water is employed in the use of aquar-
ium equipment. For each of the following situations, do not
attempt repairs by yourself; return the appliance to an au-
thorized service facility for service or discard the appliance.
1) If the appliance falls into the water,
DON’T reach for
it! First unplug it and then retrieve it. If electrical compo-
nents of the appliance get wet, unplug the appliance imme-
diately. (Non-immersible equipment only)
2) If the appliance shows any sign of abnormal water leak-
age, immediately unplug it from the power source. (Im-
mersible equipment only).
3) Carefully examine the appliance after installation. It
should not be plugged in if there is water on parts not in-
tended to be wet.
4) Do not operate any appliance if it has a damaged cord or
plug, or if it is malfunctioning or has been dropped or da-
maged in any manner.
5) To avoid the possibility of the appliance plug or recept-
acle getting wet, position aquarium stand and tank to one
side of a wall-mounted receptacle to prevent water from
dripping onto the receptacle or plug.
A ”drip-loop”, shown in the figure below, should be ar-
ranged by the user for each cord connecting an aquarium
appliance to a receptacle. The ”drip-loop” is that part of the
cord below the level of the receptacle, or the connector if an
extension cord is used, to prevent water traveling along the
cord and coming in contact with the receptacle.
If the plug or socket does get wet,
DON’T unplug the cord.
Disconnect the fuse or circuit breaker that supplies power
to the appliance. Then unplug and examine for presence of
water in the receptacle.
c) Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used
by or near children.
d) To avoid injury, do not contact moving parts or hot parts
such as heaters, reflectors, lamp bulbs, and the like.