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Important safety instruction


 

WARNING!

Electric Shock Hazard

Follow the IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS outlined in this User Guide, before operating this appliance.

Failure to do so can result in death, electric shock, fire or injury to persons.

To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons read the IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS before operating this appliance.

Use this appliance only for its intended purpose as described in this User Guide.

READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE APPLIANCE
When using this appliance always exercise basic safety precautions including the following:

Danger

  • This appliance is not intended for use by young children or infirm persons without supervision. Young children should be supervised to ensure they do not play with the appliance.
  • Risk of child entrapment. Before you throw away your old refrigerator or freezer:
    • – Take off the doors
    • – Leave the shelves in place so that children may not easily climb inside.

Disposal

  • Extreme care must be taken when disposing of your old appliance to avoid hazards. The refrigerant gas must be safely removed and for the safety of young children, remove doors.
  • Your Fisher & Paykel Appliances Authorized Service Center will be able to give advice on environmentally friendly methods of disposing of your old refrigerator or freezer.

Electrical

  • This appliance must be properly installed in accordance with the installation instructions before it is used.
  • Never unplug your appliance by pulling on the power cord.
  • Always grip the plug firmly and pull straight out from the outlet.
  • Do not plug in any other appliance at its power point or use extension cords or double adapters.
  • Repair or replace immediately all electric service cords that have become frayed or otherwise damaged. Do not use a cord that shows cracks or abrasion along its length or at either the plug or appliance end.
  • If the power supply cord is damaged, contact your Fisher & Paykel Appliances Authorized Service Center to purchase a replacement spare part.
  • Care should be taken when the appliance is installed or removed, to reduce the likelihood of damage to the power supply cord.
  • Disconnect power to appliance before cleaning.

Storing food and drinks

Never store volatile/flammable materials or solvents in your appliance as they may explode or adversely react with materials in this appliance.
Never freeze liquids in glass containers. Liquid expands during freezing, which may cause the container to explode.

Never freeze carbonated drinks. They may explode.
Do not consume food if it is too cold. Frozen food may be cold enough to cause damage when brought into contact with bare skin, eg. frozen ice cubes.

Power failure – food safety

  • Do not refreeze frozen foods that have thawed completely. Follow the recommendations below if you discover food in your freezer has thawed:
    1. Ice crystals still visible – food may be refrozen but should be stored for a shorter period than recommended.
    2. Thawed but refrigerator cold – refreezing generally not recommended. Fruits and some cooked food can be refrozen but use as soon as possible. Meat, fish, poultry – use immediately or cook then refreeze. Vegetables – discard as they usually go limp and soggy.
    3. Thawed but warmer than 40°F (4°C). Red meat can be cooked immediately and refrozen but use as soon as possible. Discard all other frozen foods.
  • Do not refreeze frozen foods that have thawed completely. The food may be dangerous to eat.

Cleaning

  • Many commercially available cleaning products contain solvents which may attack plastic components of your appliance and cause them to crack. Please refer to the cleaning care section of this guide for further advice.
  • Always keep the floor around the toe-kick area clean, to limit the amount of dirt or dust that may enter the condenser cooling circuit of the product.
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