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Before you use your BlackBerry Universal Headset, it is important that you read the compliance information and the guidelines for the safe use of your headset that are found in this guide.

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Use only Research In Motion approved chargers. Use of chargers that have not been approved by RIM might present a risk of fire or explosion, which could cause serious harm, death, or property loss.

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Do not rely on your headset for emergency communications.

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Do not disassemble your headset. Your headset contains small parts that might be a choking hazard.

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Keep your headset away from medical devices, including pacemakers and hearing aids, as they might malfunction causing serious harm or death to you or others.

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Do not put your headset in contact with liquids as this might cause a short circuit, a fire, or an electric shock.

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Driving a vehicle requires your full attention to road conditions, weather, and vehicular traffic. It is important to set up your BlackBerry Universal Headset prior to driving. Using this hands-free accessory may cause you to be distracted and may put you, your passengers, and occupants of other vehicles at risk of suffering bodily injury, death and/or loss of property. You should only use the hands-free accessory where permitted by law and when you will not be distracted from the proper operation of your motor vehicle.

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Do not use your headset in the presence of gas fumes as it might present a risk of fire or explosion.

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Do not use or store your headset in temperatures that exceed 113° F (45°C) as the headset might become hot.

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Do not dispose of your headset device in a fire as this might cause an explosion resulting in serious injury, death, or property loss.

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Turn off your headset in aircrafts. Using your headset on an aircraft might affect aircraft instrumentation, communication, and performance; might disrupt the network; might otherwise be dangerous to the operation of the aircraft, its crew, and its passengers; and might be illegal.

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The headset is not inherently safe and cannot be used in the presence of explosive fumes, explosive dust, or other explosive chemicals. Sparks in such areas could cause an explosion or fire resulting in serious injury, death, or damage to property.

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