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Cat. No. 43-743
OWNER’S MANUAL
Please read before using this equipment.
TAD-1003
Fully Digital TAD with Voice Stamp
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FEATURES
Your Radio Shack TAD-1003 Fully Digital TAD with Voice Stamp is a high-quality telephone answering device with
touch-tone remote control. Fully digital
means the TAD stores all messages on
a computer chip — there are no tape
mechanisms to wear out and no tapes to
bother with. This gives you capabilities
that tape-based answering machines
don’t have. For example, you can delete
individual messages.
The TAD-1003’s 14-minute memory capacity lets you store more messages
than many other TADs. And, its unique,
space-saving design makes it ideal for
any office or nightstand. Your TAD’s remote control features let you retrieve
messages from almost any touch-tone
phone. With an optional pocket tone dialer, you can even use it from a rotary
phone.
Digital Outgoing Message — gives
you a clear outgoing message.
Memory Backup — protects messages
stored in memory in case of a power
failure.
Automatic Toll Saver — answers the
phone after two rings when you have
new messages. Otherwise, it answers
after four rings. This lets you hang up
before the TAD answers to avoid charges when you call by long-distance to
check your messages.
Room Monitor — lets you listen from a
remote phone to the room where you installed the TAD.
ANSWER Button — lets you turn the
TAD on or off without disconnecting it.
Your TAD’s features include:
Call/Message Counter — displays the
number of messages recorded.
Voice Time/Day Stamp — announces
the time and day when each message
was recorded.
Call Screening — lets you listen to incoming calls so you can decide whether
or not to answer.
User Selectable 3-Digit Security Code
— helps prevent unauthorized remote
operation.
© 1995 Tandy Corporation.
All Rights Reserved.
Radio Shack is a registered trademark used by Tandy Corporation.
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Phone Pick-Up Detection — automatically stops the TAD if you answer a call
after the TAD answers.
Warning: To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose this product to rain or
moisture.
DELETE Button — lets you quickly
erase messages individually or all at
once.
CAUTION
Memo Recording — lets you leave
memos for your family, roommates, or
co-workers as messages on the TAD.
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK.
DO NOT OPEN.
!
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF
ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE
COVER OR BACK. NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
To take advantage of all the TAD’s features, we recommend that you read this
manual completely before you use the
TAD.
This symbol is intended to alert you to
the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage within the product’s enclosure that might be of sufficient
magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock. Do not open the product’s
case.
This TAD has been tested and certified
to comply with applicable UL and FCC
standards.
!
This symbol is intended to inform you
that important operating and maintenance instructions are included in the
literature accompanying this product.
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READ THIS BEFORE
INSTALLATION
We have designed your TAD to conform
to federal regulations, and you can connect it to most telephone lines. However,
each device you connect to the phone
line draws power from it. This power
draw is the device’s Ringer Equivalence
Number, or REN. The REN is shown on
the bottom of the TAD.
If you use more than one phone or other
device on the line, add up all the RENs.
If the total is more than five (or three in
rural areas), your phone(s) might not
ring and your TAD might not answer. If
ringer operation is impaired, remove one
of the devices from the line.
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FCC STATEMENT
Your TAD complies with Part 68 of FCC
Rules. You must, upon request, provide
the FCC registration number and the
REN to your telephone company. Both
numbers are marked on the bottom of
the TAD.
Note: You must not connect the TAD to:
• Coin-operated systems
• Party-line systems
• Electronic key telephone systems
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CONTENTS
Installation .............................................................................................................. 6
Choosing a Location ......................................................................................... 6
Connecting to the Telephone Line .................................................................... 6
Connecting to Power ......................................................................................... 7
Installing the Backup Battery ............................................................................ 7
Using Reset ...................................................................................................... 8
Preparation ............................................................................................................. 9
Setting the Day and Time .................................................................................. 9
Recording the Outgoing Message .................................................................. 10
Basic Operation ................................................................................................... 11
Setting the TAD to Answer Calls ......................................................................11
Recording Incoming Messages ........................................................................11
Screening Calls ................................................................................................11
Playing Messages ........................................................................................... 12
Repeating Messages ................................................................................ 12
Skipping Messages .................................................................................. 13
Pausing Message Playback ..................................................................... 13
Stopping Message Playback .................................................................... 13
Erasing Messages .......................................................................................... 14
Recording a Memo .......................................................................................... 14
Remote Operation ............................................................................................... 16
Changing the Remote Operation Security Code ............................................. 16
Remote Answer-On ........................................................................................ 17
Tollsaver ................................................................................................... 17
Using Remote Commands ............................................................................. 18
Troubleshooting .................................................................................................. 20
Care And Maintenance ........................................................................................ 21
The FCC Wants You to Know ......................................................................... 22
Lightning ......................................................................................................... 22
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INSTALLATION
CHOOSING A LOCATION
Select a location that is near a modular
telephone jack and an AC outlet.
Your TAD connects directly to a modular
telephone line jack. If your telephone
wiring does not have a modular jack, you
can update the wiring yourself or have
the telephone company update it for
you.
CONNECTING TO THE
TELEPHONE LINE
To connect the TAD to the phone line,
plug one end of the supplied telephone
cord into the TEL LINE jack on the back
of the TAD. Then plug the other end into
a modular phone jack.
• Radio Shack stores sell jacks and
adapters to convert older wiring
methods to modular wiring.
• The telephone company charges to
install the necessary jacks.
• The USOC number of the jack to be
installed is RJ11C.
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You can also connect an extension telephone to the TEL SET jack on the back
of the TAD using a second telephone
cord (not supplied).
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CONNECTING TO POWER
Insert the supplied adapter’s small plug
into the AC 9V jack on the back of the
TAD. Then plug the AC adapter’s other
end into a standard AC outlet.
INSTALLING THE
BACKUP BATTERY
During an AC power failure, a 9-volt battery (such as Cat. No. 23-553, not supplied) provides backup power so the
TAD can maintain the correct time and
memory information. However, the TAD
cannot answer incoming calls without
AC power.
Follow these steps to install the battery.
Caution: Only use an adapter that supplies 9 volts AC, delivers at least 780
milliamps, and has a plug which properly
fits the TAD’s AC 9V jack. The supplied
AC adapter meets these specifications.
Using an adapter that does not meet
these specifications might damage the
TAD or the adapter.
1. Slide the battery compartment
cover (located on the bottom of the
TAD) in the direction of the arrow
and lift it off.
When you first connect power, _ _
flashes on the display, then the TAD automatically runs a self-test. You cannot
operate the TAD during this test. When
the test is complete, the TAD beeps
once. Lo and 00 alternately flash on the
display until you install the backup battery.
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2. Snap the battery’s terminals to the
connector inside the compartment.
USING RESET
If AC power fails or the TAD does not
work, press RESET on the back of the
TAD to reset the answering machine.
Notes:
• The outgoing message and all
information stored in memory are
erased when you press RESET.
3. Replace the cover
When Lo and the two-digit number of
calls in memory alternately flash on the
display, replace the battery. Be sure the
AC adapter’s cord is plugged in so you
do not lose the TAD’s stored information.
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• During a power failure, the TAD
cannot answer incoming calls or
record messages.
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PREPARATION
SETTING THE DAY AND
TIME
The TAD records the day and time of the
call with each phone message. Follow
these steps to set the day and time.
Notes:
• To avoid having to reset the time if
AC power is lost, we recommend
you install a backup battery before
you set the day and time.
• If you do not complete each step
within 8 seconds, the TAD sounds a
three-tone beep and stops setting
the day and time.
1. Press and hold SET until the TAD
beeps. The TAD announces, “Sunday,” and 01 appears on the display.
2. To change the day of the week,
within 8 seconds after the TAD
beeps, repeatedly press REPEAT to
move backward or SKIP to move
forward until the TAD announces
the desired day of the week.
3. Press and release STOP. The TAD
beeps once and announces the
time format, “AM” or “PM.”
4. To change the hour, repeatedly
press REPEAT to move backward
or SKIP to move forward to the
desired hour.
5. Press and release STOP. The TAD
beeps once to confirm the hour setting.
6. To change the minutes, repeatedly
press REPEAT to move backward
or SKIP to move forward to the
desired minute setting.
7. After you set the day of the week,
the hour, and the minutes, press
STOP to confirm the settings. The
TAD beeps and announces the day
and time.
8. To check the current day/time at
any time, press SET.
Note: If necessary, adjust VOLUME
at the right side of the TAD to the
desired listening level.
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RECORDING THE
OUTGOING MESSAGE
Before you can set the TAD to answer
calls, you must record the outgoing message (OGM) the caller hears when the
TAD answers a call.
Note: The maximum outgoing message
length is 30 seconds.
Important: Do not tell callers that
you are not home. Instead, say that
you cannot come to the phone right
now.
3. When you finish recording, release
ANN. The TAD automatically beeps
and repeats the outgoing message
so you can verify it.
4. Adjust VOLUME at the right side of
the TAD to the desired listening
level.
To play the outgoing message at any
time, press and release ANN. If no outgoing message is recorded, the TAD
says “No announcement.”
1. Press and hold down ANN. The
TAD beeps.
Note: When memory is full, the
TAD announces, “Memory is full,”
and you cannot record the outgoing
message.
2. Speak in a normal voice about 8
inches away from the microphone
(located on the front of the TAD).
Ask for the caller’s name, phone
number, and message. The display
shows how much time is left for
recording.
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BASIC OPERATION
SETTING THE TAD TO
ANSWER CALLS
RECORDING INCOMING
MESSAGES
To set the TAD to answer calls, press
ANSWER.
The maximum incoming message recording length is 60 seconds. If a recording reaches 55 seconds, the TAD
beeps once to notify the caller that time
will be up soon. If a recording reaches
60 seconds, the TAD beeps three times,
then disconnects.
• If an outgoing message is recorded,
the TAD announces, “Answer on,”
and the indicator lights.
• If no outgoing message is recorded,
the TAD says, “Answer off, no
announcement.” (See “Recording
the Outgoing Message.”)
The TAD automatically stops and hangs
up if the caller is silent for over 8 seconds.
SCREENING CALLS
To have the TAD not answer calls, press
ANSWER again. The TAD says “Answer
off,” and the indicator turns off.
Your TAD lets you listen as callers leave
messages. If you want to speak to a
caller, pick up any phone on the same
line and begin speaking. The TAD detects when you pick up the phone and
automatically resets to answer the next
call.
Note: If you pick up the phone exactly
when the TAD answers, you might need
to press STOP to stop the TAD.
If you do not want to take the call, do not
pick up the handset, and let the TAD finish recording the caller’s message.
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PLAYING MESSAGES
Repeating Messages
If there are new messages, the indicator
flashes until all the new messages have
been played. The display shows the total
number of messages.
To review a message while you are listening to it, press REPEAT. The current
message starts again from the beginning.
To play all the messages, press PLAY.
Or, to play only the new messages,
press and hold down PLAY . The TAD announces the number of messages.
To hear the previous message, press
and hold REPEAT until that message’s
number appears. The TAD plays the
message.
Note: If there are no new messages
stored, the TAD says, “No new message.”
Before playing each message, the TAD
announces the message number and
the day and time when each message
was recorded. After all messages play,
the TAD says, “End of message(s)” and
saves all the messages.
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Skipping Messages
Stopping Message Playback
To skip to the next message while you
are listening to a message, press SKIP
once. The next recorded message
plays.
To stop playing messages, press STOP
twice within 2 seconds. The TAD beeps
once and stops playback.
Pausing Message Playback
To pause while listening to messages,
press STOP . PA appears on the display.
Wait at least 2 seconds, then press
STOP again to resume playing messages.
Note: If you do not resume playing messages within 60 seconds, the TAD
sounds a beep, the total number of messages appears, and the TAD stops playback.
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ERASING MESSAGES
RECORDING A MEMO
To delete a specific message, press DELETE once while the message is playing.
The TAD beeps once and immediately
erases the current message, then plays
the next message.
A memo is a message you can record at
the TAD, without having to call in on the
phone.
Notes:
• The maximum memo length is 60
seconds.
• If the TAD’s memory is full (FL
appears on the display), you must
erase some messages before you
can record a memo (see “Erasing
Messages”).
Follow these steps to record a memo.
To erase all messages, while playback
is stopped, press and hold down DELETE . The TAD sounds a long beep and
00 appears on the display. If you press
and hold down DELETE without playing
all the new messages first, the TAD announces, “New messages.”
Note: The TAD does not erase messages that have not been played.
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1. Press and hold down MEMO. The
TAD beeps. Speak into the microphone in a normal voice (while still
holding down MEMO). The display
shows how much time is left for
recording.
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2. Release MEMO when you finish the
memo. The TAD beeps once, and
the message number indicator
increases by one.
The memo is recorded along with the incoming messages. To hear the memo,
simply play back your messages.
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REMOTE OPERATION
You can operate the TAD from almost
any touch-tone phone, or from a rotary
phone using a pocket tone-dialer (available at your local Radio Shack store).
The TAD’s remote operation security
code is preset to 743. You can operate
your TAD remotely with this code; however, we recommend that you set your
own code.
Notes:
• When the memory is full, the TAD
answers the call after two rings and
announces, “Memory is full.”
• To bypass the outgoing message
and begin recording a message
immediately when you call the TAD
from a remote phone, you can
press ] on touch tone phones (or a
pocket tone dialer if you use a
rotary phone) when the announcement begins. The TAD skips the
rest of the announcement, beeps
once, and begins recording.
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CHANGING THE REMOTE
OPERATION SECURITY
CODE
Notes:
• Be sure to set each digit within 8
seconds. Otherwise, you must start
over from Step 1.
• Do not use three identical digits
(such as 999) for the security code.
Numbers like this are too easy for
others to guess!
• If the AC power fails or if the
backup battery becomes weak, the
remote operation security code
automatically resets to 743.
1. Press and hold CODE for about 2
seconds. The TAD beeps and the
first digit of the preset code flashes.
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2. Press SKIP or REPEAT to set the
first digit, then press STOP. The second digit flashes.
• If the TAD is set to answer-on, it
answers after about two or four
rings.
2. Enter the remote operation security
code within 8 seconds. The TAD
beeps.
3. Press SKIP or REPEAT to set the
second digit, then press STOP. The
third digit flashes.
4. Press SKIP or REPEAT to set the
third digit, then press STOP. The
TAD beeps once.
REMOTE ANSWER-ON
Note: You must record an outgoing
message before you can remotely set
the TAD to answer calls.
Follow these steps to remotely set the
TAD to answer calls.
1. Dial your phone number.
3. Press #. The TAD beeps and
announces, “Answer on.” If you do
not enter each digit of the security
code within 8 seconds, the TAD will
disconnect.
4. You can hang up at this point and
have the TAD set to answer calls. If
you want, you can now enter other
remote command(s) (see “Using
Remote Commands”).
Tollsaver
If there are new messages, the TAD answers after about two rings. Otherwise,
the TAD answers after four rings. This
lets you avoid unnecessary charges
when calling by long-distance to check
your messages. If you hear more than
two rings, the TAD has no new messages. Hang up so you will not be charged
for the call.
• If the TAD is set to answer-off, it
answers the call after 60 seconds
and announces, “Answer off.”
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USING REMOTE COMMANDS
To use remote commands, you must enter the remote operation security code within
8 seconds after the TAD answers the call. After the TAD beeps once to verify you
entered the code correctly, you can enter the number(s) for the function(s) you want
the TAD to perform.
Press
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Command
Function
0
Stop
Stops message play, message recording, and room
monitoring.
1
Play OGM
If an OGM is recorded, the TAD says, “Play
announcement” and plays the outgoing message.
After the message plays, the TAD beeps once.
If no OGM is recorded, the TAD beeps, then
announces, “No announcement.”
2
Change OGM
Records a new outgoing message. When the TAD
beeps and announces, “Record announcement,”
begin your new outgoing message. When you finish, press 0. The TAD beeps.
3
Room Monitor
Monitors the room where the TAD is located. The
TAD announces, “Room Monitor.” After 30 seconds, the TAD beeps and monitoring stops. To stop
monitoring the room sooner, press 0.
4
Play All Messages (To
see what commands
you can use at this
point, see the table on
Page 19.)
Plays all the recorded messages.
If messages are recorded, the TAD beeps, then
announces the number of new messages before
playing them.
If no message is recorded, the TAD beeps and
says, “No message.”
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Press
Command
Function
5
Play New Messages (To
see what commands
you can use at this
point, see the table on
Page 19.)
Plays only new messages that have not already
been played. If new messages are recorded, the
TAD beeps, then announces the number of new
messages before playing them.
If there are no new messages, the TAD beeps and
says, “No new message.”
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Erase All Messages
If some messages (but no new messages) are
recorded, the TAD sounds a long beep and erases
all messages.
If new messages are recorded, the TAD
announces, “New messages” but does not erase all
messages.
If no messages are recorded, the TAD beeps and
announces, “No Message.”
#
Answer On/Off
Sets the TAD to answer or not answer calls. The
TAD beeps and announces, “Answer on” or
“Answer off.”
Note: The TAD sounds a 3-tone beep if you press the wrong button.
After you press 4 (to play all messages) or 5 (to play new messages), enter the following commands you want the TAD to perform.
Press
Command
Function
6
Delete
Deletes the current message.
7
Replay Previous
Replays the previous message.
8
Replay
Replays the current message.
9
Skip
Skips forward to the next message.
0
Stop
Stops message play.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
If you experience problems with your TAD, try the suggestions in this section. If you
still have problems, contact your local Radio Shack store for assistance.
The incoming message is incomplete.
• Be sure the memory is not full.
• The caller’s message was longer than 60 seconds.
• The caller recorded over 8 seconds of silence.
The incoming message is unclear.
• Be sure VOLUME is turned up.
The TAD does not answer after two or four rings.
• Be sure the TAD is set to answer calls.
Lo flashes on the display
• The backup battery is weak. Replace the battery (see “Installing the Backup
Battery”).
You cannot record an incoming message.
• Be sure the TAD is set to answer calls.
The TAD does not respond to the remote operation security code.
• Make sure the phone you used to dial the TAD is a touch-tone phone.
• Re-enter your security code, pressing each button for 2 seconds.
• Make sure the remote operation security code you entered is correct.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Your Radio Shack TAD-1003 Fully Digital TAD with Voice Stamp is an example of
superior design and craftsmanship. The following suggestions will help you care for
the TAD so you can enjoy it for years.
Keep the TAD dry. If it gets wet, wipe it dry immediately. Liquids might
contain minerals that can corrode the electronic circuits.
Handle the TAD gently and carefully. Dropping i0t can damage circuit
boards and cases and can cause the TAD to work improperly.
Use and store the TAD only in normal temperature environments.
Temperature extremes can shorten the life of electronic devices and
distort or melt plastic parts.
Keep the TAD away from dust and dirt, which can cause premature
wear of parts.
CLEANER
Wipe the TAD with a damp cloth occasionally to keep it looking new.
Do not use harsh chemicals, cleaning solvents, or strong detergents
to clean the TAD.
Modifying or tampering with the TAD’s internal components can cause a malfunction
and might invalidate your TAD’s warranty. If your TAD-1003 Fully Digital TAD with
Voice Stamp is not performing as it should, take it to your local Radio Shack store for
assistance.
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THE FCC WANTS YOU TO
KNOW
To eliminate interference, you can try
one or more of the following corrective
measures:
In the unlikely event that your TAD causes problems on the telephone line, the
telephone company attempts to notify
you in advance. If advance notice is not
practical, the telephone company notifies you as soon as possible and advises
you of your right to file a complaint with
the FCC.
• Reorient or relocate the receiving
radio or TV antenna.
Also, the telephone company can make
changes to its lines, equipment, operations, or procedures that could affect the
operation of this TAD. The telephone
company notifies you of these changes
in advance so you can take the necessary steps to prevent interruption of your
telephone services.
Consult your local Radio Shack store if
the problem still exists.
Your TAD complies with the limits for a
Class B digital device as specified in
Part 15 of FCC Rules. These limits provide reasonable protection against radio
and TV interference in a residential area.
However, your TAD might cause TV or
radio interference even when it is operating properly.
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• Increase the distance between the
TAD and the radio or TV.
• Use outlets on different electrical
circuits for the TAD and the radio or
TV.
LIGHTNING
Your TAD has built-in protection circuits
to reduce the risk of damage from surges in telephone and power line current.
These protection circuits meet or exceed the FCC requirements. However,
lightning striking the telephone or power
lines can damage your TAD.
Lightning damage is not common. Nevertheless, if you live in an area that has
severe electrical storms, we suggest
that you unplug the TAD during storms
to reduce the possibility of damage.
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NOTES
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RADIO SHACK LIMITED WARRANTY
This telephone product is warranted against manufacturing defects in material and
workmanship for one (1) year from the date of purchase from Radio Shack company
owned stores and authorized Radio Shack franchisees and dealers. Within this period
bring your Radio Shack sales slip as proof-of-purchase date to any Radio Shack
store.
This warranty does not cover damage or failure caused by or attributable to Acts of
God, abuse, misuse, improper or abnormal usage, faulty installation, improper maintenance, lightning or other incidence of excess voltage, or any repairs other than those
provided by a Radio Shack Authorized Service Facility, or transportation costs. Radio
Shack is not responsible or liable for indirect, special, or consequential damages
arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of the product or
other damages with respect to loss of property, loss of revenue or profit, or costs
of removal, installation or reinstallation.
EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN, RADIO SHACK MAKES NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE DURATION OF THE WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTIES CONTAINED HEREIN. Some states
do not allow the limitation or exclusion of incidental or consequential damages and
some states do not allow limitation or exclusion of implied warranties; therefore, the
aforesaid limitation(s) or exclusion(s) may not apply to the purchaser. There will be
charges rendered for repairs to the product made after the expiration of the aforesaid
one (1) year warranty period.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from
state to state.
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