COMMON TABLET Health and Safety and Warranty Guide

C O M M O N
T A B L E T
Health and Safety and Warranty Guide
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Table of Contents
Section 1: Health and Safety
Information ....................................... 2
Exposure to Radio Frequency (RF)
Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
FCC Part 15 Information to User . . . . . 13
Smart Practices While Driving . . . . . . . 14
Battery Use and Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Samsung Mobile Products and
Recycling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
UL Certified Travel Charger . . . . . . . . . 22
Display / Touch-Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
GPS-AGPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Care and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
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Responsible Listening . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Operating Environment . . . . . . . . . . . .
Restricting Children's Access to
Your Mobile Device . . . . . . . . . . . . .
FCC Notice and Cautions . . . . . . . . . . .
Other Important Safety Information . . .
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Section 2: Warranty Information ... 42
Standard Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . 42
Index ................................................ 52
Section 1: Health and Safety Information
This section outlines the safety precautions associated with using your tablet. The terms “tablet”,
“device”, or “mobile device” are used in this section to refer to your device. Read this information
before using your mobile device.
Exposure to Radio Frequency (RF) Signals
Although your device is not a cell phone, it can operate on the same network as cell phones and can
use the same Radio Frequency (RF) signals to communicate with the network as a cell phone.
Therefore, although the following information refers specifically to RF exposure from wireless phones,
it may apply similarly to your device when it is being used on a cell phone network.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published information for consumers relating to
Radio Frequency (RF) exposure from wireless phones. The FDA publication includes the following
information:
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Do cell phones pose a health hazard?
Many people are concerned that cell phone radiation will cause cancer or other serious health
hazards. The weight of scientific evidence has not linked cell phones with any health problems.
Cell phones emit low levels of Radio Frequency (RF) energy. Over the past 15 years, scientists have
conducted hundreds of studies looking at the biological effects of the radio frequency energy emitted
by cell phones. While some researchers have reported biological changes associated with RF energy,
these studies have failed to be replicated. The majority of studies published have failed to show an
association between exposure to radio frequency from a cell phone and health problems.
The low levels of RF cell phones emit while in use are in the microwave frequency range. They also
emit RF at substantially reduced time intervals when in the stand-by mode. 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.
The biological effects of radio frequency energy should not be confused with the effects from other
types of electromagnetic energy.
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Very high levels of electromagnetic energy, such as is found in X-rays and gamma rays, can ionize
biological tissues. Ionization is a process where electrons are stripped away from their normal
locations in atoms and molecules. It can permanently damage biological tissues including DNA, the
genetic material.
The energy levels associated with radio frequency energy, including both radio waves and
microwaves, are not great enough to cause ionization of atoms and molecules. Therefore, RF energy is
a type of non-ionizing radiation. Other types of non-ionizing radiation include visible light, infrared
radiation (heat), and other forms of electromagnetic radiation with relatively low frequencies.
While RF energy does not ionize particles, large amounts can increase body temperatures and cause
tissue damage. Two areas of the body, the eyes and the testes, are particularly vulnerable to RF
heating because there is relatively little blood flow in them to carry away excess heat.
Research Results to Date: Is there a connection between RF and certain health problems?
The results of most studies conducted to date say no. In addition, attempts to replicate and confirm
the few studies that have shown a connection have failed.
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The scientific community at large therefore believes that the weight of scientific evidence does not
show an association between exposure to Radio Frequency (RF) from cell phones and adverse health
outcomes. Still the scientific community has supported additional research to address gaps in
knowledge. Some of these studies are described below.
Interphone Study
Interphone is a large international study designed to determine whether cell phones increase the risk
of head and neck cancer. A report published in the International Journal of Epidemiology (June, 2010)
compared cell phone usage for more than 5,000 people with brain tumors (glioma and meningioma)
and a similar number of healthy controls.
Results of this study did NOT show that cell phones caused brain cancer. In this study, most people
had no increased risk of brain cancer from using cell phones. For people with the heaviest use of cell
phones (an average of more than ½ hour per day, every day, for over 10 years) the study suggested a
slight increase in brain cancer. However, the authors determined that biases and errors prevented any
conclusions being drawn from this data. Additional information about Interphone can be found at:
www.iarc.fr/en/media-centre/pr/2010/pdfs/pr200_E.pdf.
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Interphone is the largest cell phone study to date, but it did not answer all questions about cell phone
safety. Additional research is being conducted around the world, and the FDA continues to monitor
developments in this field.
International Cohort Study on Mobile Phone Users (COSMOS)
The COSMOS study aims to conduct long-term health monitoring of a large group of people to
determine if there are any health issues linked to long-term exposure to radio frequency energy from
cell phone use. The COSMOS study will follow approximately 300,000 adult cell phone users in Europe
for 20 to 30 years. Additional information about the COSMOS study can be found at:
www.ukcosmos.org/index.html.
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Risk of Brain Cancer from Exposure to Radio Frequency Fields in Childhood and
Adolescence (MOBI-KIDS)
MOBI-KIDS is an international study investigating the relationship between exposure to radio
frequency energy from communication technologies including cell phones and brain cancer in young
people. This is an international multi-center study involving 14 European and non-European countries.
Additional information about MOBI-KIDS can be found at:
www.creal.cat/programes-recerca/en_projectes-creal/view.php?ID=39.
Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program of the National Cancer
Institute
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) actively follows cancer statistics in the United States to detect any
change in rates of new cases for brain cancer. If cell phones play a role in risk for brain cancer, rates
should go up, because heavy cell phone use has been common for quite some time in the U.S.
Between 1987 and 2005, the overall age-adjusted incidence of brain cancer did not increase.
Additional information about SEER can be found at:
http://seer.cancer.gov/.
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Cell Phone Industry Actions
Although the existing scientific data do not justify FDA regulatory actions, the FDA has urged the cell
phone industry to take a number of steps, including the following:
• Support-needed research on possible biological effects of RF for the type of signal emitted by cell phones;
• Design cell phones in a way that minimizes any RF exposure to the user; and
• Cooperate in providing users of cell phones with the current information on cell phone use and human health
concerns.
The FDA also is working with voluntary standard-setting bodies such as the Institute of Electrical and
Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection
(ICNIRP), and others to assure that safety standards continue to adequately protect the public.
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Reducing Exposure: Hands-Free Kits and Other Accessories
Steps to Reduce Exposure to Radio Frequency Energy
If there is a risk from being exposed to radio frequency energy (RF) from cell phones - and at this point
we do not know that there is - it is probably very small. But, if you are concerned about avoiding even
potential risks, you can take a few simple steps to minimize your RF exposure.
• Reduce the amount of time spent using your cell phone;
• Use speaker mode or a headset to place more distance between your head and the cell phone.
Hands-Free Kits
Hands-free kits may include audio or Bluetooth® headsets and various types of body-worn
accessories such as belt-clips and holsters. Combinations of these can be used to reduce RF energy
absorption from cell phones.
Headsets can substantially reduce exposure because the phone is held away from the head in the
user's hand or in approved body-worn accessories. Cell phones marketed in the U.S. are required to
meet RF exposure compliance requirements when used against the head and against the body.
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Because there are no known risks from exposure to RF emissions from cell phones, there is no reason
to believe that hands-free kits reduce risks. Hands-free kits can be used for convenience and comfort.
They are also required by law in many states if you want to use your phone while driving.
Cell Phone Accessories that Claim to Shield the Head from RF Radiation
Because there are no known risks from exposure to RF emissions from cell phones, there is no reason
to believe that accessories which claim to shield the head from those emissions reduce risks. Some
products that claim to shield the user from RF absorption use special phone cases, while others
involve nothing more than a metallic accessory attached to the phone. Studies have shown that these
products generally do not work as advertised. Unlike “hands-free” kits, these so-called “shields” may
interfere with proper operation of the phone. The phone may be forced to boost its power to
compensate, leading to an increase in RF absorption.
Children and Cell Phones
The scientific evidence does not show a danger to any users of cell phones from RF exposure,
including children and teenagers. The steps adults can take to reduce RF exposure apply to children
and teenagers as well.
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• Reduce the amount of time spent on the cell phone;
• Use speaker mode or a headset to place more distance between the head and the cell phone.
Some groups sponsored by other national governments have advised that children be discouraged
from using cell phones at all. For example, The Stewart Report from the United Kingdom made such a
recommendation in December 2000. In this report, a group of independent experts noted that no
evidence exists that using a cell phone causes brain tumors or other ill effects. Their recommendation
to limit cell phone use by children was strictly precautionary; it was not based on scientific evidence
that any health hazard exists.
Additional information on the safety of RF exposures from various sources can be obtained from the
following organizations (updated 12/31/2014):
• FCC RF Safety Program:
www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/radio-frequency-safety
• Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):
www.epa.gov/radtown/wireless-tech.html
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• Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):
www.osha.gov/SLTC/radiofrequencyradiation/
(Note: This web address is case sensitive.)
• National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH):
www.cdc.gov/niosh/
• World Health Organization (WHO):
www.who.int/peh-emf/en/
• International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection:
www.icnirp.de
• Health Protection Agency:
www.hpa.org.uk/Topics/Radiation/
• US Food and Drug Administration:
www.fda.gov/Radiation-EmittingProducts/RadiationEmittingProductsandProcedures/
HomeBusinessandEntertainment/CellPhones/default.htm
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FCC Part 15 Information to User
Pursuant to part 15.21 of the FCC Rules, you are cautioned that changes or modifications not
expressly approved by Samsung could void your authority to operate the device.
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may
cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference
will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
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• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Smart Practices While Driving
On the Road - Off the Device
The primary responsibility of every driver is the safe operation of his or her vehicle.
Responsible drivers understand that no secondary task should be performed while driving whether it
be eating, drinking, talking to passengers, or using a mobile device - unless the driver has assessed
the driving conditions and is confident that the secondary task will not interfere with their primary
responsibility. Do not engage in any activity while driving a moving vehicle which may cause you to take
your eyes off the road or become so absorbed in the activity that your ability to concentrate on the act of
driving becomes impaired. Samsung is committed to promoting responsible driving and giving drivers
the tools they need to understand and address distractions.
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Check the laws and regulations on the use of mobile devices and their accessories in the areas where you
drive. Always obey them. The use of these devices may be prohibited or restricted in certain areas. For
example, only hands-free use may be permitted in certain areas.
Before using your device to chat with friends, consider your circumstances. Let the chat wait when
driving conditions require. Remember, driving comes first, nothing else!
If you consider a chat necessary and appropriate, follow these tips:
• Use a hands-free device;
• Secure your mobile device within easy reach;
• Chat when you are not moving;
• Plan chats when your car will be stationary;
• Do not engage in stressful or emotional conversations;
• Let the person with whom you are speaking know that you are driving and will suspend the chat if necessary;
• Do not take notes or look up information while driving;
Notice regarding legal restrictions on mounting this device in an automobile:
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Laws in some states may prohibit mounting this device on or near the windshield of an automobile. In
other states, the law may permit mounting this device only in specific locations in the automobile. Be
sure to consult the state and local laws or ordinances where you drive before mounting this device in
an automobile. Failure to comply with these restrictions could result in fines, penalties, or other
damages.
Never mount this device in a manner that will obstruct the driver’s clear view of the street and traffic.
Never use wireless data services such as Web browsing or e-mail while operating a vehicle.
Never watch videos, such as a movie or clip, or play video games while operating a vehicle.
For more information, go to www.ctia.org.
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Battery Use and Safety
The battery in your device is not intended to be replaced by the consumer. If you believe the battery is
damaged or needs to be replaced, take the device to a service center for inspection and replacement.
• Do not let the device or battery come in contact with liquids. Liquids can get into the device’s circuits,
leading to corrosion. Even when the device appears to be dry and appears to operate normally, the circuitry
could slowly corrode and pose a safety hazard. If the device and/or battery get wet, have them checked by your
service provider or contact Samsung, even if they appear to be working properly.
• Do not place your battery in or near a heat source. Excessive heating can damage the device or the battery
and could cause the device or the battery to explode. Do not dry a wet or damp battery with an appliance or
heat source such as a microwave oven, hair dryer, iron, or radiator. Avoid leaving your device in your car in high
temperatures.
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• Caution: Some applications or prolonged usage may increase device temperature. Prolonged skin contact
with a device that is hot to the touch may produce skin discomfort or redness, or low-temperature burns. If the
device feels hot to the touch, discontinue use and close all applications or turn off the device until it cools.
Always ensure that the device has adequate ventilation and air flow. Covering the device with bedding, your
body, thick clothing or any other materials that significantly affect air flow may affect the performance of the
device and poses a possible risk of fire or explosion, which could lead to serious bodily injuries or damage to
property.
• Do not dispose of the device or the battery in a fire. The device or the battery may explode when overheated.
• Avoid dropping the device. Dropping the device, especially on a hard surface, can potentially cause damage to
the device. If you suspect damage to the device or battery, take it to a service center for inspection.
• Never use any charger or battery that is damaged in any way.
Important! Use only Samsung-approved batteries, and recharge your battery only with
Samsung-approved chargers which are specifically designed for your device.
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WARNING!
Use of a non-Samsung-approved battery or charger may present a risk of fire, explosion, leakage, or other
hazard. Samsung's warranty does not cover damage to the device caused by non-Samsung-approved
batteries and/or chargers.
• Do not use incompatible batteries and chargers. Some websites and second-hand dealers not associated
with reputable manufacturers and carriers, might be selling incompatible or even counterfeit batteries and
chargers. Consumers should purchase manufacturer or carrier-recommended products and accessories. If
unsure about whether a replacement battery or charger is compatible, contact the manufacturer of the battery
or charger.
• Misuse or use of incompatible batteries and charging devices could result in damage to the equipment
and a possible risk of fire, explosion, or leakage, leading to serious injuries, damages to your device, or
other serious hazard.
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Samsung Mobile Products and Recycling
Samsung cares for the environment and encourages its customers to recycle Samsung mobile devices
and genuine Samsung accessories.
Proper disposal of your mobile device and its battery is not only important for safety, it benefits the
environment.
Batteries must be recycled or disposed of properly.
Note: Dispose of unwanted electronics through an approved recycler.
We've made it easy for you to recycle your old Samsung mobile device by working with respected
take-back companies in every state in the country.
Drop It Off
You can drop off your Samsung-branded mobile device and batteries for recycling at one of our
numerous Samsung Recycling Direct (SM) locations.
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To find the nearest recycling location, go to:
www.samsung.com/recyclingdirect or call 1-877-278-0799.
Samsung-branded devices and batteries will be accepted at these locations for no fee.
Mail It In
The Samsung Mobile Take-Back Program will provide Samsung customers with a free recycling
mailing label.
For more information about recycling your device, go to:
https://pages.samsung.com/recycling/index.jsp or call 1-800-822-8837 and follow the instructions to
print out a free pre-paid postage label and then send your old mobile device or battery to the
address listed, via U.S. Mail, for recycling.
Consumers may also recycle their used mobile device or batteries at many retail or
carrier-provided locations where mobile devices and batteries are sold. Additional information
regarding specific locations may be found at:
www.epa.gov/epawaste/conserve/materials/ecycling/donate.htm or at www.call2recycle.org/.
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Follow local regulations regarding disposal of mobile devices and batteries
Dispose of your mobile device and batteries in accordance with local regulations. In some areas, the
disposal of these items in household or business trash may be prohibited. Help us protect the
environment - recycle!
Warning! Never dispose of batteries in a fire because they may explode.
UL Certified Travel Charger
The Travel Charger for this mobile device has met applicable UL safety requirements. Please adhere to
the following safety instructions per UL guidelines:
FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS OUTLINED MAY LEAD TO SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY AND
POSSIBLE PROPERTY DAMAGE.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS - SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
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DANGER - TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, CAREFULLY FOLLOW THESE
INSTRUCTIONS.
FOR CONNECTION TO A SUPPLY NOT IN NORTH AMERICA, USE AN ATTACHMENT PLUG
ADAPTOR OF THE PROPER CONFIGURATION FOR THE POWER OUTLET.
THIS POWER UNIT IS INTENDED TO BE CORRECTLY ORIENTED IN A VERTICAL OR
HORIZONTAL OR FLOOR MOUNT POSITION.
Display / Touch-Screen
Please note the following information when using your mobile device:
WARNING REGARDING DISPLAY
The display on your mobile device is made of glass or acrylic and could break if your mobile
device is dropped or if it receives significant impact. Do not use if screen is broken or cracked as
this could cause injury to you.
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WARRANTY DISCLAIMER: PROPER USE OF A TOUCH-SCREEN MOBILE DEVICE
If your mobile device has a touch-screen display, please note that a touch-screen responds best
to a light touch from the pad of your finger or a non-metallic stylus. Using excessive force or a
metallic object when pressing on the touch-screen may damage the tempered glass surface and
void the warranty. For more information, please refer to the “Standard Limited Warranty”.
GPS-AGPS
Your mobile device can use a Global Positioning System (GPS) signal for location-based applications. A
GPS uses satellites controlled by the U.S. Government that are subject to changes implemented in
accordance with the Department of Defense policy and the 2008 Federal Radio navigation Plan (FRP).
Changes may affect the performance of location-based technology on your mobile device.
Certain Samsung mobile devices can also use an Assisted Global Positioning System (AGPS), which
obtains information from the cellular network to improve GPS performance. AGPS uses your wireless
service provider's network and therefore airtime, data charges, and/or additional charges may apply in
accordance with your service plan. Contact your wireless service provider for details.
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Your Location
Location-based information includes information that can be used to determine the approximate
location of a mobile device. Mobile devices which are connected to a wireless network transmit
location-based information. Additionally, if you use applications that require location-based
information (e.g. driving directions), such applications transmit location-based information. The
location-based information may be shared with third-parties, including your wireless service provider,
applications providers, Samsung, and other third-parties providing services.
Emergency Communication
Your mobile device should not be relied upon for essential communications (medical emergencies,
calls to 911, or communications to emergency services). Your mobile device is not designed or
intended to be used for such communications. Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) services which may
be used on your mobile device to make calls do not support 911 calls and are only intended for talking
with friends.
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Navigation
Maps, directions, and other navigation-data, including data relating to your current location, may
contain inaccurate or incomplete data, and circumstances can and do change over time. In some
areas, complete information may not be available. Therefore, you should always visually confirm that
the navigational instructions are consistent with what you see before following them. All users should pay
attention to road conditions, closures, traffic, and all other factors that may impact safe driving or
walking. Always obey posted road signs.
Care and Maintenance
Your mobile device is a product of superior design and craftsmanship and should be treated with care.
The suggestions below will help you fulfill any warranty obligations and allow you to enjoy this product
for many years:
Keep your Samsung Mobile Device away from:
Liquids of any kind
Keep the mobile device dry. Precipitation, humidity, and liquids contain minerals that will corrode
electronic circuits.
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If the mobile device does get wet, do not accelerate drying with the use of an oven, microwave, or
dryer, because this may damage the mobile device and could cause a fire or explosion. Do not use
the mobile device with a wet hand. Doing so may cause an electric shock to you or damage to the
mobile device.
Extreme heat or cold
Avoid temperatures below 0°C / 32°F or above 45°C / 113°F.
Microwaves
Do not try to dry your mobile device in a microwave oven. Doing so may cause a fire or explosion.
Dust and dirt
Do not expose your mobile device to dust, dirt, or sand.
Cleaning solutions
Do not use harsh chemicals, cleaning solvents, or strong detergents to clean the mobile device.
Wipe it with a soft cloth slightly dampened in a mild soap-and-water solution. If the mobile device
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has a retractable camera lens, do not use soap and water to clean the lens. Use a blower or brush
or lens cleaning paper dampened in a lens cleaning solution.
Shock or vibration
Do not drop, knock, or shake the mobile device. Rough handling can break internal circuit boards.
Paint
Do not paint the mobile device. Paint can clog the device’s moving parts or ventilation openings
and prevent proper operation.
Responsible Listening
Caution! Avoid potential hearing loss.
Damage to hearing occurs when a person is exposed to loud sounds over time. The risk of hearing loss
increases as sound is played louder and for longer durations.
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Prolonged exposure to loud sounds (including music) is the most common cause of preventable
hearing loss. Some scientific research suggests that using portable audio devices, such as portable
music players and cell phones, at high volume settings for long durations may lead to permanent
noise-induced hearing loss. This includes the use of headphones (including headsets, earbuds, and
Bluetooth® or other wireless devices).
Exposure to very loud sound has also been associated in some studies with tinnitus (a ringing in the
ear), hypersensitivity to sound, and distorted hearing. Individual susceptibility to noise-induced hearing
loss and potential hearing problem varies. Additionally, the amount of sound produced by a portable
audio device varies depending on the nature of the sound, the device settings, and the headphones
that are used. As a result, there is no single volume setting that is appropriate for everyone or for every
combination of sound, settings, and equipment.
You should follow some common sense recommendations when using any portable audio device:
• Always turn the volume down before plugging the earphones into an audio source.
• Set the volume in a quiet environment and select the lowest volume at which you can hear adequately.
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• Be aware that you can adapt to higher volume settings over time, not realizing that the higher volume may be
harmful to your hearing.
• When using headphones, turn the volume down if you cannot hear the people speaking near you or if the person
sitting next to you can hear what you are listening to.
• Do not turn the volume up to block out noisy surroundings. If you choose to listen to your portable device in a
noisy environment, use noise-cancelling headphones to block out background environmental noise. By blocking
background environment noise, noise cancelling headphones should allow you to hear the music at lower
volumes than when using earbuds.
• Limit the amount of time you listen. As the volume increases, less time is required before you hearing could be
affected.
• Avoid using headphones after exposure to extremely loud noises, such as rock concerts, that might cause
temporary hearing loss. Temporary hearing loss might cause unsafe volumes to sound normal.
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• Do not listen at any volume that causes you discomfort. If you experience ringing in your ears, hear muffled
speech, or experience any temporary hearing difficulty after listening to your portable audio device, discontinue
use and consult your doctor.
You can obtain additional information on this subject from the following sources:
American Academy of Audiology
11480 Commerce Park Drive, Suite 220
Reston, VA 20190
Voice: (800) 222-2336 or 703-790-8466
Email: infoaud@audiology.org
Internet:
www.audiology.org/Pages/default.aspx
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National Institute on Deafness and Other
Communication Disorders
National Institutes of Health
31 Center Drive, MSC 2320
Bethesda, MD 20892-2320
Email: nidcdinfo@nidcd.nih.gov
Internet:
www.nidcd.nih.gov/
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National Institute for Occupational Safety
and Health (NIOSH)
395 E Street, S.W., Suite 9200
Patriots Plaza Building
Washington, DC 20201
1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)
Outside the U.S. 513-533-8328
TTY: (888) 232-6348
Email: cdcinfo@cdc.gov
Internet:
www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/noise/
default.html
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Operating Environment
Remember to follow any special regulations in force in any area, and always switch your mobile
device off whenever it is forbidden to use it, or when it may cause interference or danger. When
connecting the mobile device or any accessory to another device, read its user's guide for detailed
safety instructions. Do not connect incompatible products.
Using Your Mobile Device Near Other Electronic Devices
Most modern electronic equipment is shielded from Radio Frequency (RF) signals. However, certain
electronic equipment may not be shielded against the RF signals from your wireless mobile device.
Consult the manufacturer to discuss alternatives.
Implantable Medical Devices
A minimum separation of six (6) inches should be maintained between a handheld wireless mobile
device and an implantable medical device, such as a pacemaker or implantable cardioverter
defibrillator, to avoid potential interference with the device.
Persons who have such devices:
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• Should ALWAYS keep the mobile device more than six (6) inches from their implantable medical device when
the mobile device is turned ON;
• Should not carry the mobile device in a breast pocket;
• Should use the ear opposite the implantable medical device to minimize the potential for interference;
• Should turn the mobile device OFF immediately if there is any reason to suspect that interference is taking
place;
• Should read and follow the directions from the manufacturer of your implantable medical device. If you have
any questions about using your wireless mobile device with an implantable medical device, consult your health
care provider.
For more information see:
www.fcc.gov/oet/rfsafety/rf-faqs.html#.
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Other Medical Devices
If you use any other personal medical devices, 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 information. Switch your mobile device off in health care facilities when any regulations posted in
these areas instruct you to do so. Hospitals or health care facilities may be using equipment that could
be sensitive to external RF energy.
Vehicles
RF signals may affect improperly installed or inadequately shielded electronic systems in motor
vehicles. Check with the manufacturer or its representative regarding your vehicle before using your
mobile device in a motor vehicle. You should also consult the manufacturer of any equipment that has
been added to your vehicle.
Posted Facilities
Switch your mobile device off in any facility where posted notices require you to do so.
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Potentially Explosive Environments
Switch your mobile device 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. Users are advised to switch the mobile device off while at a refueling point (service
station).
Users are reminded of the need to observe restrictions on the use of radio equipment in fuel depots
(fuel storage and distribution areas), chemical plants, or where blasting operations are in progress.
Areas with a potentially explosive atmosphere are often, but not always, clearly marked. They include
below deck on boats, 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 normally be advised to turn off your vehicle
engine. Vehicles using liquefied petroleum gas (such as propane or butane) must comply with the
National Fire Protection Standard (NFPA-58). For a copy of this standard, contact the National Fire
Protection Association.
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When your Device is Wet
Do not turn on your device if it is wet. If your device is already on, turn it off and remove the battery
immediately, if applicable (if the device will not turn off or you cannot remove the battery, leave it
as-is). Then, dry the device with a towel and take it to a service center.
Restricting Children's Access to Your Mobile Device
Your mobile device is not a toy. Do not allow children to play with it because they could hurt
themselves and others, damage the mobile device, or make calls that increase your mobile device bill.
Keep the mobile device and all its parts and accessories out of the reach of small children.
FCC Notice and Cautions
FCC Notice
The mobile device may cause TV or radio interference if used in close proximity to receiving
equipment. The FCC can require you to stop using the mobile device if such interference cannot be
eliminated.
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Cautions
Any changes or modifications to your mobile device not expressly approved by Samsung could void
your warranty for this equipment and void your authority to operate this equipment. Only use approved
batteries, antennas, and chargers.
The use of any unauthorized accessories may be dangerous and void the mobile device warranty if
said accessories cause damage or a defect to the mobile device. Although your mobile device is quite
sturdy, it is a complex piece of equipment and can be broken. Avoid dropping, hitting, bending, or
sitting on it.
Other Important Safety Information
• Only qualified personnel should service the mobile device. Faulty service may be dangerous and may invalidate
any warranty applicable to the device.
• Ensure that any mobile devices or related equipment used in your vehicle are securely mounted.
• Check regularly that all wireless mobile device equipment in your vehicle is mounted and operating properly.
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• When using a headset in dry environments, static electricity can build up in the headset and cause a small quick
static electrical shock. To minimize the risk of electrostatic discharge from the headset avoid using the headset
in extremely dry environments or touch a grounded unpainted metal object to discharge static electricity before
inserting the headset.
• Do not store or carry flammable liquids, gases, or explosive materials in the same compartment as the mobile
device, its parts, or accessories.
• For vehicles equipped with an air bag, remember that an air bag inflates with great force. Do not place objects,
including installed or portable wireless equipment near or in the area over the air bag or in the air bag
deployment area. If wireless equipment is improperly installed and the air bag inflates, serious injury could
result.
• Switch your mobile device off before boarding an aircraft. The use of wireless mobile devices in aircraft may be
illegal and may be dangerous to the aircraft's operation. Check with appropriate authorities before using any
function of a mobile device while on an aircraft.
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• Failure to observe these instructions may lead to the suspension or denial of network services to the offender, or
legal action, or both.
• While using your device, leave some lights on in the room and do not hold the screen too close to your eyes.
• Seizures or blackouts can occur when you are exposed to flashing lights while watching videos or playing
games for extended periods. If you feel any discomfort, stop using the device immediately.
• Reduce risk of repetitive motion injuries. When you repetitively perform actions, such as pressing keys, drawing
characters on a touch screen with your fingers, or playing games, you may experience occasional discomfort in
your hands, neck, shoulders, or other parts of your body. When using your device for extended periods, hold the
device with a relaxed grip, press the keys lightly, and take frequent breaks. If you continue to have discomfort
during or after such use, stop use and see a physician.
• If your device has a camera flash or light, do not use the flash or light close to the eyes of people or pets.
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Section 2: Warranty Information
Standard Limited Warranty
What is covered and for how long?
The warranty period commences upon the date of purchase by the first consumer purchaser and
continuing for the following specified period of time after that date:
Tablet
1 Year
Battery(ies)* (Including 1 Year
Internal Batteries)
Other Accessories*
1 Year
*If applicable.
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What is not covered?
This Limited Warranty is conditioned upon proper use of Product by Purchaser.
This Limited Warranty does not cover: (a) defects or damage resulting from accident, misuse,
abnormal use, abnormal conditions, improper storage, exposure to liquid, moisture, dampness, sand
or dirt, neglect, or unusual physical, electrical or electromechanical stress; (b) scratches, dents and
cosmetic damage, unless caused by SAMSUNG; (c) defects or damage resulting from excessive force
or use of a metallic object when pressing on a touch screen; (d) equipment that has the serial number
or the enhancement data code removed, defaced, damaged, altered or made illegible; (e) ordinary
wear and tear; (f) defects or damage resulting from the use of Product in conjunction or connection
with accessories, products, or ancillary/peripheral equipment not furnished or approved by SAMSUNG;
(g) defects or damage resulting from improper testing, operation, maintenance, installation, service, or
adjustment not furnished or approved by SAMSUNG, including but not limited to installation of
unauthorized software and unauthorized root access, both of which shall void this limited warranty;
(h) defects or damage resulting from external causes such as collision with an object, fire, flooding,
dirt, windstorm, lightning, earthquake, exposure to weather conditions, theft, blown fuse, or improper
use of any electrical source; (i) defects or damage resulting from cellular signal reception or
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transmission, or viruses or other software problems introduced into the Product; or (j) Product used or
purchased outside the United States. This Limited Warranty covers batteries only if battery capacity
falls below 80% of rated capacity or the battery leaks, and this Limited Warranty does not cover any
battery if (i) the battery has been charged by a battery charger not specified or approved by SAMSUNG
for charging the battery; (ii) any of the seals on the battery are broken or show evidence of tampering;
or (iii) the battery has been used in equipment other than the SAMSUNG Tablet for which it is specified.
What are SAMSUNG's obligations?
During the applicable warranty period, provided the Product is returned in accordance with the terms
of this Limited Warranty, SAMSUNG will repair or replace the Product, without charge to Purchaser, or
at SAMSUNG's sole option, refund the purchase price.
SAMSUNG may, at SAMSUNG's sole option, use rebuilt, reconditioned, or new parts or components
when repairing any Product, or may replace Product with a rebuilt, reconditioned or new Product.
Repaired/replaced cases will be warranted for a period of ninety (90) days. All other repaired/replaced
Products will be warranted for a period equal to the remainder of the original Limited Warranty on the
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original Product or for ninety (90) days, whichever is longer. All replaced Products, parts, components,
boards and equipment shall become the property of SAMSUNG. This Limited Warranty is extended to
the Purchaser and is not transferable or assignable to any other person or entity.
What must you do to obtain warranty service?
To obtain service under this Limited Warranty, Purchaser must return the Product to an authorized
Tablet service facility in an adequate container for shipping, accompanied by the sales receipt or
comparable proof of sale showing the original date of purchase by the first consumer purchaser, the
serial number of the Product and the seller's name and address.
To obtain assistance on where to deliver the Product, please call SAMSUNG Customer Care at
1-800-SAMSUNG. If SAMSUNG determines that any Product is not covered by this Limited Warranty,
Purchaser must pay all parts, shipping, and labor charges for the repair or return of such Product.
Purchaser should keep a separate backup copy of any contents of the Product before delivering the
Product to SAMSUNG for warranty service, as some or all of the contents may be deleted or
reformatted during the course of warranty service.
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What are the limits on SAMSUNG's liability?
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SETS OUT THE FULL EXTENT OF SAMSUNG'S RESPONSIBILITIES, AND THE
EXCLUSIVE REMEDY REGARDING THE PRODUCTS. ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT
LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY.
IN NO EVENT SHALL SAMSUNG BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF THE PURCHASE PRICE OF
THE PRODUCT OR FOR, WITHOUT LIMITATION, COMMERCIAL LOSS OF ANY SORT; LOSS OF USE, TIME,
DATA, REPUTATION, OPPORTUNITY, GOODWILL, PROFITS OR SAVINGS; INCONVENIENCE; INCIDENTAL,
SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES; OR DAMAGES ARISING FROM THE USE OR
INABILITY TO USE THE PRODUCT. SOME STATES AND JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON
HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, OR THE DISCLAIMER OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
SAMSUNG MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR
OTHERWISE, AS TO THE QUALITY, CAPABILITIES, OPERATIONS, PERFORMANCE OR SUITABILITY OF
ANY THIRD-PARTY SOFTWARE OR EQUIPMENT USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE PRODUCT, OR THE
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ABILITY TO INTEGRATE ANY SUCH SOFTWARE OR EQUIPMENT WITH THE PRODUCT, WHETHER SUCH
THIRD-PARTY SOFTWARE OR EQUIPMENT IS INCLUDED WITH THE PRODUCT DISTRIBUTED BY
SAMSUNG OR OTHERWISE. RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE QUALITY, CAPABILITIES, OPERATIONS,
PERFORMANCE AND SUITABILITY OF ANY SUCH THIRD-PARTY SOFTWARE OR EQUIPMENT RESTS
SOLELY WITH THE PURCHASER AND THE DIRECT VENDOR, OWNER OR SUPPLIER OF SUCH
THIRD-PARTY SOFTWARE OR EQUIPMENT.
Nothing in the Product instructions or information shall be construed to create an express warranty of
any kind with respect to the Products. No agent, employee, dealer, representative or reseller is
authorized to modify or extend this Limited Warranty or to make binding representations or claims,
whether in advertising, presentations or otherwise, on behalf of SAMSUNG regarding the Products or
this Limited Warranty.
This Limited Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights that vary
from state to state.
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What is the procedure for resolving disputes?
ALL DISPUTES WITH SAMSUNG ARISING IN ANY WAY FROM THIS LIMITED WARRANTY OR THE SALE,
CONDITION OR PERFORMANCE OF THE PRODUCTS SHALL BE RESOLVED EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH
FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION, AND NOT BY A COURT OR JURY. Any such dispute shall not be
combined or consolidated with a dispute involving any other person's or entity's Product or claim, and
specifically, without limitation of the foregoing, shall not under any circumstances proceed as part of a
class action.
The arbitration shall be conducted before a single arbitrator, whose award may not exceed, in form or
amount, the relief allowed by the applicable law. The arbitration shall be conducted according to the
American Arbitration Association (AAA) Commercial Arbitration Rules applicable to consumer disputes.
This arbitration provision is entered pursuant to the Federal Arbitration Act. The laws of the State of
Texas, without reference to its choice of laws principles, shall govern the interpretation of the Limited
Warranty and all disputes that are subject to this arbitration provision. The arbitrator shall decide all
issues of interpretation and application of this arbitration provision and the Limited Warranty.
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For any arbitration in which your total damage claims, exclusive of attorney fees and expert witness
fees, are $5,000.00 or less (“Small Claim”), the arbitrator may, if you prevail, award your reasonable
attorney fees, expert witness fees and costs as part of any award, but may not grant SAMSUNG its
attorney fees, expert witness fees or costs unless it is determined that the claim was brought in bad
faith. In a Small Claim case, you shall be required to pay no more than half of the total administrative,
facility and arbitrator fees, or $50.00 of such fees, whichever is less, and SAMSUNG shall pay the
remainder of such fees. Administrative, facility and arbitrator fees for arbitrations in which your total
damage claims, exclusive of attorney fees and expert witness fees, exceed $5,000.00 (“Large Claim”)
shall be determined according to AAA rules. In a Large Claim case, the arbitrator may grant to the
prevailing party, or apportion among the parties, reasonable attorney fees, expert witness fees and
costs. Judgment may be entered on the arbitrator’s award in any court of competent jurisdiction.
This arbitration provision also applies to claims against SAMSUNG’s employees, representatives and
affiliates if any such claim arises from the Product’s sale, condition or performance.
You may opt out of this dispute resolution procedure by providing notice to SAMSUNG no later than 30
calendar days from the date of the first consumer purchaser’s purchase of the Product. To opt out, you
must send notice by e-mail to optout@sta.samsung.com, with the subject line: “Arbitration Opt Out.” You
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must include in the opt out e-mail (a) your name and address; (b) the date on which the Product was
purchased; (c) the Product model name or model number; and (d) the IMEI or MEID or Serial Number, as
applicable, if you have it (the IMEI or MEID or Serial Number can be found (i) on the Product box; (ii) on the
Product information screen, which can be found under “Settings;” (iii) on a label on the back of the
Product beneath the battery, if the battery is removable; and (iv) on the outside of the Product if the
battery is not removable). Alternatively, you may opt out by calling 1-888-987-4357 no later than 30
calendar days from the date of the first consumer purchaser’s purchase of the Product and providing the
same information. These are the only two forms of notice that will be effective to opt out of this dispute
resolution procedure. Opting out of this dispute resolution procedure will not affect the coverage of the
Limited Warranty in any way, and you will continue to enjoy the benefits of the Limited Warranty.
Severability
If any portion of this Limited Warranty is held to be illegal or unenforceable, such partial illegality or
unenforceability shall not affect the enforceability of the remainder of the Limited Warranty.
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Precautions for Transfer and Disposal
If data stored on this device is deleted or reformatted using the standard methods, the data only
appears to be removed on a superficial level, and it may be possible for someone to retrieve and reuse
the data by means of special software.
To avoid unintended information leaks and other problems of this sort, it is recommended that the
device be returned to Samsung’s Customer Care Center for an Extended File System (EFS) Clear which
will eliminate all user memory and return all settings to default settings. Please contact the Samsung
Customer Care Center for details.
Important! Please provide warranty information (proof of purchase) to Samsung’s Customer Care Center
in order to provide this service at no charge. If the warranty has expired on the device,
charges may apply.
No reproduction in whole or in part allowed without prior written approval. Specifications and
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Index
B
Battery Use & Safety 17
C
Care and Maintenance 26
Children and Cell Phones 10
D
Display / Touch-Screen 23
Do cell phones pose a health hazard? 3
E
Exposure to Radio Frequency (RF) Signals 2
F
FCC Notice and Cautions 38
G
GPS-AGPS 24
H
Health and Safety Information 2
O
Operating Environment 34
Other Important Safety Information 39
R
Reducing Exposure
Hands-Free Kits and Other Accessories 9
Responsible Listening 28
Restricting Children's Access to Your Mobile
device 38
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S
Samsung Mobile Products and Recycling 20
Smart Practices While Driving 14
Standard Limited Warranty 42
U
UL Certified Travel Charger 22
W
Warranty Information 42
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