AC International ACPROSG Styling Iron User Manual

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N O . A C 8 P R O S
I N S T R U C T I O N S
A N D
&
A C P R O S G
W A R R A N T Y
PROFESSIONAL
STRAIGHTENER
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IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
When using electrical appliances, especially when children are
present, basic safety precautions should always be followed, including
the following:
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING
KEEP AWAY FROM WATER
DANGER: As with most electrical appliances, electrical parts are
electrically live even when the switch is off.
To reduce the risk of death by electrical shock:
1. Always "unplug it " immediately after using.
2. Do not use while bathing, in damp rooms, or over a hand basin or
vessel filled with water.
3. Do not place or store appliance where it can fall or be pulled into
tub or sink.
4. Do not place in or drop into water or other liquid.
5. If an appliance falls into water, "unplug it " immediately. Do not
reach into the water.
6. Never use the appliance with wet hands. Never immerse appliance
in water. Never hold this appliance under running water or allow it
to become wet (as in splashing).
WARNING: To reduce the risk of burns, electrocution, fire, or injury
to persons:
1. Do not leave appliance unattended while it is operating or is
plugged in.
2. Close supervision is necessary when this appliance is used by, on, or
near children or invalids.
3. Use this appliance only for its intended use as described in this
manual. Do not use attachments not recommended by the
manufacturer.
4. Never operate this appliance if it has a damaged cord or plug, if it
is not working properly, if it has been dropped or damaged in any
manner or dropped into water. Contact Consumer Service for
examination and repair or mechanical adjustment.
5. Keep the cord away from hot or heated surfaces. Do not wrap the
cord around the appliance.
6. Never use while sleeping or while drowsy.
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7. Never drop or insert any object into any opening.
8. Do not use outdoors or operate where aerosol (spray) products are
being used. Do not operate where oxygen is being administered.
9. Place unit on a level surface to use. Do not use on a bed or any
soft surface where unit could tip over easily or be covered up.
10.Unit is hot when in use. To avoid burn hazard, do not touch the hot
plate, they are hot.
11.Do not use an extension cord with this appliance.
12.Do not operate this appliance with a voltage converter.
13.Before plugging in, read the information about dual voltage
contained in the instruction section of this manual.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
THIS PRODUCT IS FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY
THIS STRAIGHTENER IS NOT A TOY
ADDITIONAL IMPORTANT
SAFEGUARDS
1. This Straightener and Straightening Plates are hot when in use. Do
not let eyes or bare skin touch heated surfaces.
2. Keep fingers out of the Pivot Area.
3. Do not over straighten the hair.
4. Do not use on damaged hair.
5. Do not use styling products in the hair prior to straightening.
6. Do not remove Straightening Combs while the Straightener is ON.
7. Do not engage the Travel Lock while using the Straightener.
8. Begin straightening hair 1/2 inch away from the scalp.
NOTE: Use on dry hair only. Do not use this appliance on synthetic
hair wigs.
WARNING: Please keep the cord away from hot metal surfaces.
Polarized Plug
This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than
the other is). To reduce the risk of electric shock, this plug is intended
to fit into a polarized outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit
fully in the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a
qualified electrician. Do not attempt to defeat this safety feature.
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Getting to Know Your
Professional Straightener
ON/OFF Switch
Green
HEAT
Light
Handles
Travel Lock
Pivot Area
Finger
Pad
Red POWER
ON Light
Straightening
Comb
Lower
Straightening
Plate
3
Straightening
Comb
Set of 2
(P/N 50470)
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OPERATING THE
PROFESSIONAL
STRAIGHTENER
When used correctly, the
Professional Straightener will
help you to achieve the latest
fashionable styles. With this
salon-quality tool, you will be
able to style your hair from curly
to sleek and straight in no time!
BEFORE STYLING THE HAIR
IMPORTANT: Before styling,
ensure that the hair is clean, dry
and tangle-free.
We do not recommend using
styling products in the hair prior
to straightening. Some products
are flammable and will cause the
hair to stick to the Straightening
Plates. Build up from products
will coat the Straightening Plates
and prevent the hair from passing
through smoothly. Use styling/
shine products after the hair is
straightened.
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become hot during use. Do not
touch for long periods of time
while styling hair.
DUAL VOLTAGE: This appliance
utilizes a positive temperature
coefficient (PTC) heating element
and operates over a range of
voltages.
Confirm the voltage available at
each location before using the
appliance.
For connection to a 240-volt
supply or above, use an
attachment plug adaptor (not
included) of the proper
configuration for the power
supply receptacle.
ATTENTION: Slide the Travel Lock
to the open position before using.
The Travel Lock is not to be used
while straightening the hair.
1. Plug the Power Cord into a
120V AC outlet. The red
POWER ON Light will
You may notice a metallic
illuminate.
smell the first time using the
2. Press the ON/OFF Switch to the
Straightener, this is normal and
ON position. The green HEAT
will cease with use.
Light will illuminate.
Please make sure hands are clean, 3. It will take approximately 2
minutes for the Straightener to
free of styling products and dry
heat up.
before using the Straightener.
4. Do not force the Straightener
through the hair; Take smaller
sections.
PROFESSIONAL
STRAIGHTENER OPERATION 5. When straightening is
complete, press the ON/OFF
CAUTION: Do not rest
Switch to OFF. Unplug unit.
Straightener on its side.
CAUTION: NEVER leave the
Straightener ON and unattended.
WARNING: Finger Pads may
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REMOVING OR REPLACING
STRAIGHTENING COMBS
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STYLING TIPS
Timing
1. Press the ON/OFF Switch to
OFF. Unplug unit.
2. Before replacing or removing
Combs, allow the Straightener
to cool completely.
1. The Straightener uses a ceramic
PTC heating element for fast
heat-up and constant
temperature. You will need to
test how long it takes to
straighten your hair from the
roots to the ends.
2. First test an inconspicuous
section of your hair. Use
thinner sections for thick,
resistant hair.
3. Begin timing at 5 - 8 seconds
for fine, thin hair. Straighten
for 10 - 15 seconds for thick
or coarse hair. Slide the
Straightener from the root area
sliding to the ends of the hair.
If more time is needed, skip to
a new section of hair until you
find the right time needed.
4. If hair requires a second pass to
straighten, use less time for
the second pass.
3. There are 2 Straightening
Combs included with your hair
Straightener. They may be used
in any position that works best
for you. When inserting both
Combs into either the top or
the bottom of the unit, be sure
the teeth are facing up and the
flat side (non-wavy) is against
the Straightening Plates. Push
down firmly until both Combs
are in place.
4. If small sections are being used
and it is difficult to glide the
Straightener through the hair,
the Straightening Combs may
be removed for ease of use.
Steam
1. If product build up is on the
hair, or a conditioner has been
used, you will notice a slight
amount of steam coming from
the Straightener. This is
normal.
However, if large amounts
of steam are forming,
discontinue straightening.
Press the ON/OFF Switch to
OFF and unplug the unit.
2. Wash your hair with a clarifying
shampoo to remove the buildup. Condition hair with a light
conditioner as necessary, and
dry the hair thoroughly.
3. Proceed in straightening hair.
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Steaming or Singeing?
When the hair is steaming, there
will be a slight product odor and
white steam— this is normal.
When the hair is singeing, there
will be a strong odor and light to
dark "smoke". You can tell the
hair is overly straightened when
the hair frazzles and possibly
discolors.
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4.
Clip Crown Section
on Top of Head
Frazzled Hair
Clip Front
Side Section
Over-straightening can frazzle hair!
The hair will appear smooth, but some
strands will form kinks, unlike the
natural curl of the hair.
This is the first sign of hair damage.
Discontinue straightening
immediately.
WARNING: DO NOT TRY TO
STRAIGHTEN DAMAGED HAIR!
Top Crown Section
Clipped into Place
Back Section
Clipped into Place
Chemically Treated Hair
1. Use CAUTION when straightening chemically treated,
colored, or permed hair.
2. Cut down the time used for
straightening chemically
treated, colored, or permed
hair.
3. Smaller sections are better for
thick or resistant hair.
5-15 seconds from
1/2 inch away from
scalp to the ends.
The straightener is
in constant motion.
STYLING
Take 2 inch wide, 1 inch thick
slices starting in the back, moving
on to sides, finishing with the top.
1. Divide hair into sections before
starting.
2. Know desired straightening
time before straightening hair.
3. Section hair and begin straightening in the back nape area.
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For a Straight Look
Take a 2 inch wide and 1 inch
thick section and place between the open Straightening
Plates (1/2 inch away from
scalp).
5. Squeeze the Handles together
to close the Straightening
Plates and gently slide the
Straightener through the hair
towards the end within the
designated time, roots to ends
(5-15 seconds).
CAUTION: You must keep the
Straightener moving while
straightening to avoid hair
damage.
6. If hair requires a second pass to
straighten, use less time for the
second pass. Do not repeat
straightening for extended
periods of time as hair is
delicate.
7. The hair will be very hot, allow
to cool before touching. Do not
comb or brush through the hair
to allow the hair to "set in".
8. Work your way up, going on to
the sides and finishing with the
top crown area.
9. How fast or slow you move the
Straightener will have an effect
on the end results.
Move the Straightener through the
hair, when you get towards the
ends of the hair pull the
Straightener parallel to the
section you made at the scalp.
For a Rounded Look
Move the Straightener through the
hair, when you get towards the
ends of the hair, position the
Straightener so that it rounds the
hair under.
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USER MAINTENANCE
INSTRUCTIONS
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Storage
NOTE: When not in use,
make sure the Straightener is
unplugged.
This appliance requires little
maintenance. It contains no user
serviceable parts. Do not try to
repair it yourself. Contact a
qualified appliance repair
technician if the product
requires servicing.
1.Press the ON/OFF Switch to the
OFF position. The green HEAT
Light will turn off.
2. Unplug the Power Cord from
the electrical outlet. The red
POWER ON Light will turn off.
Cleaning
3. Allow the appliance to cool
1. The Straightener must be
completely. Once the
completely cooled and
Straightener is cooled, squeeze
unplugged before cleaning.
the Handles together and slide
the Travel Lock to the locked
2. Wipe the Straightener with a
position for compact storage.
damp cloth. Do not use cleaning solutions on Straightener or 4. Store in a cool, dry location.
Straightening Plates.
5. Never wrap the power cord
3. For stubborn product build up
around the Straightener, as this
on Straightening Plates,
will cause the cord to wear
dampen cloth with warm water
prematurely and break.Check
and rub off. Do not use sharpthe power cord for wear and
edged metal tools or abrasive
damage regularly, particularly
cleaning pads as they will
where the cord enters the
scratch the surface of the
appliance and the plug.
Straightening Plates.
CAUTION: If the cord of this
4. Make certain the Straightener is appliance becomes damaged,
completely dry before using.
refer to the Service and Repair
Keep heated surfaces of the
section of the warranty.
Straightener clean and free of
dust, dirt, and styling products.
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REPLACEMENT PARTS
Replacement parts are available, and may be purchased through our
Consumer Relations Department by calling 1-800-934-7455, Mon-Fri.
9am-5pm Central Time, with Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American
Express. Please be ready to give the part number(s) when you call.
Or log into our website to order at: www.eSalton.com
ANDREW COLLINGE Professional Straightener (AC8PROS)
REPLACEMENT PARTS
PART #
DESCRIPTION
50470
Straightening Combs
(Set of 2)
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LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY
Warranty: This Andrew Collinge product is warranted by Salton, Inc. to be free from defects in materials or
workmanship for a period of (2) years from the original purchase date. This product warranty covers only the
original consumer purchaser of the product.
Warranty Coverage: This warranty is void if the product has been damaged by accident in shipment,
unreasonable use, misuse, neglect, improper service, commercial use, repairs by unauthorized personnel,
normal wear and tear, improper assembly, installation or maintenance abuse or other causes not arising out
of defects in materials or workmanship. This warranty is effective only if the product is purchased and
operated in the USA, and does not extend to any units which have been used in violation of written
instructions furnished with the product or to units which have been altered or modified or to damage to
products or parts thereof which have had the serial number removed, altered, defaced or rendered illegible.
Implied Warranties: ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES WHICH THE PURCHASER MAY HAVE ARE LIMITED
IN DURATION TO TWO (2) YEARS FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE. Some states do not allow limitations
on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you.
Warranty Performance: During the above two-year warranty period, a product with a defect will be either
repaired or replaced with a reconditioned comparable model (at our option) when the product is returned to
the Repair Center, or the purchase price refunded. The repaired or replacement product will be in warranty for
the balance of the two-year warranty period and an additional one-month period. No charge will be made for
such repair or replacement.
Service and Repair: Should the appliance malfunction, you should first call toll-free 1 (800) 934-7455
between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm Central Standard Time and ask for CONSUMER SERVICE stating
that you are a consumer with a problem. Please refer to model number AC8PROSorAC8PROSG when you call.
In-Warranty Service (USA): For an appliance covered under the warranty period, no charge is made for
service or postage. Call for return authorization 1 (800) 934-7455.
Out-of Warranty Service: A flat rate charge by model is made for out-of-warranty service. Include
$ 8.00 (U.S.) for return shipping and handling. We will notify you by mail of the amount of the charge for
service and require you to pay in advance for the repair or replacement.
For Products Purchased in the USA, but Used in Canada: You may return the product insured,
packaged with sufficient protection, and postage and insurance prepaid to the USA address listed below.
Please note that all customs duty / brokerage fees, if any, must be paid by you and we will require you to pay
the cost of customs duty / brokerage fees to us in advance of our performing any service.
Risk During Shipment: We cannot assume responsibility for loss or damage during incoming shipment. For
your protection, carefully package the product for shipment and insure it with the carrier. Be sure to enclose
the following items with your appliance: any accessories related to your problem, your full return address and
daytime phone number, a note describing the problem you experienced, a copy of your sales receipt or other
proof of purchase to determine warranty status. C.O.D. shipments cannot be accepted.
To return the appliance, ship to:
ATTN: Repair Center
Salton, Inc.
708 South Missouri Street
Macon, MO 63552
To contact us, please write to, call, or email:
Salton, Inc.
P.O. Box 1637
Columbia, MO 65205-7366
1 (800) 934-7455
E-mail: Salton@Saltonusa.com
Limitation of Remedies: No representative or person is authorized to assume for Salton, Inc. any other
liability in connection with the sale of our products. There shall be no claims for defects or failure of
performance or product failure under any theory of tort, contract or commercial law including, but not limited to
negligence, gross negligence, strict liability, breach of warranty and breach of contract. Repair, replacement or
refund shall be the sole remedy of the purchaser under this warranty, and in no event shall Salton be
liable for any incidental or consequential damages, losses or expenses. Some states do not allow
the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may
not apply to you.
Legal Rights: This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary
from state to state.
For more information on Salton products: visit our website: www.eSalton.com
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