User`s guide | Crimestopper Security Products CS-2008PC Automobile Alarm User Manual

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Smoke Alarm
For alarm models:
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Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-12
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-14
Maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-16
Fire Safety. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-20
Warranty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
This unit is suitable as a Single Station and/or Multiple
Station alarm (interconnects with up to 24 devices), and
has a five-year limited warranty.
IMPORTANT: Kidde alarms and accessories CAN ONLY BE
interconnected with other Kidde alarms and accessories as well
as specified brands and models of interconnect compatible
alarms. Connection of Kidde products to a non-specified
manufacturer’s interconnect system, or connection with nonspecified equipment from another manufacturer into an existing
Kidde system could result in nuisance alarming, failure to alarm,
or damage to one or all of the devices in the interconnect system.
Refer to the User’s Guide supplied with each Kidde product for
interconnect compatible models, brands, and devices.
This alarm is interconnect compatible with the following
alarms and accessories:
Smoke alarms:
1235CA, 1275CA, 1276CA, 1285CA, PE120CA, PI2000CA
Relay modules: 120X, SM120X, CO120X
Heat alarm: HD135FCA
Strobe Light: SL177I
Refer to respective manuals for specific application
Models 1235CA and 1275CA are designed to detect
products of combustion using the ionization technique.
They contain 0.9 microcurie of Americium 241, a
radioactive material. Distributed under U.S. NRC License
No. 32-23858-01E. Manufactured in compliance with U.S.
NRC safety criteria in 10 CFR 32.27. The purchaser is
exempt from any regulatory requirements. Do not try to
repair the smoke alarm yourself. Refer to the instructions
in Warranty section for service.
WARNING: Removal of the smoke alarm battery and
disconnecting or loss of AC power will render the smoke alarm
ELECTRICAL RATING: 120 V AC, 60 HZ, 80 mA maximum
per alarm (maximum 80 mA for originating unit with 24
devices interconnected).
130 Esna Park Drive, Markham ON L3R 1E3
Consumer Hotline: 1-800-880-6788
Made in China. Patents Pending
1235CA, 1275CA and PE120CA
Thank you for purchasing this smoke alarm. It is an
important part of your family’s home safety plan. You can
trust this product to provide the highest quality safety
protection. We know you expect nothing less when the
lives of your family are at stake.
Please take a few minutes to thoroughly read this alarm
manual, and save it for future reference. Teach children
how to respond to the alarms, and that they should never
play with the unit.
If you have any questions about the operation or
installation of your alarm, please call our toll free
Consumer Hotline at 1-800-880-6788.
Image 1C will help you determine the correct location of
safety products that will help make your home a safer place.
IMPORTANT: Read all instructions before installation and keep
this manual near the alarm for future reference.
Do not try to repair the smoke alarm yourself. Refer to the
instructions in Warranty section for service.
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Recommended Locations
• Locate the first alarm in the immediate area of the
bedrooms. Try to protect the exit path, as the
bedrooms are usually farthest from the exit. If more
than one sleeping area exists, locate additional alarms in
each sleeping area (Image 1A).
• Locate additional alarms to protect any stairway as
stairways act like chimneys for smoke and heat.
• Locate at least one alarm on every floor level
(Image 1B).
• Locate an alarm in every bedroom.
• Locate an alarm in every room where electrical
appliances are operated (i.e. portable heaters or
• Locate an alarm in every room where someone sleeps
with the door closed. The closed door may prevent the
alarm from waking the sleeper.
• Smoke, heat, and combustion products rise to the
ceiling and spread horizontally. Mounting the smoke
alarm on the ceiling in the center of the room places it
closest to all points in the room. Ceiling mounting is
preferred in ordinary residential construction.
• When mounting an alarm on the ceiling, locate it at a
minimum of 10 cm (4") from the side wall (Image 2A).
• Install smoke alarms on sloped, peaked or cathedral
ceilings at or within 0.9 m (3') of the highest point
(measured horizontally). NFPA Standard 72 states:
“Smoke alarms in rooms with ceiling slopes greater than
0.3 m in 2.4 m (1 foot in 8 feet) horizontally shall be
located on the high side of the room.” NFPA Standard
72 states: “A row of detectors shall be spaced and
located within 0.9 m (3') of the peak of the ceiling
measured horizontally” (Image 2B).
• When mounting the alarm on the wall, use an inside
wall with the top edge of the alarm at a minimum of
10 cm (4") and a maximum of 30.5 cm (12") below the
ceiling (Image 2A).
• Put smoke alarms at both ends of a bedroom hallway
or large room if the hallway or room is more than
9.1 m (30') long.
• For mobile home installation, select locations carefully
to avoid thermal barriers that may form at the ceiling.
For more details, see Mobile Homes.
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Locations to Avoid
• Do not install within 0.9 m (3') of the following: The
door to a kitchen, or a bathroom that contains a tub or
shower, forced air ducts used for heating or cooling,
ceiling or whole house ventilating fans, or other high
air-flow areas.
• Do not place the alarm where drapes or other objects
will block the sensor. Smoke must be able to reach the
sensor to accurately detect conditions.
• Do not install in peaks of vaulted ceilings, “A” frame
ceilings or gabled roofs. (Less than 10 cm (4") from the
peak of an “A” frame type ceiling.)
10 cm (4”)
• Install at least 30.5 cm (12") away from fluorescent
lights as electronic noise may cause nuisance alarms.
• Keep out of insect infested areas. Avoid excessively
dusty, dirty or greasy areas. Dust particles may cause
nuisance alarms or failure to alarm.
• Extreme temperatures may effect the sensitivity of the
alarm. Do not install in areas where the temperature is
colder than 4.4°C (40°F) or hotter than 37.8°C (100°F).
• Do not install in areas where the relative humidity (RH)
is greater than 85%. Very humid areas, with moisture or
steam, can cause nuisance alarms.
• Avoid placing ionization smoke alarms in kitchen areas.
Normal cooking may cause nuisance alarms. If a
kitchen alarm is desired, it should have an alarm silence
feature or be a photoelectric type.
10 cm (4”)
• Do not place in the garage. Particles of combustion are
present when you start your automobile.
• Smoke alarms are not to be used with detector guard s
unless the combination (alarm and guard) has been
evaluated and found suitable for that purpose.
0.9 m (3’)
0.9 m (3’)
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Mobile Homes
• For alarms that are used as single station, DO NOT
wire insulating cap in place to make certain that the red
wire cannot contact any metal parts or the electrical box.
Mobile homes built in the past five to seven years have
been designed to be energy efficient. Install smoke alarms
as recommended in Recommended Locations and Image 2A.
In mobile homes that are not well insulated compared to
present standards, extreme heat or cold can be transferred
from the outside to the inside through poorly insulated
walls and roof. This may create a thermal barrier that can
prevent the smoke from reaching an alarm mounted on
the ceiling. In such units, install the smoke alarm on an
inside wall with the top edge of the alarm at a minimum
of 10 cm (4") and a maximum of 30.5 cm (12") below the
ceiling (Image 2A).
If you are not sure about the insulation in your mobile
home, or if you notice that the outer walls and ceiling are
either hot or cold, install the alarm on an inside wall. For
minimum protection, install at least one alarm close to the
bedrooms. For additional protection, see Image 1A.
WARNING: Test your smoke alarm operation after R.V. or mobile
home vehicle has been in storage, before each trip and at least
once a week during use.
CAUTION: Turn off the main power to the circuit before wiring
the alarm.
• This smoke alarm should be installed on a CSA listed or
recognized junction box. All connections should be
made by a qualified electrician and must conform to
article 760 of the U.S. National Electrical Code, NFPA 72
and/or any other codes having jurisdiction in your area.
• The appropriate power source is 120 Volt AC Single
Phase supplied from a non-switchable circuit which is
not protected by a ground fault interrupter.
• The alarm should not be operated on power derived
from a square wave or modified square wave inverter.
These power sources produce high peak voltages that
will damage the alarm.
• When alarms are interconnected, all interconnected
units must be powered from a single circuit.
• A maximum of 24 Kidde devices may be interconnected
in a multiple station arrangement. The interconnect
system should not exceed the NFPA interconnect limit
of 12 smoke alarms and/or 18 alarms total (smoke, heat,
carbon monoxide, etc.) With 18 alarms interconnected,
it is still possible to interconnect up to a total of 6
remote signaling devices and/or relay modules.
IMPORTANT: Kidde alarms and accessories CAN ONLY BE
interconnected with other Kidde alarms and accessories as well
as specified brands and models of interconnect compatible
alarms. Connection of Kidde products to a non-specified
manufacturer’s interconnect system, or connection with nonspecified equipment from another manufacturer into an existing
Kidde system could result in nuisance alarming, failure to alarm,
or damage to one or all of the devices in the interconnect system.
Refer to the User’s Guide supplied with each Kidde product for
interconnect compatible models, brands, and devices.
• When mixing models which have battery backup with
models without battery backup, be advised that the
models without battery backup will not respond during
an AC power failure.
• For more information about compatible interconnect
units and their functionality in an interconnect system,
visit our web site at:
• The maximum wire run distance between the first and
last unit in an interconnected system is 305 m (1000').
• Image 3 illustrates interconnection wiring. Improper
connection will result in damage to the alarm, failure to
operate, or a shock hazard.
• Make certain alarms are wired to a continuous (nonswitched) power line. NOTE: Use standard CSA listed
household wire (18 gauge or larger as required by local
codes) available at all electrical supply stores and most
hardware stores.
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Battery Backup
CAUTION: This unit is sealed. The cover is not removable!
• Pull the AC Quick-Connect wire harness through the centre
hole in the mounting plate and secure the plate, making
sure that the mounting screws are positioned in the small
ends of the keyholes before tightening (Image 4A).
Models 1275CA and PE120CA with battery backup will
not function without a properly installed battery. They are
equipped with a battery lockout feature which prevents
the battery door from closing if a battery is not installed
correctly. See Maintenance section for additional
information concerning battery installation.
• (For models 1275CA and PE120CA) Press the battery
reminder tab down into the battery compartment while
inserting the battery (Image 4C).
CAUTION: If the battery reminder tab is not held down in the
battery compartment by the battery, the battery door will not
close and the unit will not attach to the mounting plate.
• Plug the AC Quick-Connect wire harness into the back
of the alarm (Image 5), making sure that the locks on
the connector snap into place. Push the excess wire
back into the electrical box through the hole in the
center of the mounting plate.
• To ensure proper operation of models 1275CA and
PE120CA with battery backup, press the Test button
(without the AC power connected). All interconnected,
battery backed-up alarms, should respond.
CAUTION: Due to the loudness (85 decibels) of the alarm, always
stand an arms-length away from the unit when testing.
• Tu rn on the AC power. The green LED power indicator
should be lit when the alarm is operating from AC power.
• For all models: C o n f i rm unit operation by pressing the
Test button again.
The smoke alarm is operating once AC power is applied, a
f resh battery is installed (only for battery backup models
1275CA and PE120CA) and testing is complete. When the
smoke alarm ionization sensor chamber senses products of
combustion, the horn will sound a loud (85db) alarm until
the sensing chamber is cleared of smoke particles.
Alarm Tamper Resist Feature
• Alignment marks are provided on the edge of the
mounting plate and the alarm. After installing the
mounting plate, place the alarm onto the mounting plate,
making sure the alignment marks are lined up. Twist the
alarm in the direction indicated by the “ON” arrow on
the alarm cover (Image 4B) until it locks in place.
• To make the smoke alarm tamper-resistant, a locking
pin has been provided in the bag with the screws and
anchors. Using this pin will deter children and others
from removing the alarm from the mounting plate. To
use the pin, insert it into the hole in the side of the
alarm after the alarm has been installed on the
mounting plate (Image 4D).
NOTE: The tamper-resistant pin will have to be removed in
order to change the battery (models 1275CA and PE120CA).
Use long nose pliers to pull the pin out of the hole. It is now
possible to remove the alarm from the mounting plate.
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Hush® Control Feature
LED Indicators
Model 1275CA only:
This alarm is equipped with red and green LED indicators:
Smoke alarms are designed to minimize nuisance alarms.
Cigarette smoke will not normally set off the alarm, unless
the smoke is blown directly into the alarm. Combustion
particles from cooking may set off the alarm if the alarm is
located close to the cooking area. Large quantities of
combustible particles are generated from spills or when
broiling. Using the fan on a range hood that vents to the
outside (non-recirculating type) will also help remove
these combustible particles from the kitchen. The Hush®
button is extremely useful in a kitchen area or other areas
prone to nuisance alarms.
The Hush® feature has the capability of temporarily
desensitizing the smoke alarm circuit for about 7 minutes.
This feature is to be used only when a known alarm
condition, such as smoke from cooking, activates the
Red LED - Flashing eve ry 30-40 seconds: Indicates that the
smoke alarm is operating properly.
Red LED - Flashing Rapidly: When the smoke alarm senses
particles of combustion and goes into alarm (constant
pulsating sound), the red LED will flash rapidly (one flash
per second). The rapid flashing LED and pulsating alarm
will continue until the air is cleared. When interconnected,
only the red LED’s of the alarms that are sensing smoke or
are being tested will flash rapidly (originating alarms). All
other units in the interconnect system will sound an alarm,
but their red LED’s will NOT flash rapidly.
Green LED - Constantly On: Indicates that the unit is
receiving 120 V AC power.
If the alarm does sound, check for fires first. If a fire is
discovered, get out and call the fire department. If no fire
is present, check to see if one of the reasons listed in
Locations to Avoid may have caused the alarm.
The smoke alarm is desensitized by pushing the Hush®
button on the smoke alarm cover. If the smoke is not too
dense, the alarm will silence immediately and “chirp” every
30-40 seconds for approximately 7 minutes. This indicates
that the alarm is in a temporarily desensitized condition.
The smoke alarm will automatically reset after
approximately 7 minutes. If after this period particles of
combustion are still present, the alarm will sound again.
NOTE: Dense smoke will override the Hush® control feature
and sound a continuous alarm.
CAUTION: Before using the alarm Hush® feature, identify the
source of the smoke and be certain a safe condition exists.
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Battery Replacement
Models 1275CA and PE120CA
CAUTION: Due to the loudness (85 decibels) of the alarm,
always stand an arms length away from the unit when testing.
These alarms have a low/missing battery monitor circuit
which will cause the alarm to “chirp” approximately every
30-40 seconds for a minimum of seven (7) days when the
battery gets low. Replace the battery when this condition
Test by pushing the Test button on the cover and hold it
down for a minimum of 2 seconds. This will sound the
alarm if all the electronic circuitry, horn and battery are
working. If no alarm sounds, check the fuse or circuit
breaker supplying power to the alarm circuit. If the alarm
still does not sound, the unit has a defective battery or
some other failure. DO NOT use an open flame to test
your alarm, you could damage the alarm or ignite
combustible materials and start a fire.
Test the alarm weekly to ensure proper operation. Erratic
or low sound coming from your alarm may indicate a
defective alarm, and it should be returned for service (see
Warranty section).
Use only the following 9 volt batteries for replacement:
Carbon-Zinc Type
Alkaline Type
Eveready 216 or 1222
Gold Peak 1604P or 1604S
Energizer 522
Duracell MN1604 or MX1604
Gold Peak 1604A
Ultralife U9VL-J
Alarms failing an alarm test, or not operating normally,
must be replaced with a new alarm. Similarly, alarms more
than 10 years old must be replaced.
Lithium Type
Alarm Removal
WARNING! Use only the batteries specified above. Use of
different batteries than the recommended ones, may have a
detrimental effect on the smoke alarm. A good safety measure is
to replace the battery at least once a year, or at the same time
you change your clocks for daylight saving time. Be sure to
follow the battery installation instructions printed on the back of
the alarm.
If the smoke alarm tamper resist feature has been
activated, refer to the Alarm Tamper Resist Feature section
for removal instructions.
To remove the alarm from the mounting plate, rotate the
alarm in the direction of the "OFF" arrow on the cover. To
disconnect the AC Quick-Connect wire harness, squeeze
the locking arms on the sides of the Quick Connector
while pulling the connector away from the bottom of the
alarm (see Image 5).
Models 1275CA and PE120CA use a 9 V carbon zinc
battery (alkaline and lithium batteries may also be used).
A fresh battery should last for one year under normal
operating conditions.
These batteries can be purchased at your local retailer.
NOTE: For model 1275CA, if after battery replacement
the unit continues to chirp, wait for approximately 7
minutes. The Hush® feature may have been activated
accidentally while changing the battery and will reset
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Fire Safety
Fire Safety
WARNING: Please read carefully and thoroughly.
• If the alarm is located outside the bedroom or on a
different floor, it may not wake up a sound sleeper.
• NFPA Standard 72 states: Life safety from fire in
residential occupancies is based primarily on early
notification to occupants of the need to escape,
followed by the appropriate egress actions by those
occupants. Fire warning systems for dwelling units are
capable of protecting about half of the occupants in
potentially fatal fires. Victims are often intimate with
the fire, too old or young, or physically or mentally
impaired such that they cannot escape even when
warned early enough that escape should be possible.
For these people, other strategies such as protection-inplace or assisted escape or rescue are necessary.
• Although smoke alarms can help save lives by
providing an early warning of a fire, they are not a
substitute for an insurance policy. Home owners,
landlords and tenants should have adequate insurance
to protect their lives and property.
• Smoke alarms are devices that can provide early
warning of possible fires at a reasonable cost; however,
alarms have sensing limitations. Ionization type alarms
offer a broad range of fire sensing capabilities but are
better at detecting fast flaming fires than slow
smoldering fires. Photoelectric alarms sense smoldering
fires better than flaming fires. Home fires develop in
different ways and are often unpredictable. Neither
type of alarm (photoelectric or ionization) is always
best, and a given alarm may not always provide
warning of a fire.
Good Safety Habits
• A battery powered alarm must have a battery of the
specified type, in good condition and installed properly.
• Have a family meeting and discuss your escape plan,
showing everyone what to do in case of fire.
• AC powered alarms (without battery backup) will not
operate if the AC power has been cut off, such as by an
electrical fire or an open fuse.
• Determine a place outside your home where you all
can meet if a fire occurs.
• Smoke alarms must be tested regularly to make sure the
batteries and the alarm circuits are in good operating
• Smoke alarms cannot provide an alarm if smoke does
not reach the alarm. Therefore, smoke alarms may not
sense fires starting in chimneys, walls, on roofs, on the
other side of a closed door or on a different floor.
• The use of alcohol or drugs may also impair one’s
ability to hear the smoke alarm. For maximum
protection, a smoke alarm should be installed in each
sleeping area on every level of a home.
Develop and practice a plan of escape!
• Install and maintain Fire extinguishers on every level of
the home and in the kitchen, basement and garage.
Know how to use a fire extinguisher prior to an
• Make a floor plan indicating all doors and windows and
at least two (2) escape routes from each room. Second
story windows may need an escape ladder.
• Familiarize everyone with the sound of the smoke alarm
and train them to leave your home when they hear it.
• Practice a fire drill at least every six months, including
fire drills at night. Ensure that small children hear the
alarm and wake when it sounds. They must wake up in
order to execute the escape plan. Practice allows all
occupants to test your plan before an emergency. You
may not be able to reach your children. It is important
they know what to do.
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Fire Safety
Fire Safety
Alarm Exit Procedure
Additional Recommendations
• Alert small children in the home.
• Leave immediately by your escape plan. Every second
counts, so don’t waste time getting dressed or picking
up valuables.
• In leaving, don’t open any inside door without first
feeling its surface. If hot, or if you see smoke seeping
through cracks, don’t open that door! Instead, use your
alternate exit. If the inside of the door is cool, place
your shoulder against it, open it slightly and be ready to
slam it shut if heat and smoke rush in.
• Stay close to the floor if the air is smoky. If possible do
not breathe too deeply to avoid smoke inhalation.
Breathe through a cloth (preferably wet) if possible.
• Once outside, go to your selected meeting place and
make sure everyone is there.
• Call the fire department from your neighbor’s home not from yours!
• Don’t return to your home until the fire officials say that
it is all right to do so.
• There are situations where a smoke alarm may not be
effective to protect against fire as stated in the NFPA
Standard 72. For instance:
- smoking in bed;
- leaving children unsupervised;
- cleaning with flammable liquids, such as gasoline.
The National Fire Protection Association’s Standard 72
provides the following information:
NRC Information
Smoke alarms shall be installed outside each separate
sleeping area in the immediate vicinity of the bedrooms
and on each additional story of the family living unit,
including basements and excluding crawl spaces and
unfinished attics. In new construction, a smoke alarm also
shall be installed in each sleeping room.
Smoke Detection - Are More Smoke Alarms Desirable?
Required number of smoke alarms (as shown in Image 1A
and Image 1B): The required number of smoke alarms
might not provide reliable early warning protection for
those areas separated by a door from the areas protected
by the required smoke alarms. For this reason, it is
recommended that the householder consider the use of
additional smoke alarms for those areas for increased
The additional areas include the basement, bedrooms,
dining room, furnace room, utility room, and hallways not
protected by the required smoke alarms. The installation
of the smoke alarms in the kitchen, attic (finished or
unfinished), or garage is normally not recommended, as
these locations occasionally experience conditions that can
result in improper operation.
Alarms should be installed in accordance with the National
Fire Protection Association’s Standard 72 (NFPA,
Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02269).
Notify your local fire department and insurance company
of your smoke alarm installation.
Ionization type smoke alarms use a very small amount of
a radioactive element in the sensing chamber to enable
detection of visible and invisible combustion products.
The radioactive element is safely contained in the chamber
and requires no adjustments or maintenance. This smoke
alarm meets or exceeds all government standards. It is
manufactured and distributed under license from the U.S.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
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If after reviewing this manual you feel that your smoke
alarm is defective in any way, do not tamper with the unit.
In many cases, the quickest way to exchange your alarm
is to return it to the original place of purchase.
Alternatively, you may return it for servicing to Kidde.
If you have questions, call Kidde Customer Service at
5 Year Limited Warranty
Kidde warrants to the original purchaser that this smoke alarm
(but not the battery) will be free from defects in material and
workmanship or design under normal use and service for a
period of five years from the date of purchase. The obligation
of Kidde under this warranty is limited to repairing or
replacing this smoke alarm or any part which we find to be
defective in material, workmanship or design, free of charge to
the customer, upon sending this smoke alarm with proof of
date of purchase, postage and return postage prepaid, to
Pyrene Corporation (a Kidde company), Customer Service
Department, 130 Esna Park Drive, Markham, ON L3R 1E3.
This warranty shall not apply to this smoke alarm if it has
been damaged, modified, abused or altered after the date of
purchase or if it fails to operate due to improper maintenance
or inadequate AC or DC electrical power.
The liability of Kidde or any of its parent or subsidiary
corporations arising from the sale of this smoke alarm or under
the terms of this limited warranty shall not in any case exceed the
cost of replacement of this smoke alarm and, in no case, shall
Kidde or any of its parent or subsidiary corporations be liable for
consequential loss or damages resulting from the failure of this
smoke alarm or for breach of this or any other warranty, express
or implied, even if the loss or damage is caused by the company’s
negligence or fault.
Since some provinces do not allow limitations on the duration
of an implied warranty or do not allow the exclusion or
limitation of incidental or consequential damages, the above
limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. While this
warranty gives you specific legal rights, you may also have
other rights which vary from province to province.
Also, Kidde makes no warranty, express or implied, written or
oral, including that of merchantability or fitness for any
particular purpose, with respect to the battery.
The above warranty may not be altered except in writing
signed by both parties hereto.
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