TM Instructions for Use Model No. TMT081-US Product Registration Please visit American Innovative on the web at www.americaninnovative.com/register/ to register your new purchase. IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS, PLEASE READ FIRST! CAUTION: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT USE THIS PLUG WITH AN EXTENSION CORD, RECEPTACLE OR OTHER OUTLET UNLESS THE BLADES CAN BE FULLY INSERTED TO PREVENT BLADE EXPOSURE. WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS PRODUCT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE. CAUTION: TO PREVENT ELECTRICAL SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT. ATTENTION: POUR ÉVITER LES CHOCS ÉLECTRIQUES, INTRODUIRE LA LAME LA PLUS LARGE DE LA FICHE DANS LA BORNE CORRESPONDANTE DE LA PRISE ET POUSSER JUSQU’AU FOND. This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons. TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). THERE ARE NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. PLEASE REFER ANY SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. AVERTISSEMENT: RISQUE DE ÉLECTRIQUE – NE PAS OUVRIR This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance. CHOC SAFETY CERTIFICATIONS This product, the Teach Me Time! Talking Alarm Clock & Nightlight model TMT081-US, is CE certified. Page 3 Printed in China. © 2003-2008 American Innovative, LLC. IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS For your protection, please read these safety instructions completely before operating this product. All operating and use instructions should be followed. All warnings printed on the device and in the operating instructions should be adhered to. Please keep this manual for future reference. Water & Moisture Do not use this device near water. For example, do not use this device near a bathtub, wash bowl, kitchen sink or laundry tub. Do not use this device in a wet basement, near a swimming pool or near any other source of water. Do not place water-filled vessels on this device. Heat & Open Flame Do not place this device near any heat sources such as radiators, stoves, amplifiers or other devices that produce heat. Do not place an open flame on or near this device. Power Source This product should be connected to a power supply only of the type marked on the outside of the unit. If you are not sure of the type of power supply to your home, please consult your product dealer or local power company. Where the main plug is used as the disconnect device, the disconnect device shall remain readily operable. Batteries Do not mix old and new batteries - always replace both batteries at the same time. Always use two batteries of the same type - do not mix alkaline, standard (carbon-zinc) or rechargeable (nickel-cadmium) batteries. Grounding or Polarization Precaution should be taken not to defeat the safety purpose of grounding or polarization. This product is supplied with a polarized AC power cord plug (one blade is wider than the other). This plug is designed to fit into the power outlet in only one way. If you are unable to fully insert the plug into the power outlet, try reversing it. If the plug should still fail to fit, use a different outlet or contact a certified electrician to have a suitable outlet installed. Overloading Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, etc. beyond their rated capacity. When Not In Use Unplug the unit from the wall when not using for prolonged periods of time. When removing the power cord from the wall, always grasp the plug; do not pull the cord itself. Page 4 Printed in China. © 2003-2008 American Innovative, LLC. Power Cord Protection Power cords should be routed so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed on or against them, paying particular attention to cords at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the product. Lightning If the unit is not plugged into an appropriately rated surge protector, unplug the unit from the wall in the event of a lightning storm in order to protect it from powerline surges. Unplug the unit if it is to be unused for a long period of time. Object & Liquid Entry Never insert objects of any kind into this product, through ventilation openings, as these objects may touch dangerous voltage points or create a short circuit that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on or into the device. Cleaning Unplug the unit from the wall before cleaning. Use a soft, damp cloth to wipe down the unit. Do not use liquid, aerosol or abrasive cleaners. Servicing & Safety Checks Do not attempt to service the unit yourself as opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. All servicing should be referred to qualified personnel. Servicing is required when the unit does not operate properly or has been damaged in any way, including but not limited to power supply/cord damage, damage as a result of exposure to moisture, and damage resulting from impact. Upon completion of any service or repairs to this product, ask the service technician to perform routine safety checks. Damage Requiring Service This product should be fixed by qualified service personnel under the following conditions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. When the power supply, cord or plug has been damaged. If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into the unit. If the unit is exposed to rain or water. If the product does not operate normally when following the operating instructions. If the unit has been dropped or damaged in any way. When the product exhibits a distinct change in performance. Replacement Parts In the event that replacement parts are required, ensure that the service technician uses parts specified by the manufacturer or those deemed to be equivalent. Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock, or other hazards. Lead Paint This product has been tested for lead paint content and has passed all related tests as defined by the ASTM F963-07 sec. 22.214.171.124 safety specification. Page 5 Printed in China. © 2003-2008 American Innovative, LLC. FCC INFORMATION 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. 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. WARNING: Changes or modifications to the equipment that are not expressly approved by the responsible party for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. ABOUT AMERICAN INNOVATIVE™ American Innovative™ was founded to pursue the development of innovative new products that should exist, but don't. “Products that make sense™” is our motto and the execution of this philosophy can be seen throughout the company's product line. Careful attention to the needs of the user and a keen eye for industrial design and user interface engineering are the secrets of American Innovative™'s success. To learn more about American Innovative™ please visit us on the web at www.americaninnovative.com. SERVICE CONTACT INFORMATION Please check http://www.americaninnovative.com/service/ for the most up-to-date contact information and for details regarding product servicing and/or warranty claims. American Innovative, LLC attn: Warranty Service rd 364 Boylston Street, 3 Floor Boston, MA 02116 United States of America Page 6 Printed in China. p. f. e. 617.395.7831 or 866.663.2393 (in the USA) 866.515.7511 firstname.lastname@example.org © 2003-2008 American Innovative, LLC. Page 7 Printed in China. © 2003-2008 American Innovative, LLC. Setup Getting Started Unpack Teach Me Time! and plug the external AC adapter into the back of the product. Next plug the AC adapter into a standard wall outlet. Teach Me Time! comes from the factory set to a special “instore demonstration” mode of the Teach Me Time! Game. To exit this demonstration mode, press any key under the rear hatch. TIP: The rear hatch conceals the parental controls and is designed to be “child proof”. To open the hatch, place your thumb on the latch and gently push down and back. You may flex the cover slightly to facilitate opening the hatch: Setting the Time The first time you plug in Teach Me Time! you must set the time: 1. Press and hold the SETUP key for two (2) seconds to enter set time mode. The numeric portion of the display flashes and the word “SET” appears. 2. Adjust the time using the HR +/- and MIN +/- keys. Press and hold these keys for one (1) second to scroll rapidly. 3. Tap the SETUP key once quickly to exit. Battery Backup Teach Me Time! comes from the factory with two AAA batteries already installed. To replace the batteries, remove the screw from the battery hatch (bottom of unit) using a small screwdriver. If the hatch does not fall open freely, use your fingernail or a paperclip to gently dislodge it. NOTE: To conserve power, the nightlight and display backlight features of Teach Me Time! do not work while running under battery power. NOTE: If the battery level is very low Teach Me Time! may not have enough power to clearly announce the time or may become unresponsive. In this event, please replace the batteries with a fresh set. Page 8 Printed in China. Do not attempt to open the hatch by using a fingernail to pull in an upward direction as this may break the latch mechanism. TIP: Included batteries are intended for in-store display. For best performance, replace the batteries with a fresh set before first use. © 2003-2008 American Innovative, LLC. Ordinary Operation (Current Time of Day) During ordinary operation the current time of day is displayed. The following features are available: Display Presentation Use the DISPLAY key to toggle the display presentation: Analog Only Numeric Only TIP: The functions on this page are only available when Teach Me Time! is displaying the current time of day. Both Backlight (and Nightlight) Brightness Use the MIN +/- (Brightness) keys to toggle between HIGH (default) and LOW brightness options. If the nightlight is on, its intensity is also adjusted. Master Volume Use the HR +/- (Volume) keys to adjust the volume. There are four volume options as follows: OFF, LOW (1), MEDIUM (2) and HIGH (3). While the volume is being adjusted the display indicates the current volume level for 5 seconds. TIP: The master volume does not affect the wake chime volume, only the voice announcements. “Toe” Button Operations LEFT: In ordinary time mode the left toe button toggles the nightlight on and off unless the nightlight timer is enabled (see Using The Nightlight Timer on p. 11). RIGHT: Pressing the right toe button announces the current time. Page 9 Printed in China. © 2003-2008 American Innovative, LLC. Using The Alarm Clock For older children, Teach Me Time! has a built-in alarm clock with snooze function. Setting the Alarm Wake Time To set the alarm wake time: 1. Press and hold the WAKE REVIEW key for two (2) seconds. The bunny icon appears in the display along with the word “SET”. The wake time is displayed in the numeric portion of the display (factory default: 7:00am): 2. Adjust the wake time using the HR +/- and MIN +/- keys. 3. Tap WAKE REVIEW once quickly to exit. Teach Me Time! announces the status of the alarm wake setting for confirmation. Toggle the Wake Status (On or Off) Press the WAKE ON | OFF key to toggle the status of the alarm clock. Teach Me Time! clearly announces whether or not the alarm is on and, if it is, for what time it is set. TIP: Press the WAKE REVIEW key to review the current status of the alarm wake setting. TIP: If you make a change to the wake time, Teach Me Time! automatically sets the wake status to ON. TIP: The presence of the bunny icon indicates that the alarm is enabled to sound at the appointed time: “Toe” Button Operations (While The Alarm Is Sounding) LEFT: Pressing the left toe button causes Teach Me Time! to snooze for 10 minutes. After ten minutes the alarm sounds again. RIGHT: Pressing the right toe button will silence a sounding alarm or cancel a snooze that is in progress. Page 10 Printed in China. TIP: When Teach Me Time! is snoozing the sheep icon animates in the display: © 2003-2008 American Innovative, LLC. Using The Nightlight Timer The Teach Me Time! nightlight timer can be programmed to turn on and off automatically at whatever times desired. Furthermore, Teach Me Time! glows in two different colors. A transition time (the time at which the nightlight changes color from yellow to green) may also be selected. Turning the Nightlight On and Off Tap the LIGHT button to toggle between the nightlight modes as follows: • • • • TIP: The dual-color nightlight feature is useful for very young children who can not yet tell time. Parents may choose to instruct their son or daughter not to get up “until Teach Me Time! turns green”. Off On - Yellow On - Green Timer ( icon appears in display) When the nightlight is in timer mode, the nightlight turns on and off and changes color according to a schedule set by the user. See Setting the Nightlight Timer below. Setting the Nightlight Timer To set the nightlight timer follow these steps: 1. Press and hold the LIGHT key for two (2) seconds to enter nightlight timer setup. The nightlight ON time (8:00pm by default) appears and may be adjusted using the HR +/and MIN +/- keys. 2. Next, tap the LIGHT key once quickly to move to the next step. The nightlight OFF time (9:00am by default) appears and may be adjusted in the same manner. (continued on the next page …) Page 11 Printed in China. © 2003-2008 American Innovative, LLC. Using The Nightlight Timer (continued) 3. Tap the LIGHT key once quickly to move to the third and final step. The nightlight CHANGE time (6:00am by default) appears. The change or “transition time” is the time at which the nightlight color changes from yellow to green. This time may also be adjusted. TIP: The transition time may not be adjusted beyond the nightlight ON and nightlight OFF extremes and Teach Me Time! automatically enforces this. 4. Tap the LIGHT key once more to exit the nightlight timer setup sequence. Upon exiting, Teach Me Time! automatically places the nightlight in timer mode ( icon appears). Disabling Color Changing Of The Nightlight Timer You may prefer to have the nightlight turn on and off automatically but not change color. In order to disable the colorchange transition do one of the following: 1. Set the CHANGE time equal to the ON time. In this case the nightlight turns on (Yellow) at the ON time and off at the OFF time. It does not change color. 2. Set the CHANGE time equal to the OFF time. In this case the nightlight turns on (Green) at the ON time and off at the OFF time. It does not change color. In either case, if the CHANGE time is disabled, a small “x” appears in the center of the light bulb icon during timer setup (this “x” is not seen during ordinary operation): Page 12 Printed in China. © 2003-2008 American Innovative, LLC. Playing the Teach Me Time! Game The Teach Me Time! built-in teaching game is designed to be played together with your child and to encourage a pattern of learning about time before bed. Getting Started and Selecting a Skill Level TIP: When the Teach Me Time! game is in progress, the chick icon is visible in the display: To begin the Teach Me Time! game, tap the TEACH key once. Teach Me Time! announces, “Let’s learn to tell time!” and the display prompts you to adjust the skill level. Note that the skill level may only be adjusted at the beginning of the game. Use the HR +/- keys to adjust the skill level, if desired. The skill levels are designed to limit the complexity of the times that are displayed as follows: Level Level 01 (easiest) Level 02 Description Round hours only. i.e. 1 o’clock, 2 o’clock, etc. Round hours and half-hours only. i.e. 1 o’clock, 1:30, 2 o’clock, 2:30, etc. Level 03 Round hours, half-hours and quarter-hours. Level 04 Round hours, half-hours, quarter-hours and 10-minute internals. Level 05 (hardest) Any time may be displayed. i.e. 1 o’clock, 1:15, 1:30, 1:45, 2 o’clock, etc. i.e. 1 o’clock, 1:10, 1:15, 1:20, 1:30, 1:40, 1:45, 1:50, etc. i.e. 1 o’clock, 1:02, 1:57, etc. Play the Game The game is very simple. Ask your child to press the left toe button to display a time on the analog portion of the display (the digital clock display is hidden at first). Try to coax them to a correct answer and then press the right toe button to have Teach Me Time! announce the correct time and display the correct answer in the digital clock portion of the display. To conclude the game, tap the TEACH key at any time. Manual Adjust Use the HR +/- and MIN +/- keys at any time to manually adjust the clock hands to whatever time you wish. Press the right toe button to announce the time displayed. Page 13 Printed in China. TIP: You may wish to view the analog hands and the related digital clock display together. Use the DISPLAY key to toggle the visibility of the digital clock display during the Teach Me Time! game. © 2003-2008 American Innovative, LLC. Other Products from American Innovative Please visit us on the web at www.americaninnovative.com. 7-day Alarm Clock Radios The original Neverlate 7-day Alarm Clock The Neverlate Executive Alarm Clock Other Children’s Products Travel & Public Speaking Klip! Kids Teaching & Time-Out Timer The Roadshow Travel Alarm & Lecture Timer Chef’s Products The Chef’s Quad-Timer Series Page 14 Printed in China. Klip! Kitchen Timer © 2003-2008 American Innovative, LLC. American Innovative, LLC * Limited Warranty Coverage American Innovative, LLC warrants this product against defects in original material and workmanship for a period of ninety (90) days, under normal use and conditions. Non-Coverage This warranty does not cover customer instruction, installation, set up or signal reception problems. This warranty does not cover cosmetic damage or damage resulting from acts of God, accident, misuse, abuse, negligence, commercial application (or rental), or modification (including the antenna). This warranty does not cover damage due to improper operation or maintenance, connection to an improper voltage supply, or attempted repair by anyone other than American Innovative, LLC or American Innovative, LLC authorized service facilities. This warrantee does not cover products sold “as is” or “with all faults”. This warrantee is valid only in the United States and is invalid if the product serial number has been altered or removed. Making a Warranty Claim Please check http://www.americaninnovative.com/service/ for the latest information pertaining to warranty claims. To obtain warranty service, contact American Innovative customer service via electronic mail at email@example.com, or call 617.395.7831 or 866.663.2393. At the company’s discretion, American Innovative will repair or replace the defective unit. Proof of purchase in the form of a bill of sale or receipted invoice which is evidence that the unit is within the warranty period must be presented to obtain warranty service. Other Information REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY OF THE CONSUMER. ANY APPLICABLE IMPLIED WARRANTEES, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO A PERIOD OF THE EXPRESSED WARRANTY AS PROVIDED ABOVE, BEGINNING WITH THE ORIGINAL DATE OF PURCHASE. NO WARRANTEES, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, SHALL APPLY TO THE PRODUCT THEREAFTER. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY AS TO THE FITNESS OF THE PRODUCT FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE. THE EXTENT OF OUR LIABILITY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY IS THE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT PROVIDED ABOVE AND IN NO EVENT WILL OUR LIABILITY EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID BY THE PURCHASER. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL WE BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THIS PRODUCT. Applicability of State Law THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, BUT YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE, SO THESE RESTRICTIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. Page 15 Printed in China. © 2003-2008 American Innovative, LLC. Printed in China. © 2003-2008 American Innovative, LLC.