Product Safety Guide
(HL-L2300D / HL-L2340DW / HL-L2360DN / HL-L2365DW / DCP-L2500D /
DCP-L2520DW / DCP-L2540DN / DCP-L2560DW / MFC-L2700DN /
MFC-L2700DW / MFC-L2720DW / MFC-L2740DW)
Brother Industries, Ltd.
15-1, Naeshiro-cho, Mizuho-ku, Nagoya 467-8561, Japan
Please read this guide before attempting to operate the product, or before attempting any
maintenance. Failure to follow these instructions may result in an increased risk of fire, electrical
shock, burns or suffocation. Brother shall not be liable for damage caused where the product
owner has failed to follow the instructions set out in this guide.
How to use this guide:
1 Read the whole guide before using your product and keep it for later reference.
2 Carefully follow the instructions set out in this guide and always ensure that you follow all
warnings and instructions marked on the product.
3 If you have concerns about how to use your product having read this guide, please refer to
Brother customer service or your local Brother dealer.
4 To ensure you understand all of the instructions, study the symbols and conventions used in
the documentation.
Version A
Symbols and conventions used in the
The following symbols and conventions are used throughout the documentation.
Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product.
WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, could result in
death or serious injuries.
CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, may result in
minor or moderate injuries.
IMPORTANT indicates a potentially
hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
may result in damage to property or loss of
product functionality.
NOTE specifies the operating environment,
conditions for installation, or special
conditions of use.
Electrical Hazard icons alert you to
possible electrical shocks.
Fire Hazard icons alert you to the
possibility of a fire.
Hot Surface icons warn you not to
touch product parts that are hot.
Prohibition icons indicate actions
that must not be performed.
Bold typeface identifies specific
buttons on the product’s control
panel or on the computer
Italicized typeface emphasizes
an important point or refers you
to a related topic.
Text in the Courier New font
identifies messages on the
LCD of the product.
• Not all models are available in all
• The illustrations in this guide show the
HL-L2340DW and MFC-L2700DW.
Compilation and Publication Notice
This manual has been compiled and published to provide the latest product safety information at
the time of publication. The information contained in this manual may be subject to change.
For the latest manual, please visit us at
Choose a safe location for your product
Choose a location where the temperature remains between 10°C and 32°C, the humidity is
between 20% to 80%, and where there is no condensation.
DO NOT expose the product to direct sunlight, excessive heat, open flames, corrosive gasses,
moisture or dust. Doing so may create a risk of an electrical shock, short circuit or fire. It may
also damage the product and/or render it inoperable.
DO NOT place the product near heaters, air conditioners, electrical fans, refrigerators, or water.
Doing so may create the risk of an electrical shock, short circuit or fire, as water may come into
contact with the product (including condensation caused by heating/air conditioning/ventilation
DO NOT place the product near chemicals or in a place where chemical spillage could occur. In
particular, organic solvents or liquids may cause the casing and/or cables to melt or dissolve,
risking fire or electric shock. They may also cause the product to malfunction or become
DO NOT put the product in a location that blocks or obstructs any slot or opening in the product.
These slots and openings are provided for ventilation. Blocking the product’s ventilation could
create a risk of overheating and/or fire.
• Keep a minimum gap around the product as shown in the illustration.
250 mm
100 mm
120 mm
100 mm
100 mm
100 mm
• Place the product on a solid level surface.
• DO NOT place this product near or over a radiator or heater.
• DO NOT place this product in a “built-in” installation unless adequate ventilation is provided.
Place your product in an adequately ventilated environment.
This product emits some chemical substances during printing, and additionally if used for
prolonged periods or in poorly ventilated areas may cause the emission of odorous gases such
as ozone. Place the product in a well ventilated area for optimum performance and comfort.
Avoid placing your product in a busy area. If you must place it in a busy area, ensure that the
product is in a safe location where it cannot be accidentally knocked over, which could cause
injury to you or others and serious damage to the product. Also ensure that cords are secured
so as not to pose a tripping hazard.
DO NOT place heavy objects on the product.
DO NOT place this product on an unstable cart, stand, or table. The product is heavy and may
fall, causing injury to you and serious damage to the product. For MFC and DCP products, there
is an added risk of injury if the scanner glass should break. Particularly, if you have children,
please make sure the product is located in a safe position.
Put your product on a flat, level, stable surface free from vibration and shocks, such as a desk.
Put the product near a telephone socket (MFC only) and a standard earthed electrical socket.
• DO NOT connect your product to electrical sockets controlled by wall switches or automatic
timers, or to the same circuit as large appliances, such as an air conditioner, copier, shredder,
etc. that might disrupt the power supply.
• DO NOT put objects on top of the product. Doing so could increase the risk of overheating
should the product malfunction.
• DO NOT place anything in front of the product that will block printed documents or faxes (MFC
• DO NOT place your product next to sources of interference, such as speakers or the base units
of non-Brother cordless telephones. Doing so may interfere with the operation of the product's
electronic components.
• Disruption of power can delete information from the product’s memory.
General precautions
Plastic bags are used in the packing of your product. To avoid danger of suffocation, keep these
plastic bags away from babies and children. Plastic bags are not toys.
(Models with Wireless LAN function only)
DO NOT use the product near any medical electrical equipment. The radio wave emitted from
the product may affect medical electrical equipment and cause a malfunction, which may result
in a medical accident.
For users with pacemakers
This product generates a weak magnetic field. If you experience any unusual symptons with
your pacemaker while near the product, move away from the product and consult a doctor
DO NOT use this product during an electrical storm. There may be a remote risk of an electric
shock from lightning.
DO NOT put a toner cartridge or a toner cartridge and drum unit assembly into a fire. It could
explode, resulting in injuries.
DO NOT use flammable substances, any type of spray, or an organic solvent/liquid containing
alcohol or ammonia to clean the inside or outside of the product. Doing so could cause a fire or
electrical shock. Instead, use only a dry, lint-free cloth.
DO NOT attempt to operate this product when a paper jam or stray pieces of paper are inside
the product. Prolonged contact of paper with the fuser unit could cause a fire.
DO NOT use a vacuum cleaner to clean up scattered toner. Doing this might cause the toner
dust to ignite inside the vacuum cleaner, potentially starting a fire. Please carefully clean the
toner dust with a dry, lint-free soft cloth and dispose of it according to local regulations.
Unplug this product from the wall socket before cleaning the product and the scanner glass
(MFC and DCP only). DO NOT use liquid or aerosol cleaners. Use a dry, lint-free soft cloth for
After you have just used the product, some internal parts of the product will be extremely hot.
Wait at least 10 minutes for the product to cool down before you touch the internal parts of the
(MFC and DCP only)
When you move the product, grasp the side handholds that are under the scanner. DO NOT
carry the product by holding it at the bottom.
(MFC and DCP only)
Some areas of the product can cause injury if covers (shaded) are closed with force. Take care
when placing your hand in the areas shown in the illustrations, and DO NOT close the covers
with force.
(MFC and DCP only)
To prevent injuries, be careful not to put your fingers in the areas shown in the illustrations.
If the product is not being used to receive faxes, unplug it from the power outlet if it is not going
to be used for a long time.
DO NOT attempt to dismantle a toner cartridge. If toner powder should leak out, avoid inhaling
it or letting it come in contact with your skin. If either should happen refer to the Safety Data
Sheets (SDS) at
Keep the toner cartridge out of the reach of children. If toner powder is swallowed, consult a
doctor immediately and refer to the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) at
We recommend placing the toner cartridge and drum unit assembly on a clean, flat surface with
disposable paper underneath it in case you accidentally spill or scatter toner. If toner scatters
on your hands or clothes, immediately wipe or wash it off with cold water.
Should you come into contact with toner, follow these instructions:
• Inhalation
Obtain immediate medical attention. In case of accident by inhalation remove casualty to
fresh air and keep at rest.
• Skin contact
Remove contaminated clothing immediately and wash affected skin with plenty of water or
soap and water.
• Eye contact
Obtain medical attention. If substance has got into the eyes, immediately wash out with
plenty of water for at least 15 minutes.
• Ingestion
Obtain immediate medical attention. Wash out mouth with water and give 200 - 300 ml (half
a pint) of water to drink.
For more safety information regarding the toners used in your product, please visit the following
web address to read the Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
DO NOT remove or damage any of the caution or warning labels inside the product.
200°C / 396°F
Connecting the product safely
There are high voltage electrodes inside the product. Before you clean the inside of the product,
make sure you have unplugged the telephone line cord first (MFC only) and then the power cord
from the electrical socket. Doing this will prevent an electrical shock.
DO NOT use the AC power cord to pull or push the plug into the wall socket, use the finger grips
on the plug.
DO NOT handle the plug with wet hands. Doing this might cause an electrical shock.
Always make sure the plug is fully inserted.
This product should be connected to an AC power source within the range indicated on the
rating label. DO NOT connect it to a DC power source or inverter. If you are not sure, contact a
qualified electrician.
This product is equipped with a 3-wire earthed plug. This plug will only fit into an earthed power
outlet. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug into the outlet, call your
electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. DO NOT defeat the purpose of the earthed plug.
(MFC only)
Never touch exposed telephone wiring or terminals unless the telephone line has been
unplugged from the wall socket. Never connect the telephone line cord during a lightning storm
or use it if it becomes frayed or damaged. Do not use a telephone wall socket in a location that
is wet or may become wet, for example, near a refrigerator or other appliance that produces
condensation. Doing this might cause an electrical shock.
DO NOT place this product in a position where the cord is stretched or where strain is otherwise
put on the cord. Doing so may cause the cord to become worn or frayed.
DO NOT use the product if the power cord is frayed or damaged. Doing so may cause an
electrical shock or a fire.
• DO NOT allow anything to rest on the power cord.
• DO NOT place this product where people may step on the cord.
• DO NOT place this product in a position where the cord is stretched or strained, as it may
become worn or frayed.
DO NOT use any undesignated cables (or optional devices). It may cause a fire or injuries.
Installation must be performed properly according to the user's guide.
Brother strongly recommends that you DO NOT use any type of extension cord.
DO NOT allow any type of liquid to come into contact with the plug or power outlet.
DO NOT allow the plug, power outlet or the product to become dusty.
Servicing the product
DO NOT attempt to service this product yourself because opening or removing covers may
expose you to dangerous voltage points and other risks and may void your warranty. If you
experience any problems with your product, contact Brother customer service or your local
Brother dealer.
If the product has been dropped or the casing has been damaged, there may be the possibility
of an electric shock. Unplug the product from the electrical socket and contact Brother customer
service or your local Brother dealer.
If water, other liquids, or metal objects get inside the product, immediately unplug the product
from the AC power outlet, and contact Brother customer service or your local Brother dealer.
If the product becomes unusually hot, releases smoke, generates any strong smells, or if you
accidentally spill any liquid on it, immediately unplug the product from the electrical socket.
Contact Brother customer service or your local Brother dealer.
If the product does not operate normally when the operating instructions are followed, adjust
only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions. Incorrect adjustment of other
controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician
to restore the product to normal operation.
Product Warranty & Liability
Nothing in this guide shall affect any existing product warranty or be construed as granting any
additional product warranty. Failure to follow the safety instructions in this guide may invalidate
your product’s warranty.
DO NOT use this product near water, for example, near a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink or
washing machine, in a wet basement or near a swimming pool.
Only use the power cord supplied with this product.
Disconnect device
This product must be installed near an electrical socket that is easily accessible. In case of
emergencies, you must disconnect the power cord from the electrical socket to shut off power
Approval Information (MFC only)
Brother advises that this product may not function correctly in a country other than where it was
originally purchased, and does not offer any warranty in the event that this product is used on
public telecommunication lines in another country.
Declaration of Conformity (Europe only)
We, Brother Industries, Ltd.
15-1, Naeshiro-cho, Mizuho-ku, Nagoya 467-8561 Japan
declare that this product is in conformity with the essential requirements of all relevant directives
and regulations applied within the European Community.
The Declaration of Conformity (DoC) can be downloaded from our website. Visit and:
i select Europe
i select country
i select “Manuals”
i select your model.
Your Declaration will be downloaded as a PDF file.
Declaration of Conformity for R&TTE (Radio and
Telecommunications) Directive 1999/5/EC (Europe only)
(Applicable to models with telecommunications and/or radio
We, Brother Industries, Ltd.
15-1, Naeshiro-cho, Mizuho-ku, Nagoya 467-8561 Japan
declare that these products are in conformity with the provisions of the R&TTE Directive
1999/5/EC. A copy of the Declaration of Conformity can be downloaded by following the
instructions in the Declaration of Conformity (Europe only) section.
IEC60825-1:2007 Specification (For 220-240V Models Only)
This product is a Class 1 laser product as defined in IEC60825-1:2007 specifications. The label
shown below is attached in countries where required.
This product has a Class 3B Laser Diode which emits invisible
laser radiation in the Laser Unit. The Laser Unit should not be
opened under any circumstances.
Internal Laser radiation
Wave length: 770 - 800 nm
Output: 25 mW max.
Laser Class: Class 3B
Use of controls, adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified in this
manual may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
Wireless LAN
(Models with Wireless LAN function only)
This Printer/Multifunction Printer supports Wireless LAN.
Wiring information (U.K. only)
If you need to replace the plug fuse, fit a fuse that is approved by ASTA to BS1362 with the same
rating as the original fuse.
Always replace the fuse cover. Never use a plug that does not have a cover. If in any doubt, call
a qualified electrician.
Warning -This product must be earthed.
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in line with the following code:
 Green and Yellow: Earth
 Blue: Neutral
 Brown: Live
LAN connection (Network models only)
DO NOT connect this product to a LAN connection that is subject to over-voltages.
Radio interference
This product complies with EN55022 (CISPR Publication 22)/Class B.
Recycling information in accordance with the WEEE and Battery
Product mark
Battery mark
European Union only
The product/battery is marked with one of the above recycling symbols. It indicates that at the end
of the life of the product/battery, you should dispose of it separately at an appropriate collection
point and not place it in the normal domestic waste stream.
Imaging Equipment Voluntary Agreement
(This applies to new models placed on the EU market after January 2015.)
Brother warrants that service parts will be available for at least five years after the end of
To obtain service parts, please contact your Brother supplier or dealer.
International ENERGY STAR® Qualification Statement
The purpose of the International ENERGY STAR® Program is to promote the development and
popularization of energy-efficient office equipment.
As an ENERGY STAR® Partner, Brother Industries, Ltd. has determined that this product meets
the ENERGY STAR® specifications for energy efficiency.
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This product includes open-source software.
Please visit the Brother Solutions Center at to view the Open Source
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Copyright and License
©2015 Brother Industries, Ltd. All rights reserved.
This product includes software developed by the following vendors:
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This product includes the “KASAGO TCP/IP” software developed by ZUKEN ELMIC, Inc.
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FlashFX® Copyright 1998-2010 Datalight, Inc.
U.S.Patent Office 5,860,082/6,260,156
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Unlawful use of copying equipment
(MFC and DCP only)
It is an offence to make reproductions of certain items or documents with the intent to commit
fraud. The following is a non-exhaustive list of documents which it may be unlawful to produce
copies of. We suggest you check with your legal adviser and/or the relevant legal authorities if in
doubt about a particular item or document:
 Currency
 Bonds or other certificates of indebtedness
 Certificates of Deposit
 Armed forces service or draft papers
 Passports
 Postage stamps (cancelled or uncancelled)
 Immigration papers
 Welfare documents
 Cheques or drafts drawn by governmental agencies
 Identifying badges or insignias
In addition, driving licenses and/or Certificates of Title to motor vehicles may not be copied under
certain national laws.
Copyrighted works cannot be copied lawfully, subject to the “fair dealing” exception relating to
sections of a copyrighted work. Multiple copies would indicate improper use. Works of art should
be considered the equivalent of copyrighted works.