GLC1823L20 | Black&Decker GLC1823L20 STRING TRIMMER instruction manual

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GLC1423L
GLC1823L
GLC1823L20
GLC1825L
GLC1825L20
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(Original instructions)
Intended use
Your BLACK+DECKER trimmer has been designed for
trimming and finishing lawn edges and to cut grass in confined
spaces. This appliance is intended for consumer use only.
Safety instructions
Warning! When using mainspowered appliances, basic
safety precautions, including
the following, should always be
followed to reduce the risk of
fire, electric shock, personal
injury and material damage.
Warning! When using the
machine the safety rules must
be followed. For your own
safety and bystanders please
read these instructions before
operating the machine. Please
keep the instructions safe for
later use.
Read all of this manual
carefully before operating the
appliance.
The intended use is
described in this manual.
The use of any accessory or
attachment or the
performance of any
operation with this appliance
other than those
recommended in this
instruction manual may
present a risk of personal
injury.
Retain this manual for future
reference.
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Using your appliance
Always take care when using
the appliance.
Always use safety glasses or
goggles.
Never allow children or
people unfamiliar with the
instructions to use the
appliance.
Do not allow children or
animals to come near the
work area or to touch the
appliance or power supply
cord.
Close supervision is
necessary when the
appliance is used near
children.
This appliance is not
intended for use by young or
infirm persons without
supervision.
This appliance is not to be
used as a toy.
Only use the appliance in
daylight or good artificial
light.
Use in a dry location only. Do
not allow the appliance to
become wet.
Do not immerse the
appliance in water.
Do not open the body
casing. There are not userserviceable parts inside.
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(Original instructions)
Do not operate the appliance These include:
in explosive atmospheres,
Injuries caused by touching
such as in the presence of
any rotating/moving parts.
flammable liquids, gases or
Injuries caused when
dust.
changing any parts, blades
To reduce the risk of damage
or accessories.
to plugs or cords, never pull
Injuries caused by prolonged
the cable to remove the plug
use of a tool. When using
from a socket.
any tool for prolonged
periods ensure you take
Safety of others
regular breaks.
This appliance is not
Impairment of hearing.
intended for use by persons
Health hazards caused by
(including children) with
breathing dust developed
reduced physical, sensory or
when using your tool
mental capabilities, or lack of
(example:- working with
experience and knowledge,
wood, especially oak, beech
unless they have been given
and MDF.)
supervision or instruction
concerning use of the
After use
appliance by a person
When not in use, the
responsible for their safety.
appliance should be stored
Children must be supervised
in a dry, well ventilated place
to ensure that they do not
out of reach of children.
play with the appliance.
Children should not have
access to stored appliances.
Residual risks.
When the appliance is stored
Additional residual risks may
or transported in a vehicle it
arise when using the tool
should be placed in the boot
which may not be included in
or restrained to prevent
the enclosed safety warnings.
movement following sudden
These risks can arise from
changes in speed or
misuse, prolonged use etc.
direction.
Even with the application of
the relevant safety regulations Inspection and repairs
and the implementation of
Before use, check the
safety devices, certain residual
appliance for damaged or
risks can not be avoided.
defective parts.
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Check for breakage of parts
and any other conditions that
may affect its operation.
Do not use the appliance if
any part is damaged or
defective.
Have any damaged or
defective parts repaired or
replaced by an authorised
repair agent.
Never attempt to remove or
replace any parts other than
those specified in this
manual.
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Additional safety
instructions for grass
trimmers
Warning! Cutting elements
continue to rotate after the
motor is switched off.
Be familiar with the controls
and the proper use of the
appliance.
Before use, check the power
supply cord and extension
cord for signs of damage,
ageing and wear. If a cord
becomes damaged during
use, disconnect the cord
from the mains supply
immediately. DO NOT
TOUCH THE CORD
BEFORE DISCONNECTING
THE SUPPLY.
Do not use the appliance if
the cords are damaged or
worn.
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Wear stout shoes or boots to
protect your feet.
Wear long trousers to protect
your legs.
Before using the appliance,
check that your cutting path
is free from sticks, stones,
wire and any other obstacles.
Only use the appliance in the
upright position, with the
cutting line near the ground.
Never switch the appliance
on in any other position.
Move slowly when using the
appliance. Be aware that
freshly cut grass is damp
and slippery.
Do not work on steep slopes.
Work across the face of
slopes, not up and down.
Never cross gravel paths or
roads while the appliance is
running.
Never touch the cutting line
while the appliance is
running.
Do not put the appliance
down until the cutting line
has come to a complete
standstill.
Use only the appropriate
type of cutting line. Never
use metal cutting line or
fishing line.
Be careful not to touch the
line trimming blade.
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Take care to keep the mains
cable away from the cutting
line. Always be aware of the
position of the cable.
Keep hands and feet away
from the cutting line at all
times, especially when
switching on the motor.
Before using the appliance
and after any impact, check
for signs of wear or damage
and repair as necessary.
Never operate the appliance
with damaged guards or
without guards in place.
Take care against injury from
any device fitted for trimming
the filament line length. After
extending new cutter line
always return the machine to
its normal operating position
before switching on.
Always ensure that the
ventilation slots are kept
clear of debris.
Do not use the lawn trimmer
(edge trimmer), if the cords
are damaged or worn.
Keep extension cords away
from cutting elements.
Labels on appliance
The following warning symbols are found on the appliance:
Read the manual prior to operation.
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Wear suitable ear protectors when operating this
appliance.
Always remove the plug from the socket before
inspecting a damaged cable. Be careful not to
use your strimmer if the cable is damaged.
Beware of flying objects. Keep bystanders away
from the cutting area.
Do not expose the appliance to rain or high
humidity.
Directive 2000/14/EC guaranteed sound power.
Additional safety instructions for batteries and
chargers
Batteries
u Never attempt to open for any reason.
u Do not expose the battery to water.
u Do not store in locations where the temperature may
exceed 40 °C.
u Charge only at ambient temperatures between 10 °C and
40 °C.
u Charge only using the charger provided with the tool.
u When disposing of batteries, follow the instructions given
in the section "Protecting the environment".
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Wear safety glasses or goggles when operating
this appliance.
Do not attempt to charge damaged batteries.
(Original instructions)
Chargers
u Use your BLACK+DECKER charger only to charge the
battery in the tool with which it was supplied. Other
batteries could burst, causing personal injury and damage.
u Never attempt to charge non-rechargeable batteries.
u Have defective cords replaced immediately.
u Do not expose the charger to water.
u Do not open the charger.
u Do not probe the charger.
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The charger is intended for indoor use only.
Read the instruction manual before use.
Electrical safety
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Your charger is double insulated; therefore no
earth wire is required. Always check that the
mains voltage corresponds to the voltage on the
rating plate. Never attempt to replace the charger
unit with a regular mains plug.
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the
manufacturer or an authorised BLACK+DECKER Service
Centre in order to avoid a hazard.
Features
This appliance includes some or all of the following features.
1. On/off switch
2. Handle
3. Lock off button
4. Battery
5. Second handle
6. Guard
7. Spool housing
8. Head
9. Edge guide
Assembly
Warning! Before assembly, make sure that the tool is
switched off and unplugged.
Fitting the guard (fig. A-B)
Remove the screw from the guard.
u Keeping the guard (6) square to the strimmer head (8)
slide it into place until the retaining tab clicks into place
(Ensure that the guide rails (10) on the guard (6) are
correctly aligned with the guide rails (11) on the strimmer
head (8). fig. A).
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u Secure the guard (6) with the screw (12).
Warning! Never use the tool unless the guard is properly
fitted.
Attaching the second handle (fig. C)
Press in and hold both of the buttons (14) on the side of
the handle.
u Slide the second handle (5) in place over the buttons (14).
Warning! Ensure that the teeth on the button are correctly
aligned in slots in the handle and that the handle is secure.
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Adjusting the position of the secondary handle
(fig. D)
The second handle (5) can be adjusted to provide optimum
balance and comfort.
u Press in the button (15) on the left side od the handle.
u Rotate the second handle (5) into the required position.
u Release the button (15).
Warning! Ensure that the teeth on the button are correctly
aligned in slots in the handle and that the handle is secure.
Adjusting the height of the tool (fig. E)
This tool has a telescopic mechanism, allowing you to set it to
a comfortable height. There are multiple height settings.
To adjust the height setting, proceed as follows:
u Disconnect the tool from the supply.
u Loosen the adjustment collar (16) by turning it clockwise.
u Gently pull the tube (17) in or out of the handle (2) to the
desired height.
u Tighten the adjustment collar (16) by turning anticlockwise.
Releasing the cutting line
In transit, the cutting line is taped to the spool housing.
Warning! Before assembly, remove the battery from the tool.
u Remove the tape holding the cutting line to the spool
housing (7).
Fitting and removing the battery (fig. F)
To fit the battery (4), line it up with the receptacle on the
tool. Slide the battery into the receptacle and push until
the battery snaps into place.
u To remove the battery, push the release button (19) while
at the same time pulling the battery out of the receptacle.
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Use
Warning! Let the tool work at its own pace. Do not overload.
Charging the battery (fig. G)
The battery needs to be charged before first use and
whenever it fails to produce sufficient power on jobs that were
easily done before. The battery may become warm while
charging; this is normal and does not indicate a problem.
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Warning! Do not charge the battery at ambient temperatures
below 10 °C or above 40 °C. Recommended charging
temperature: approx. 24 °C.
Note: The charger will not charge a battery if the cell
temperature is below approximately 10 °C or above 40 °C.
The battery should be left in the charger and the charger
will begin to charge automatically when the cell
temperature warms up or cools down.
u To charge the battery (4), insert it into the charger (19).
The battery will only fit into the charger in one way. Do not
force. Be sure that the battery is fully seated in the
charger.
u Plug in the charger and switch on at the mains.
The charging indicator (20) will blink.
The charge is complete when the charging indicator (20)
switches to continuously on. The charger and the battery can
be left connected indefinitely. The LED will switch on as the
charger occasionally tops up the battery charge.
u Charge discharged batteries within 1 week. Battery life will
be greatly diminished if stored in a discharged state.
Slide the edge guide out of the motor housing. Ensure that
the edging guide (9) is fully extended, an audible click will
be heard.
Note: The head will only rotate in one direction.
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Switching on and off
To switch the tool on, press in and hold the lock off button
(3) then squeeze the trigger lever (1). Once the tool is
running you may release the lock off button (3).
u To switch the tool off, release the trigger lever.
Warning! Never attempt to lock the trigger lever in the on
position.
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Hints for optimum use
General
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In order to achieve optimum cutting results, only cut dry
grass.
Trimming
Hold the tool as shown in fig. K.
Gently swing the trimmer from side to side.
u When cutting long grass, work in stages from the top. Take
small cuts.
u Keep the tool away from hard objects and delicate plants.
u Cutting line will wear faster and require more feeding if the
cutting is done along pavements or other abrasive
surfaces or heavier weeds are being cut.
u If the tool starts running slowly, reduce the load.
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Leaving the battery in the charger
The charger and battery pack can be left connected with the
LED glowing indefinitely. The charger will keep the battery
pack fresh and fully charged.
Setting the tool to trimming or edging mode
(fig. H - J)
The tool can be used in trimming mode as shown in fig. E or in
edging mode to trim overhanging grass along lawn edges and
flower beds as shown in fig. F.
Trimming mode (fig. H)
For trimming, the trimmer head should be in the position
shown in fig. H. If it is not:
u Disconnect the tool from the supply.
u Loosen the adjustment collar (6) by turning it clockwise.
u Whilst holding the handle (2), rotate the head (8)
clockwise.
u Tighten the collar (6) by turning it anti-clockwise.
u Slide the edge guide (9) into the motor housing.
Note: Note: The head will only rotate in one direction.
Edging mode (fig. I & J)
For edging, the trimmer head should be in the position shown
in fig. I. If it is not:
u Disconnect the tool from the supply.
u Loosen the adjustment collar (6) by turning it clockwise.
u Whilst holding the handle (2), rotate the head (8)
anti-clockwise.
u Tighten the collar (6) by turning it anti-clockwise.
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Edging
Optimum cutting results are achieved on edges deeper than
50 mm.
u Do not use the tool to create edges. To create edges,
use an edging spade.
u Guide the tool as shown in fig. L.
u To make a closer cut, slightly tilt the tool.
Fitting a new spool of cutting line (fig. M)
Replacement spools of cutting line are available from your
BLACK+DECKER dealer (cat. no. A6481). .
u Unplug the tool.
u Keep the tabs (21) depressed and remove the spool cover
(22) from the housing (7).
u Remove the empty spool (23) from the housing.
u Remove any dirt and grass from the spool cover and
housing.
u Take the new spool and push it onto the boss in the
housing. Rotate the spool slightly until it is seated.
u Unclip the end of the cutting line and guide the line into
the eyelet (24). The line should protrude approx. 11 cm
from the spool cover.
(Original instructions)
Align the tabs (21) on the spool cover with the cut outs
(25) in the housing.
u Push the cover onto the housing until it snaps securely
into place.
Warning! If the cutting lines protrude beyond the trimming
blade (26), cut them off so that they just reach the blade.
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Winding new line onto an empty spool (fig. N - P)
You may wind new cutting line onto an empty spool.
Replacement packs of cutting line are available from your
BLACK+DECKER dealer (cat. no. A6170 (25 m), A6171
(40 m)).
u Remove the empty spool from the tool as described
above.
u Remove any remaining cutting line from the spool.
u Feed 2 cm of cutting line into the hole (27) in the spool as
shown (fig. N).
u Bend the cutting line and anchor it in the L-shaped slot
(28).
u Wind the cutting line onto the spool in the direction of the
arrow. Make sure to wind the line on neatly and in layers.
Do not criss-cross (fig. P).
u When the wound cutting line reaches the recesses (29),
cut the line. Let the line protrude approx. 12 cm from the
spool and hold a finger on the line to keep it in place (fig.
O).
u Proceed as described above to fit the spool on the tool.
Warning! Only use the appropriate type of BLACK+DECKER
cutting line.
Troubleshooting
If your tool seems not to operate properly, follow the
instructions below. If this does not solve the problem, please
contact your local BLACK+DECKER repair agent.
Warning! Before proceeding, unplug the tool.
Appliance runs slowly
Check that the spool housing can rotate freely. Carefully
clean it if necessary.
u Check that the cutting line does not protrude more than
11 cm from the spool housing. If it does, cut it off so that it
just reaches the line trimming blade.
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Automatic line feed does not work
Keep the tabs depressed and remove the spool cover
from the housing.
u Pull the cutting line until it protrudes 11 cm from the
housing. If insufficient cutting line is left on the spool,
install a new spool of cutting line as instructed above.
u Align the tabs on the spool cover with the cut outs in the
housing.
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Push the cover onto the housing until it snaps securely
into place.
u If the cutting line protrudes beyond the trimming blade, cut
it off so that it just reaches the blade.
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If the automatic line feed still does not work or the
spool is jammed, try the following suggestions:
Carefully clean the spool cover and housing.
Remove the spool and check if the lever can move freely.
u Remove the spool and unwind the cutting line, then wind it
on neatly again as described above. Replace the spool as
instructed.
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Maintenance
Your BLACK+DECKER corded/cordless appliance/tool has
been designed to operate over a long period of time with a
minimum of maintenance. Continuous satisfactory operation
depends upon proper tool/appliance care and regular
cleaning.
Your charger does not require any maintenance apart from
regular cleaning.
Warning! Before performing any maintenance on corded/
cordless power tools:
u Switch off and unplug the appliance/tool.
u Or switch off and remove the battery from the appliance/
tool if the appliance/tool has a separate battery pack.
u Or run the battery down completely if it is integral and then
switch off.
u Unplug the charger before cleaning it. Your charger does
not require any maintenance apart from regular cleaning.
u Regularly clean the ventilation slots in your tool/appliance
and charger using a soft brush or dry cloth.
u Regularly clean the motor housing using a damp cloth. Do
not use any abrasive or solvent-based cleaner.
u Regularly clean the cutting line and spool using a soft
brush or dry cloth.
u Regularly use a blunt scraper to remove grass and dirt
from the underneath of the guard.
Protecting the environment
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Separate collection. This product must not be
disposed of with normal household waste.
Should you find one day that your BLACK+DECKER product
needs replacement, or if it is of no further use to you, do not
dispose of it with household waste. Make this product
available for separate collection.
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Separate collection of used products and
packaging allows materials to be recycled and
used again.
Re-use of recycled materials helps prevent
environmental pollution and reduces the demand
for raw materials.
Local regulations may provide for separate collection of
electrical products from the household, at municipal waste
sites or by the retailer when you purchase a new product.
BLACK+DECKER provides a facility for the collection and
recycling of BLACK+DECKER products once they have
reached the end of their working life. To take advantage of this
service please return your product to any authorised repair
agent who will collect them on our behalf.
You can check the location of your nearest authorised repair
agent by contacting your local BLACK+DECKER office at the
address indicated in this manual. Alternatively, a list of
authorised BLACK+DECKER repair agents and full details of
our after-sales service and contacts are available on the
Internet at: www.2helpU.com
Batteries
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At the end of their useful life, discard batteries with
due care for our environment:
Run the battery down completely, then remove it from the
tool.
u NiCd, NiMH and Li-Ion batteries are recyclable. Place the
battery(s) in a suitable packaging to ensure that the
terminals cannot be short-circuited. Take them to any
authorised repair agent or a local recycling station.
u Do not short-circuit the battery terminals.
u Do not dispose of the battery(s) in a fire as this may result
in a risk of personal injury or an Explosion.
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Technical data
Input Voltage
V
No-Load Speed
min
Weight
kg
AC
-1
Battery
Voltage
V
Capacity
Ah
dc
Type
Charger
GLC1423L
GLC1825L
GLC1825L20
H1
H1
H1
GLC1823L
GLC1823L20
H1
H1
14.4
18
18
7100
7400
7400
1.3
1.5
1.5
BL1114
BL1518
BL12018
14.4
18
18
1.1
2.0
2.0
Li-Ion
Li-Ion
Li-Ion
905902**
905902**
905902**
(typ. 1)
(typ. 1)
(typ. 1)
Input Voltage
V
AC
100 - 240
100 - 240
100 - 240
Output Voltage
V
DC
8 - 20
8 - 20
8 - 20
Current
mA
400
400
400
Hand/arm weighted vibration value according to EN 786:
= 8.03 m/s , uncertainty (K) = 1.5 m/s .
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L (sound preasure) 75 dB(A)
uncertainty (K) = 4 dB(A)
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EC declaration of conformity
MACHINERY DIRECTIVE
OUTDOOR NOISE DIRECTIVE
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GLC1423L,GLC1823L,GLC1823L20,GLC1825L,GLC1825L20
Black & Decker declares that these products described under
"technical data" are in compliance with:
2006/42/EC, EN 60335-1, EN 60335-2-91
2000/14/EC, Lawn Trimmer, L ≤ 50 cm, Annex VIII
KEMA Quality B.V., Utrechtseweg 310, 6802 ED Arnhem,
The Netherlands
Notified Body ID No.: 0344
Level of accoustic power according to
2000/14/EC (Article 13, Annex III):
L (measure sound power) 9.28 dB(A)
Uncertainty (K) 1.2 dB(A)
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L (guaranteed sound power) 94 dB(A)
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These products also comply with directive 2014/30/EU &
2011/65/EU. For more information, please contact Black &
Decker at the following address or refer to the back of
the manual.
The undersigned is responsible for compilation of the technical
file and makes this declaration on behalf of Black & Decker.
R. Laverick
Engineering Manager
Black & Decker Europe, 210 Bath Road, Slough,
Berkshire, SL1 3YD
United Kingdom
29/09/2014
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Guarantee
Black & Decker is confident of the quality of its products and
offers an outstanding guarantee. This guarantee statement is
in addition to and in no way prejudices your statutory rights.
The guarantee is valid within the territories of the Member
States of the European Union and the European Free Trade
Area.
If a Black & Decker product becomes defective due to faulty
materials, workmanship or lack of conformity, within
24 months from the date of purchase, Black & Decker
guarantees to replace defective parts, repair products
subjected to fair wear and tear or replace such products to
ensure minimum inconvenience to the customer unless:
u The product has been used for trade, professional or hire
purposes;
u The product has been subjected to misuse or neglect;
u The product has sustained damage through foreign
objects, substances or accidents;
u Repairs have been attempted by persons other than
authorised repair agents or Black & Decker service staff.
To claim on the guarantee, you will need to submit proof of
purchase to the seller or an authorised repair agent. You can
check the location of your nearest authorised repair agent by
contacting your local Black & Decker office at the address
indicated in this manual. Alternatively, a list of authorised
Black & Decker repair agents and full details of our after-sales
service and contacts are available on the Internet at:
www.2helpU.com
Please visit our website www.blackanddecker.co.uk to
register your new BLACK+DECKER product and to be kept up
to date on new products and special offers. Further
information on the BLACK+DECKER brand and our range of
products is available at www.blackanddecker.co.uk
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Australia
New Zealand
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20 Fletcher Road, Mooroolbark,
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Tel. Fax 03-8720 5100
03-9727 5940
Black & Decker
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Tel. Fax +64 9 259 1133
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United Kingdom &
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09/2014
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