Important Safety Instructions. Ryobi RY40270-PRN

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When using electric gardening appliances, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and personal injury.

 wearing sandals or similar lightweight footwear. Wear protective footwear that will protect your feet and improve your footing on slippery surfaces.


 For safe operation, read and understand all instructions before using this product. Follow all safety instructions.

Failure to follow all safety instructions listed below, can result in serious personal injury.

 Do not allow children or untrained individuals to use this unit.

 such as rocks, broken glass, nails, wire, or string which can be thrown or become entangled in the machine.

 Always wear eye protection with side shields marked to comply with ANSI Z87.1. Following this rule will reduce the risk of serious personal injury.

 operation is dusty.

 eration is dusty. Following this rule will reduce the risk of serious personal injury.

 Dress Properly – Use of rubber gloves and substantial footwear is recommended when working outdoors. Wear heavy, long pants, long sleeves, boots, and gloves. Do not wear loose fitting clothing, short pants, sandals, or go barefoot. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. They can be caught in moving parts. Secure long hair above shoulder level to prevent entanglement in moving parts.

 pets at least 50 ft. away.

Do not operate this unit when you are tired, ill, upset, or under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or medication.

reaching can result in loss of balance.

 the locked or off position before inserting battery pack.

Carrying tools with your finger on the switch trigger or inserting the battery pack into a tool with the switch on invites accidents.

Any tool that cannot be controlled with the switch trigger is dangerous and must be repaired.

 the appliance before storing, servicing, or changing accessories such as cutting line. Such preventive safety measures reduce the risk of starting the tool accidentally.

accessories. Use of any other parts may create a hazard or cause product damage.

 cracked, chipped, or damaged in any way. Be sure the string head is properly installed and securely fastened.

Failure to do so can cause serious injury. Follow instructions for lubrication and changing accessories. Inspect charger cord periodically and, if damaged, have it replaced.

Keep power head handles dry, clean, and free from grease and oil.

 ance, a guard or other part that is damaged should be carefully checked to determine that it will operate properly and perform its function. Check for alignment of moving parts, binding of moving parts, breakage of parts, mounting and any other condition that may effect its operation.

A guard or other part that is damaged should be properly repaired or replaced by an authorized service center unless indicated elsewhere in this manual.

 such as in the presence of flammable liquids, gases, or dust. Power tools create sparks which may ignite the dust or fumes.

 to rain or wet conditions. Water entering an appliance will increase the risk of electric shock.

 job except that for which it is intended.

 less likelihood of a risk of injury at the rate for which it was designed.

 Make sure all guards, straps, deflectors and handles are properly and securely attached.

 Use only the manufacturer’s replacement string in the cutting head when using a string trimmer attachment.

Do not use any other cutting attachment, for example, metal wire, rope, or the like. To install any other brand of cutting head to the string trimmer attachment can result in serious personal injury.

 in good condition.

 Maintain a firm grip on both handles while trimming. Keep string head below waist level. Never cut with the string head located over 30 in. or more above the ground.

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 not remove cut material or hold material to be cut when blades are moving. Make sure the switch is off when clearing jammed material. Saw chain continues to move after the switch is turned off. A moment of inattention while operating the extended-reach pruner may result in serious personal injury.

saw chain stopped. When transporting or storing the extended-reach pruner, always fit the saw chain device cover. Proper handling of the extended-reach pruner will reduce possible personal injury from the saw chain.

 head and attachments should be stored indoors in a dry, locked place out of the reach of children.

 glass, nails, wire, string, etc.) which can be thrown or become entangled in cutting head.

heating the motor. Clean after each use.

 in use. Carry the unit with the motor stopped.

 Use extra care when cleaning on stairs.

 Remove or disconnect battery before servicing, cleaning or removing material from the gardening appliance.

 Use battery only with charger listed. For use with 40V lithium-ion battery packs. See Tool/Appliance/Battery

Pack/Charger Correlation Supplement 988000-842.

 Do not dispose of the batteries in a fire. The cell may explode. Check with local codes for possible special disposal instructions.

 Do not open or mutilate the batteries. Released electrolyte is corrosive and may cause damage to the eyes or skin.

It may be toxic if swallowed.

 heat. This will reduce the risk of explosion and possibly injury.

 ignition, such as a pilot light. To reduce the risk of serious personal injury, never use any cordless product in the presence of open flame. An exploded battery can propel debris and chemicals. If exposed, flush with water immediately.

 Do not crush, drop or damage battery pack. Do not use a battery pack or charger that has been dropped or received a sharp blow. A damaged battery is subject to explosion. Properly dispose of a dropped or damaged battery immediately.

 Exercise care in handling batteries in order not to short the battery with conducting materials such as rings, bracelets, and keys. The battery or conductor may overheat and cause burns.

 outlet; therefore, they are always in operating condition.

Be aware of possible hazards when not using your battery tool or when changing accessories. Following this rule will reduce the risk of electric shock, fire, or serious personal injury.

 Do not charge battery tool in rain, or damp or wet location.

Following this rule will reduce the risk of electric shock.

 Do not use battery-operated appliance in rain.

 Do not grasp the exposed cutting blades or cutting edges when picking up or holding the appliance.

 Do not allow power head to be used as a toy. Close attention is necessary when used by or near children.

 Do not handle charger, including charger plug, and charger terminals with wet hands.

leakage may occur. If liquid comes in contact with your skin, wash immediately with soap and water, then neutralize with lemon juice or vinegar. If liquid gets into your eyes, flush them with clean water for at least 10 minutes, then seek immediate medical attention. Following this rule will reduce the risk of serious personal injury.

 Refer to them frequently and use them to instruct others who may use this power tool.

If you loan someone this power tool, loan them these instructions also.



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The following signal words and meanings are intended to explain the levels of risk associated with this product.



Indicates a hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.


Indicates a hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.



Indicates a hazardous situation, that, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury.

(Without Safety Alert Symbol) Indicates information considered important, but not related to a potential injury (e.g. messages relating to property damage).

Some of the following symbols may be used on this product. Please study them and learn their meaning. Proper interpretation of these symbols will allow you to operate the product better and safer.


Safety Alert Indicates a potential personal injury hazard.

Read Operator’s


Eye Protection

To reduce the risk of injury, user must read and understand operator’s manual before using this product.

Always wear eye protection with side shields marked to comply with ANSI Z87.1.

Do not expose to rain or use in damp locations.

Wet Conditions Alert

Keep Bystanders


Ricochet no



Hz min

No Blade

Recycle Symbol

Direct Current

No Load Speed

Per Minute




Keep all bystanders at least 50 ft. away.

Thrown objects can ricochet and result in personal injury or property damage.

Do not install or use any type of blade on a product displaying this symbol.

This product uses lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries. Local, state, or federal laws may prohibit disposal of batteries in ordinary trash. Consult your local waste authority for information regarding available recycling and/ or disposal options.

Type or a characteristic of current

Rotational speed, at no load

Revolutions, strokes, surface speed, orbits etc., per minute


Frequency (cycles per second)


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