Important Safety Information

Important Safety Information

PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE DOCUMENT CAREFULLY, BECAUSE IT CONTAINS IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE SAFE USE OF BLUEANT DEVICES

  • Hearing loss may occur if a headset is used at maximum volumes for more than 5 minutes per day, or at medium volumes for more than 1 hour per day.
  • Exposure to sound at close range such as via an ear piece in your ear may result in hearing loss, even at low levels.

Do not listen at high volumes. Remember that your ears will adapt to the volume level and if you change to higher levels your ear may feel no discomfort but damage to your hearing may be occurring.

BlueAnt Recommends That You:

  • Set the volume control in a low position before putting the headset or headphones on your ears.
  • Limit the amount of time you use headsets or headphones at high volume.
  • Avoid turning up the volume to block out noisy surroundings.
  • Turn the volume down if you cannot hear people speaking near you.

Should you experience any discomfort after using the product, stop using it immediately. If the problem persists seek medical assistance immediately.

Using Ear Gels

Your BlueAnt headset will come with ear gels or foam tips that are designed to provide a secure fit in your ear while providing high quality audio.

  • Ear gels and tips are designed to sit comfortably in your ear and should not be forced into your ear at any time. If you have trouble fitting the ear gel or foam please refer to the owner's manual for correct insertion and usage information.
  • Always make sure that the ear gel or foam is fitted securely to your device before placing it in your ear.

Smart Practices While Driving

Check the laws and regulations on the use of mobile devices and accessories such as your BlueAnt device in the areas where you drive. Always obey them. DO NOT USE MOBILE DEVICES AND ACCESSORIES IN AREAS WHERE THEIR USE IS PROHIBITED. ENSURE THAT YOUR USE COMPLIES WITH ANY RESTRICTIONS.

Your BlueAnt device lets you communicate by voice when wireless service is available and safe conditions allow. When driving a car, driving is your first responsibility.

If you choose to use your Bluetooth device while driving, remember the following tips:

  • Get to know your BlueAnt device and its features such as speed dial and redial. These features help you to place your call without taking your attention off the road.
  • If you receive an incoming call at an inconvenient time, let your voice mail answer it for you.
  • Let the person you are speaking to know you are driving; if necessary, suspend the call in heavy traffic or hazardous weather conditions. Rain, sleet, snow, ice, and heavy traffic can be hazardous.
  • Do not take notes or look up phone numbers while driving. Remember that your primary responsibility is driving safely.
  • Do not engage in stressful or emotional conversations that may be distracting. Make people you are talking to aware you are driving and suspend conversations that can divert your attention away from the road.
  • In the case of fire, traffic accidents, medical or other serious emergencies, dial the local emergency number.
  • Call roadside assistance or a special non-emergency wireless assistance number when necessary.

Care and Handling

Your BlueAnt Bluetooth device is a precision engineered instrument. To ensure its ongoing performance, you should look after it as you would any quality consumer electronic product, and use it in accordance with the instructions.

BlueAnt recommends that you take the following precautions.

  • Avoid leaving your device in direct sunlight, such as on the dashboard or console of a car or truck. Do not leave your device unattended in your vehicle.
  • Do not leave your device, or use your device, in any area where the temperature may exceed 60 degrees Centigrade (140 degrees Fahrenheit), such as inside a closed car on a hot day. Remember that on a hot day the temperature inside a closed car may be significantly higher than the outside air temperature.
  • Do not leave your device, or use your device, in any area where the temperature is likely to drop below 0 degrees Centigrade (32 degrees Fahrenheit).
  • Do not leave your device, or use your device, in any area exposed to humidity, dust, soot, other foreign objects, smoke, or steam as this may cause your device to malfunction.
  • Do not use any household or industrial grade detergents or cleaners to clean your device. If your device becomes dirty or smeared, in most instances a wipe with a dry or slightly damp cloth should be sufficient to clean it.
  • Do not leave your Bluetooth device plugged into a wall or car charger for long periods after it is fully charged. BlueAnt does not recommend long periods of continued charging.
  • Before charging your BlueAnt device, make sure that the AC outlet, adaptor and cable are not damaged. If you notice any abnormalities, seek advice from a qualified professional.
  • Unless it specifically states otherwise, your BlueAnt device is not waterproof and should be removed and placed in a dry area in the event of being exposed to any drizzle, rain or water.
  • If traveling internationally, ensure that your BlueAnt wall or car power adapter is approved for use in the country where you plan to use it and that the adapter voltage is suited to the local power supply.
  • Should a fault develop with your BlueAnt product, contact BlueAnt for advice on how to proceed. Do not attempt to repair or alter any BlueAnt product yourself.

Approved Accessories

The use of accessories not approved by BlueAnt, including but not limited to batteries, antennas, wall adapters, car chargers, ear gels and foam tips and convertible covers, may cause your BlueAnt device to malfunction or in the case of non-approved electrical accessories may cause the device to exceed RF energy exposure guidelines.

Use of non approved accessories will void your devices warranty. For a list of approved BlueAnt accessories, visit our website at: www.blueantwireless.com.

Electromagnetic Interference

Nearly every electronic device is susceptible to electromagnetic interference (EMI) if inadequately shielded, designed, or otherwise configured for electromagnetic compatibility.

Similar to a mobile phone, your BlueAnt device is a low power transmitter / receiver and is covered by regulations pertaining to such devices. Turn off your BlueAnt device in any facility where posted notices instruct you to do so. These facilities may include hospitals or health care facilities that may be using equipment that is sensitive to external RF energy.

  • When instructed to do so, turn off your BlueAnt device when on board an aircraft. Any use of a mobile device must be in accordance with applicable laws, regulations and airline crew instructions.
  • Some Bluetooth devices may interfere with some hearing aids. In the event of such interference, you may want to consult your hearing aid manufacturer or physician to discuss alternatives.
  • If you use any other personal medical device, consult the manufacturer of your device to determine if it is adequately shielded from RF energy. Your doctor or physician may be able to assist you in obtaining this information.
  • If you are in doubt about whether your BlueAnt device or mobile phone can be safely turned on or used, please consult an authorized person in the location you want to use your BlueAnt device. If no authorized person is available or you remain uncertain, BlueAnt recommends that you turn off your Bluetooth device and any mobile phones unless they are required in an emergency situation.

FCC Notice To Users

15.21

BlueAnt has not expressly approved the user to make any changes or modifications to this device. You are cautioned that if you make any changes or modifications to this device, you can void your authority to operate the equipment. See 47 CFR section 15.21.

15.19(3)

This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. See 47 CFR section 15.19(3) & (5).

15.105(b)

If your mobile device or accessory has a USB connector, or is otherwise considered a computer peripheral device whereby it can be connected to a computer for purposes of transferring data, then it is considered a Class B device and the following statement applies:

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 to 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.

See 47 CFR section 15.105(b)

FCC RF Radiation Exposure Statement

Headset Products: This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. End users must follow the specific operating instructions for satisfying RF exposure compliance. This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.

Speakerphone Products: This equipment must be installed and operated in accordance with provided instructions and the antenna(s) used for this transmitter must be installed to provide a separation distance of at least 20 cm from all persons and must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter. End-users and installers must be provided with antenna installation instructions and transmitter operating conditions for satisfying RF exposure compliance.

Industry Canada Notice to Users

Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause interference and (2) This device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device. See RSS-GEN 7.1.5.

European Union Directives Conformance Statement

Hereby, BlueAnt declares that this product is in compliance with:

  • The essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC
  • All other relevant EU Directives

Caring for the Environment by Recycling

(Applicable in the European Union and other European countries with separate collection systems)

Do Not Dispose Of In Trash

This symbol on a BlueAnt product or its literature indicates that it should not be disposed of with other household waste at the end of its working life. To prevent possible harm to the environment or human health from uncontrolled waste disposal, please separate this from other types of wastes and recycle it responsibly to promote the sustainable reuse of material resources.

Household users should contact either the retailer where they purchased this product, or their local government office, for details of where and how they can take this item for environmentally safe recycling. Business users should contact their supplier and check the terms and conditions of the purchase contract. This product should not be mixed with other commercial waste for disposal.

Recycling Bluetooth Accessories

Do not dispose of Bluetooth accessories, such as chargers or headsets, with your household waste. In some countries or regions, collection systems are set up to handle electrical and electronic waste items, and may prohibit or restrict how such items are disposed of. Check the laws and regulations for your areas to determine how to properly dispose of such items. Contact your regional authorities for more details. If collection systems are not available, please return unwanted accessories to any BlueAnt Approved Service Center for your region.