CONAIR CS3 Ceramic Flat Iron
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When using electrical appliances, especially when children are present, basic safety precautions should always be followed, including the following:
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING
KEEP AWAY FROM WATER
DANGER – Any appliance is electrically live even when the switch is off. To reduce the risk of death by electric shock:
- Always unplug appliance immediately after using.
- Do not use while bathing or in a shower.
- Do not place or store appliance where it can fall or be pulled into a tub or sink.
- Do not place in, or drop into water or other liquids.
- If an appliance falls into water, unplug it immediately. Do not reach into the water.
WARNING – To reduce the risk of burns, electrocution, fire, or injury to persons:
- This appliance should never be left unattended when plugged in.
- This appliance should not be used by, on, or near children or individuals with certain disabilities.
- Use this appliance only for its intended use as described in this manual. Do not use attachments not recommended by the manufacturer.
- Do not use an extension cord to operate appliance.
- Never operate this appliance if it has a damaged cord or plug, if it is not working properly, if it has been dropped or damaged, or dropped into water. Return the appliance to an authorized service center for examination and repair.
- Keep the cord away from heated surfaces.
- Do not pull, twist, or wrap line cord around appliance, even during storage.
- Never use while sleeping.
- Never block the air openings of the appliance or place the appliance on a soft surface, such as a bed or couch, where the air openings may be blocked. Keep the air openings free of lint, hair, and the like.
- Do not use outdoors or operate where aerosol (spray) products are being used or where oxygen is being administered.
- This straightener is hot when in use. Do not let heated surfaces touch eyes or skin.
- Do not place the heated straightener directly on any surface or on the appliance power cord while it is hot or plugged in.
- Before plugging in read, the information about dual voltage contained in the instruction section of this manual.
- Do not attempt to touch the housing of your appliance near the straightening plates, as it is hot when in use.
This straightening iron appliance is intended for household use. This unit is designed to operate at 120/240 volts AC. Use on Alternating Current (50/60 hertz) only.
This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other). As a safety feature, this plug will fit in a polarized outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit fully in the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician. Do not attempt to defeat this safety feature.
This straightening iron will automatically adjust to the proper voltage. Use an adapter plug with correct configuration prior to use in outlet.
Plug the straightening iron cord into any household outlet (120/240V). Press ON button. Red and green lights will blink alternately. When ready to use, green light will remain on and red light will turn off. The iron will heat up very quickly. To turn off, press OFF button. Green light will go off. Red light will remain on as a safety precaution to indicate the iron is still plugged in. Never leave your straightening iron on and unattended. However, should you fail to turn the unit off, it will shut itself off automatically within 60 minutes.
WARNING: The straightening iron’s ceramiccoated plates will get very hot within a few seconds and should not be placed in contact with the skin after the straightening iron has been turned on.
Start with a hair section that is 2 in. (5 cm) wide and no more than 1/2 in. (1.25 cm) thick. Open the iron and place a hair section between the two hot plates, close to the scalp. Trap hair between the plates by firmly squeezing the handles together. While maintaining the tension, slowly pull the unit down along the hair section toward the end of hair. At the end of hair section, release the pressure on the handle and allow the hair section to slide out. Repeat process on additional sections of hair until you achieve the hair style you desire. It may be necessary to repeat process on certain areas, depending on the texture of your hair.
Some experience is necessary when learning to use this straightening iron. After using iron several times, you will learn the ideal way to straighten and style your hair easily.
NOTE: Please refer to the temperature setting guide for heat settings.
STYLING WITH THE NEW EASY-GLIDE CERAMIC-COATED PLATES
The plates of your new straightening iron have an easy-glide ceramic surface, the latest in technological advances. The ceramic even heat distribution produces the ultimate in healthy, shiny, silky hair. And you’ll find that hair glides easily over the surface of the plates as you’re straightening, and it’s simpler to clean styling product residue, etc. off after each use. The ceramic surface also helps smooth down flyways and frizzies. As you smooth your hair, heat is evenly distributed so that the style you create has a salon-perfect, silky smooth, shiny finish. Hair also slips right through the plates after it’s straightened.
And that’s not all. Conair’s professional salon standards of engineering provide you with a Uniform Heat Recovery System that maintains the straightening iron at a constant temperature.
There is a constant surge of power to ensure that heat is continuously delivered for optimal styling results, unlike other units that lose heat during use. This provides consistent styling power so that every strand of your hair is set with the same level of heat and comes out the same way for a perfect finish.
The new ceramic technology is a pleasure to work with, makes styling your hair easier and provides more professional results.
USING INSTANT HEAT, THE 30 TEMPERATURE SETTINGS & UNIFORM HEAT RECOVERY SYSTEM
This straightening iron features Conair’s Instant Heat technology. It quickly heats up to the temperature you’ve selected for your hair type and is then ready to use.
Within this Instant Heat technology there are 30 temperature settings for every type of hair, from the finest to the curliest and most resistant.
Temperature Setting Guide
|TEMP. CONTROL||HAIR TYPE|
|Low 1–8||Delicate, thin, easy-to-straighten hair|
|Medium 9–14||Average to thick or treated hair|
|Med-High 15–20||Thick or wavy hair|
|High 21–25||Hard-to-straighten hair|
|Maximum 26–30||Very resistant hair|
GET TO KNOW YOUR CERAMIC STRAIGHTENING IRON
Your straightening iron is virtually maintenancefree. No lubrication is needed. Keep all vents and openings clear of dirt and dust. If cleaning becomes necessary, disconnect the unit from the power source, allow to cool and wipe exterior with a cloth. If any abnormal condition occurs, unplug the unit, allow it to cool, and return it for repair to an authorized service representative only. No repairs should be attempted by the consumer.
NEVER allow the power supply cord to be pulled, twisted, or severely bent. Never wrap the cord tightly around the appliance. Damage will occur at the high flex point of entry into the appliance, causing it to rupture and short. Inspect the cord frequently for damage. Stop use immediately if damage is visible or if unit stops or operates intermittently.
When not in use, your appliance is easy to store. Allow appliance to cool, then store out of reach of children in a safe, dry location. Do not jerk or strain cord at plug connections.
WARNING: IF YOU THINK THE POWER IS OFF WHEN THE SWITCH IS OFF, YOU’RE WRONG.
KEEP AWAY FROM WATER
Everyone knows that electricity and water are a dangerous combination. But did you know that an electric appliance is still electrically live even if the switch is off? If the plug is in, the power is on. So when you are not using your appliances, keep them unplugged.
ALWAYS UNPLUG SMALL APPLIANCES
LIMITED TWO-YEAR WARRANTY
Conair will repair or replace, at our option, your appliance free of charge for 24 months from the date of purchase if the appliance is defective in workmanship or materials.
To obtain service under this warranty, return the defective product to the service center listed together with your sales slip and $5.00 for postage and handling. California residents need only provide proof of purchase and should call 1-800-3-CONAIR for shipping instructions. In the absence of a receipt, the warranty period shall be 24 months from the date of manufacture.
ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, OBLIGATIONS, OR LIABILITIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SHALL BE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE 24-MONTH DURATION OF THIS WARRANTY. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations may not apply to you.
IN NO EVENT SHALL CONAIR BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR BREACH OF THIS OR ANY OTHER WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WHATSOEVER. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of special, incidental, or consequential damages, so the above limitation may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary from state to state.
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