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Safety tips for using electric iron

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To protect against burns or injury when using an electric iron to prevent injury, Here are some safety precautions taken into consideration when using an electric iron.

1. The electrical iron should always be turned OFF before plugging into or unplugging from an electrical outlet. Never pull the cord to disconnect from the outlet; instead, grasp the plug and pull to disconnect.

2. Let the electrical iron cool completely before putting it away.

3. Always disconnect the electrical iron from the electrical outlet when filling with or emptying water and when not in use.

4. Do not operate iron with a damaged cord or if the iron has been damaged. To avoid the risk of electrical shock do not disassemble the iron and take it to a qualified technician for examination or repair. Incorrect reassembly can cause a risk of electric shock when the iron is iron is in use.

5. Do not operate the electrical iron if it has been dropped, if there are visible signs of damage or if it is leaking.

6. Close supervision is necessary for any appliance being used by or near children. Do not leave the electrical iron unattended while connected or on an ironing board.

7. Burns can occur from touching hot metal parts, hot water, or steam. Use caution when you turn a steam iron upside down or use the surge of steam – there may be hot water in the water tank. Avoid rapid movement of iron to minimize hot water spillage.

8. To avoid a circuit overload, do not operate another high-wattage appliance on the same circuit.

9. If an extension cord is necessary, a minimum cord rating of 15-ampere should be used. Cords rated for less amperage can result in a risk of fire or electrical shock due to overheating. Care should be taken to arrange the cord so that it cannot be pulled or tripped over.