Important Safety Information
Failure to follow these safety instructions could result in fire, electric
shock, or other injury or damage.
Proper handling Do not drop, disassemble, open, crush, bend, deform, puncture,
shred, microwave, incinerate, paint, or insert foreign objects into iPod shuffle.
Water and wet locations Do not use iPod shuffle in rain, or near washbasins or
other wet locations. Take care not to spill any food or liquid on iPod shuffle. In case
iPod shuffle gets wet, unplug all cables, turn off iPod shuffle (slide the three-way switch
to OFF) before cleaning, and allow it to dry thoroughly before turning it on again. Do
not attempt to dry iPod shuffle with an external heat source, such as a microwave
oven or hair dryer.
iPod shuffle repairs Never attempt to repair or modify iPod shuffle yourself. If
iPod shuffle has been submerged in water, punctured, or subjected to a severe fall,
do not use it until you take it to an Apple Authorized Service Provider. iPod shuffle
doesn’t contain any user-serviceable parts. Disassembling iPod shuffle, including the
removal of the back cover, may cause damage that is not covered under warranty.
For service information, choose iPod Help from the Help menu in iTunes or go to
www.apple.com/support/ipod/service. The rechargeable battery in iPod shuffle should
be replaced only by an Apple Authorized Service Provider. For more information
about batteries, go to www.apple.com/support/ipod/service/battery.
Apple USB Power Adapter If you use the Apple USB Power Adapter (available
separately at www.apple.com/ipodstore) to charge iPod shuffle, make sure that
the power adapter is fully assembled before you plug it into a power outlet. Then
insert the Apple USB Power Adapter firmly into the power outlet. Do not connect
or disconnect the Apple USB Power Adapter with wet hands. Do not use any power
adapter other than the Apple USB Power Adapter to charge your iPod shuffle.
The Apple USB Power Adapter may become warm during normal use. Always
allow adequate ventilation around the Apple USB Power Adapter and use care
Unplug the Apple USB Power Adapter if any of the following conditions exist:
The power cord or plug has become frayed or damaged.
The adapter is exposed to rain, liquids, or excessive moisture.
The adapter case has become damaged.
You suspect the adapter needs service or repair.
You want to clean the adapter.
Hearing damage Permanent hearing loss may occur if earbuds or headphones are
used at high volume. Set the volume to a safe level. You can adapt over time to a
higher volume of sound that may sound normal but can be damaging to your hearing.
If you experience ringing in your ears or muffled speech, stop listening and have your
hearing checked. The louder the volume, the less time is required before your hearing
could be affected. Hearing experts suggest that to protect your hearing:
Limit the amount of time you use earbuds or headphones at high volume.
Avoid turning up the volume to block out noisy surroundings
Turn the volume down if you can’t hear people speaking near you.
For information about how to set a volume limit on iPod shuffle, see “Setting a Volume
Limit” on page 27.
Headphones safety Use of earphones (even if used in only one ear) while driving a
vehicle or riding a bicycle is not recommended and is illegal in some areas. Check and
obey the applicable laws and regulations on the use of earphones and devices such as
iPod shuffle in the areas where you drive or ride. Be careful and attentive while driving.
Stop using iPod shuffle if you find it disruptive or distracting while operating any type
of vehicle, or performing any other activity that requires your full attention.
Safety and Handling