Braun Silk Epil 5 - 5185 manual

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  • Brand: Braun
  • Product: Epilator
  • Model/name: Silk Epil 5 - 5185
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English, French, Spanish, Dutch, German, Italian, Swedish, Portuguese, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish

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Silk• épil 5
®
Epilator
Épilateur
Legs & Body
Jambes et corps
5280
Legs / Jambes
5185
5
Type 5340
Modèle 5340
Modelo 5340
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Stapled booklet, 120x170mm, 32pages (incl. 8pages cover), 1/1c = black
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Freezer
Congélateur
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Only with model 5280
Seulement sur le modèle 5280
Only with model 5280
Seulement sur le modèle 5280
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English
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
When using an electrical appliance, basic precautions should always be
followed, including the following:
Read all instructions before using this appliance.
When disconnected, the hand-held part of this shaving appliance
may be cleaned under water.
DANGER
To reduce the risk of electric shock:
1. Use only in dry condition.
2. Do not submerge in water.
3. Do not reach for an appliance that has fallen into water. Unplug
immediately.
4. Do not use while bathing or in a shower.
5. Do not place or store the appliance where it can fall or be pulled into
a tub or sink. Do not place in or drop into water or other liquid.
6. Always unplug this appliance from the electrical outlet immediately
after using.
7. Unplug this appliance before cleaning.
8. This appliance is provided with a special cord set with integrated
Safety Extra Low Voltage power supply. Do not exchange or
manipulate any part of it.
9. Do not use an extension cord with this appliance.
FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY
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WARNING
To reduce the risk of burns, fire, electric shock, or injury to persons:
1. An appliance should never be left unattended when plugged-in.
2. Close supervision is necessary when this appliance is used by, on,
or near children or invalids.
3. Use this appliance only for its intended use as described in this
manual.
Do not use attachments not recommended by the manufacturer.
4. 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 if the
power supply has been dropped into water. Return the appliance to
a service center for examination and repair.
5. Keep the cord away from heated surfaces.
6. Never drop or insert any object into any opening.
7. Do not use outdoors or operate where aerosol (spray) products are
being used or where oxygen is being administered.
8. Do not use this appliance with a damaged or broken foil, as serious
skin injuries may occur.
9. Always attach plug to appliance first, then to outlet. To disconnect,
turn all controls to «off», then remove plug from outlet.
10. When plugging to an electrical outlet outside the USA, use a plug
adapter to match the outlet’s pin configuration.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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Our products are engineered to meet the
highest standards of quality, functionality
and design. We hope you thoroughly
enjoy using your Braun Silk·épil 5.
Please read the use instructions carefully
and completely before using the appli-
ance and keep them for future reference.
Braun Silk·épil 5 has been designed to
make the removal of unwanted hair as
efficient, gentle and easy as possible. Its
proven epilation system removes hair at
the root, leaving your skin smooth for
about 19 days.
Important
• This appliance is suitable for
cleaning under running tap
water.
Warning: Detach the appliance from
the power supply before cleaning any
of the heads with water.
• For hygienic reasons, do not share this
appliance with other persons.
• When switched on, the appliance must
never come in contact with the hair on
your head, eyelashes, ribbons, etc. to
prevent any danger of injury as well as
to prevent blockage or damage to the
appliance.
• Never use the epilation head (2)
without a cap (1).
General information on epilation
All methods of hair removal at the root
can lead to ingrown hair and irritation
(e.g. itching, discomfort and reddening
of the skin) depending on the condition
of the skin and hair. This is a normal
reaction and should quickly disappear,
but may be stronger when you are
removing hair at the root for the first
few times or if you have sensitive skin.
If, after 36 hours, the skin still shows
irritation, we recommend that you
contact your physician. In general, the
skin reaction and the sensation of pain
tend to diminish considerably with the
repeated use of Silk·épil.
In some cases inflammation of the skin
could occur when bacteria penetrate
the skin (e.g. when sliding the appliance
over the skin). Thorough cleaning of
the epilation head before each use will
minimise the risk of infection.
If you have any doubts about using this
appliance, please consult your physician.
In the following cases, this appliance
should only be used after prior consul-
tation with a physician:
– eczema, wounds, inflamed skin
reactions such as folliculitis (purulent
hair follicles) and varicose veins,
– around moles,
– reduced immunity of the skin, e.g.
diabetes mellitus, during pregnancy,
Raynaud’s disease, haemophilia,
candida or immune deficiency.
Some useful tips
If you have not used an epilator before,
or if you have not epilated for a longer
period of time, it may take a short time
for your skin to adapt to epilation. The
discomfort experienced in the beginning
will decrease considerably with repeated
use as the skin adapts to the process.
Epilation is easier and more comfortable
when the hair has the optimal length of
2–5 mm (0.08 – 0.2 in). If hairs are
longer, we recommend that you first
shave (see section B) and epilate the
shorter, re-growing hairs a week later.
When epilating for the first time, it is
advisable to epilate in the evening, so
that any possible reddening can
disappear overnight. To relax the skin we
recommend applying a moisture cream
after epilation.
Fine hair which re-grows might not grow
up to the skin surface. The regular use of
massage sponges (e.g. after showering)
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or exfoliation peelings helps to prevent
in-growing hair as the gentle scrubbing
action removes the upper skin layer and
fine hair can get through to the skin
surface.
Description
1a High frequency massaging rollers
1b Efficiency cap (only with model 5280)
2 Epilation head with tweezer element
3 Light
4 On/off switch
5 Release button
6 Special cord set
7 Shaver head attachment with
trimmer cap (only with model 5280)
8 Cooling glove
Preparing for use
• Your skin must be dry and free from
grease or cream.
• Before use, always make sure that
the epilation head (2) is clean and
provided with a cap (1).
• To change caps, press their lateral ribs
and pull off.
• To change heads, press the release
button (5).
Cooling glove for optional skin
cooling
For the first few epilations or if you have
sensitive skin, you can use the cooling
glove (8), recommended by dermatolo-
gists to help reduce possible skin
irritation.
• Ensure that the gel pack has been
in the deep freezer (***) for at least
2 hours (for convenience you can store
the gel packs in the freezer).
• Insert the gel pack underneath the
cooling glove’s transparent foil. Use
only with glove.
• Put transparent (cool) side of the glove
on your leg.
• Start cooling for approximately
30 seconds, longer if needed.
• Epilate the cooled skin area immedi-
ately.
• Repeat cooling and epilating until
completion.
• While epilating, please ensure your
skin is dry.
Important: Apply cooling glove to the
same area for no longer than 2 minutes.
Keep away from sunlight. Do not use
gel pack when damaged. Dispose of
in household waste. Do not use if you
are hypersensitive, allergic to the cold,
or if your skin suffers from sensory
disturbances, when suffering from
cardiac diseases or arterial circulatory
disorders.
A How to epilate
The epilation head (2) features Close-
Grip Technology to ensure extra
efficiency especially with short hairs:
The 40 tweezers always keep close
contact to the skin to remove hairs as
short as grain of sand. The pivoting head
perfectly adapts to the body contours for
maximum thoroughness.
The high frequency massaging rollers
(1a) stimulate your skin effectively for an
extra gentle epilation.
The efficiency cap (1b) for fast epilation
ensures maximum skin contact,
positioning the tweezers at the optimal
position at all times.
1 Turning on
Turn the on/off switch (4) to operate
the appliance:
«I» = extra gentle
«II» = extra efficient
When switched on, the light (3) illumi-
nates the area to be epilated. This
gives you a better control for improved
epilation efficiency.
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2 How to guide the appliance
• Always stretch your skin when
epilating.
• Always make sure that the epilation
area is in close contact with your skin.
• The pivoting head automatically adapts
to the contours of your skin.
• Guide the appliance in a slow, con-
tinuous movement without pressure
against the hair growth, in the direction
of the switch. As hair can grow in
different directions, it may also be
helpful to guide the appliance in
different directions to achieve optimal
results. The pulsating movements of
the massaging rollers stimulate and
relax the skin for a gentler epilation.
• If you are used to the sensation of
epilation and prefer a faster way of
removing hair, attach the efficiency
cap (1b) replacing the massaging
rollers (1a).
3 Leg epilation
Epilate your legs from the lower leg in
an upward direction. When epilating
behind the knee, keep the leg
stretched out straight.
4 Underarm and bikini line epilation
Please be aware that especially at the
beginning, these areas are particularly
sensitive to pain. Therefore, we
recommend that you start with switch
setting I. With repeated usage the pain
sensation will diminish.
Before epilating, thoroughly clean the
respective area to remove residues
(like deodorant). Then carefully dab
dry with a towel. When epilating the
underarm, keep your arm raised up so
that the skin is stretched and guide the
appliance in different directions. As
skin may be more sensitive directly
after epilation, avoid using irritating
substances such as deodorants with
alcohol.
5 Cleaning the epilation head
Before cleaning, unplug the appliance.
Regular cleaning ensures better
performance.
a Brush cleaning:
Remove the cap and brush it out.
Thoroughly clean the tweezers from
the rear side of the epilator head with
the brush dipped into alcohol. While
doing so, turn the tweezer element
manually. This cleaning method
ensures best hygienic conditions for
the epilation head.
b Cleaning under running water:
Remove the cap. Hold the appliance
with the epilation head under running
water.
Then press the release button (5) to
remove the epilation head (2).
Thoroughly shake both, the epilation
head and the appliance to make sure
that remaining water can drip out.
Leave both parts to dry. Before
reattaching, make sure that they are
completely dry.
B Using the shaver head
attachment
a Trimmer cap
b Shaver foil
c Trimmer
d Release buttons
e Trim/shave selector
f Cutter block
g Shaver head base
Shaving
• Remove the epilation head and put on
the shaver head attachment (7) by
clicking it in.
• Pressing one of the lock keys, turn the
switch clockwise to setting «II».
• Make sure the trim/shave selector is in
the « » position.
• For best results, always make sure
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that both, the shaver foil (b) and the
trimmer (c) are in contact with the skin
(A). Keeping your skin stretched (B),
slowly move the appliance against the
direction of hair growth. The trimmer
first raises all long hairs and cuts them
off. Then the flexible foil follows to
smooth away any stubble.
• When shaving or trimming in sensitive
areas, make sure that you always keep
your skin stretched to avoid injuries.
Contour trimming
For trimming precise line and contours,
lock the long hair trimmer by sliding the
trim/shave selector (e) to the position
« » (C1).
Pre-cutting hair for epilation
If you choose to pre-cut your hair to
the ideal length for epilation, place the
trimmer cap (a) onto the shaver head.
Slide the trim/shave selector to the « »
position.
Hold the appliance with the trimmer cap
lying flat on the skin. Guide it with the
comb tips against the hair growth as
shown in illustration C2.
As hair does not always grow in the same
direction, guide the appliance slightly
diagonally or in different directions in
order to achieve best results.
Cleaning the shaver head
After each use, unplug the appliance.
Brush cleaning
• Press the release buttons (d) to remove
the shaver head (D1). Tap the bottom
of the shaver head gently on a flat
surface (not on the foil).
• Brush out the cutter block and the
inside of the shaver head. However, do
not clean the shaver foil with the brush
as this may damage the foil.
Cleaning with water
Press the release buttons (d) to remove
the shaver head. Rinse the shaver head
and the cutter block separately under
running water (D2). Leave the cutter
block and the foil frame to dry separately
before reattaching them.
Keeping your shaver head
attachment in top shape
• The shaving parts need to be lubri-
cated regularly every 3 months (E).
If you clean the shaver head under
running water, please lubricate it after
every cleaning.
• Apply some light machine oil or vase-
line to the shaver foil and the metal
parts of the long hair trimmer. Then
remove the shaver head and also apply
a tiny amount of vaseline as shown in
picture section (E).
• The shaver foil and the cutter block
are precision parts that wear out with
time. To maintain optimal shaving
performance, replace your foil and
cutter block when you notice a
reduced shaving performance even
after cleaning the shaver head.
• Do not shave with a damaged foil or
cord.
How to replace the shaving parts
Shaver foil:
Press the release buttons (d) to
remove the foil frame and replace it
with a new one (F).
Cutter block:
To remove the cutter block, press and
turn it 90° (G1), then take it off. To put
on a new cutter block, press it onto the
cutter block holder and turn 90° (G2).
Replacements parts (shaver foil, cutter
block) can be obtained from your retailer
or Braun Customer Service Centers.
For electric specifications, please see
printing on the special cord set. The
special cord set automatically adapts to
any worldwide AC voltage.
Subject to change without notice.
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FOR USA ONLY
Braun Silk·épil Epilator 5280, 5185
1 year limited warranty
Braun warrants this product to be free of defects in material and work-
manship for a period of one year from the date of original purchase.
If the shaver exhibits such a defect, Braun will, at its option, either repair
or replace it for the consumer without charge.
Please call 1-800-Braun 11 (800-272-8611) to be referred to the
authorized Braun Service Center closest to you.
This warranty does not cover damage resulting from accident, misuse,
abuse, dirt, water, tampering, unreasonable use, servicing performed
or attempted by unauthorized service agencies or failure to provide
reasonable and necessary maintenance.
ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE
ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO 1 YEAR FROM DATE OF ORIGINAL
PURCHASE. IN NO EVENT WILL BRAUN INC. BE RESPONSIBLE FOR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THIS
PRODUCT.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not
apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have
other legal rights which vary from state to state.
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FOR CANADA ONLY
Braun Silk·épil Epilator 5280, 5185
Guarantee for all Braun Hair Removers
In the event a Braun Silk·épil fails to function within 1 year from date
of purchase, because of defects in material or workmanship, and the
consumer returns the unit to an authorized service center, Braun
Canada, will, at its option, either repair or replace the unit without
additional charge to the consumer.
This guarantee does not cover any product, which has been damaged
by dropping, tampering, wrong current, servicing performed or
attempted by unauthorized service agencies, misuse or abuse.
Exclusion of Warranties: The foregoing warranty is the sole warranty
offered by Braun Canada hereby disclaims any implied warranty or
merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. In no event will
Braun Canada be responsible for consequential damages resulting from
the use of this product.
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