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Before you use any electrical products outdoors:
Make sure it was intended for outdoor use. Does the product’s instruction manual or an attached label warn, “Not for Outdoor Use” or “Indoor Use Only”? Unless an electrical product is designed to be weather resistant, a sudden summer shower can ruin the product and turn it into a serious shock hazard. Most electrical products intended for continuous outdoor use have heavily insulated cords and molded-on plugs to prevent moisture from seeping in.
Study all instructions carefully. Keep the instruction manual where you can easily find it. Reread it from time to time to refresh your memory.
Inspect products for damaged cords, plugs or wiring. Turn the product off and unplug it if a cord overheats. Take a damaged product to the manufacturer’s authorized repair center or have a qualified electrician repair it.