I’ve just splashed out on a new cordless mower. The user manual runs to 474 pages, larger than a paperback book, of which 8 are diagrams and 19 of text in English. The manual for the battery charger runs to 304 pages of which 10 are in English and half of these are warnings. Bearing in mind that the charger is like all battery chargers i.e. plug it in, insert the battery and wait for the lights to indicate it’s fully charged, these warnings seem a bit over the top. For example, the user is warned that they must be in good physical condition and mental health to operate the charger, that they must be of legal age or being trained under supervision and that they have received training from a servicing dealer or experienced user. Some of the warnings are common sense i.e. don’t use it in damp conditions or in a combustible environment and don’t let kids play with it but, as I say,by and large, the warnings seem over the top.