Vicks WarmMist Owner`s manual

Care and Cleaning
Replacement Parts
ALWAYS DISCONNECT THE PLUG FROM THE ELECTRICAL OUTLET AND ALLOW UNIT TO
COOL BEFORE CLEANING. REMOVE STEAM UNIT, LETTING ALL WATER DRAIN BACK
INTO THE CONTAINER.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DISASSEMBLE THE ELECTRODE HEATING UNIT. DOING SO WILL VOID
OUR WARRANTY AND COULD DAMAGE THE VAPORIZER OR CAUSE PERSONAL INJURY.
Daily Maintenance:
Empty any unused water from the water container. Rinse container thoroughly with water,
drain and wipe with a dry, clean cloth.
Weekly Maintenance:
1. Empty any unused water from the water container.
2.
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3. Be sure that Steam Outlet, Safety Vents (in front corners of
IMPORTANT! For the most effective and safe use of your vaporizer, please READ
AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS ... especially those regarding the addition of salt
to the water. In “soft water” areas, salt must be added to water to generate steam.
In “hard water” areas, the vaporizer may operate without the addition of salt.
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WARNING: KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN
We recognize that many of our customers use vaporizers in homes with young
children. Carefully supervise your children when using a vaporizer, especially
crawling infants and toddlers. Please be sure to take the time to instruct them
that a vaporizer is not a toy....it is a serious medical device that produces hot
steam and could cause severe burns and injuries if they do not stay away from it.
Prices:
© Kaz Inhalant 6 ounce bottle
$6.50 each
© SafetyLight Steam unit for Model V100, Model V200
$7.00 each
The VICKS Vaporizer is manufactured by Kaz, Incorporated under license from
The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Vicks® and VapoSteam® are registered trademarks of The Procter & Gamble Company.
night-light lens) and Water Intake Holes in bottom of steam
unit are open and not clogged. Poke clean with a toothpick.
4. Disinfecting the Reservoir:
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KAZ, INCORPORATED
VAPORIZER SERVICE DEPARTMENT
250 Turnpike Road
Southborough, MA 01772
Follow Weekly Maintenance procedure at end-of-season or when
the vaporizer will not be used for several days. Be sure to dry all
parts and store in a cool, dry location. DO NOT STORE UNIT
WITH WATER INSIDE.
Vaporizer should always be placed on a firm, flat, waterproof surface at least four feet
away from bedside and out of reach of patient and children. Be sure the vaporizer is
in a stable position and power cord is out of the way to prevent vaporizer from being
upset or tipped over. Protect floor, rug or furniture by placing the vaporizer on a
non-metallic, waterproof, heat-resistant surface.
ADDING SALT FOR STEAM FLOW: Steam output depends directly
on the mineral content of the water and the amount of salt you
add. For the vaporizer to operate in areas of low or moderate
mineral-content water, 4 TO 5 PINCHES OF SALT (1/8 teaspoon)
MUST BE ADDED TO THE WATER AND MIXED THOROUGHLY.
If an adequate steam flow is not obtained after ten minutes, add
another PINCH or two as needed, mix thoroughly. CAUTION:
Add salt only by the PINCH, since too much salt can cause
excessive boiling, a blown fuse or
tripped circuit breaker.
FINGER GRIPS
If you live in a “hard-water” area, the
vaporizer may operate well without
salt additive. The salt and other minerals in your water remain inside the
vaporizer and do not affect the purity
of the steam.
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End-Of-Season Maintenance/Storage:
OWNER’S MANUAL
Send your order to Kaz Consumer Service Orders, 250 Turnpike Road, Southborough,
MA 01772. Please clearly print your name, mailing address, and products ordered.
Enclose check or money order payable to Kaz, Incorporated (no cash, please).
Add $6.95 per order for postage and handling. New York State residents please add
applicable sales tax. Prices subject to change without notice.
If using Vicks VapoSteam®, make sure any residue is
cleaned off steam unit using a mild detergent.
Fill reservoir with water and add 1 teaspoon of bleach per
gallon of water. Swish to wet all inner surfaces. Let stand for
20 minutes. Then empty reservoir and rinse with tap water
until the bleach smell is gone. Dry with a clean cloth.
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Rinse container thoroughly with water, drain and wipe with a dry, clean
cloth.
With steam unit safely unplugged, soak steam unit in 3 1/2
inches of white vinegar for 10 minutes (Figure F).
Then with fingers covering the bottom holes of the steam unit,
add tap water into steam outlet. (Figure G) Cover steam outlet
with finger of other hand, shake vigorously, then empty the
water through steam outlet. (Figure H) Repeat several times
until black particles are no longer emitted and vinegar odor
is gone.
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STEAM OUTLET
OUTER CAP
USE FINGER GRIPS when handling
steam unit, grasping from the rear of
outer cap. See Figure C on next page.
Do not move vaporizer while in use.
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e-mail: consumerrelations@kaz.com
Made in Mexico
☞ If you have any questions about
the operation of your vaporizer, call our
toll-free Consumer Service Line:
1-800-477-0457.
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Manufacturing Quality Healthcare Products for Over 75 Years
NIGHT LIGHT LENS
SAFETY VENTS
MEDICATION CUP
PROTECTIVE
HOUSING
Instructions
1. UNRAVEL CORD BEFORE USE. Failure to do so could
7. PLUG IN. Plug power cord into 110-120
cause overheating and possible fire hazard.
2. FILL WATER CONTAINER. Remove steam unit.
Fill container with tap water to WATER LEVEL
MARKING on bowl. DO NOT OVERFILL. (Figure A)
Model V200 Vicks Vaporizer may also be filled
upright in large sink or bathtub. (Figure B)
3. ADD SALT. For tap water of low or moderate mineral
Figure A
content, ADD 4 TO 5 PINCHES (1/8 teaspoon) of
ordinary table salt to the water and mix thoroughly.
Salt has no effect on the purity of the steam or
medication.
4. REPLACE STEAM UNIT. Hold down steam unit for ten
seconds to allow water to enter the housing and
seat it properly in water container. If steam unit
floats, container is overfilled. (Figure C)
Figure B (V200 only)
☞ Protect floor, rug or furniture by placing the
near the end of each operation, steam may
emerge from SAFETY VENTS (above and
on both sides of the steam vent). This
condition is normal, preventing overboiling
by relieving steam pressure. (Figure E)
Special Notes
it is in use.
CAUTION: Do not direct steam flow directly at
patient, walls or furniture. You will still obtain desired
level of humidity. KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF
CHILDREN. STEAM CAN CAUSE BURNS.
6. VAPORIZER MEDICATIONS. For best results fill the
Figure C
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Inhalant
If you use Vicks VapoSteam® follow directions
on the VapoSteam® package. Please pay
VapoSteam
careful attention to the added cleaning
directions in the Daily Maintenance and
Care and Cleaning sections.
NOTE: Vicks VapoSteam® should be put
directly into the vaporizer water container
(see VapoSteam® package directions); it
should not be placed in the medication cup.
☞ Under conditions of rapid boiling and
☞ Do not lift or move vaporizer while
vaporizer on a non-metallic, waterproof,
heat-resistant surface.
medication cup on the steam unit (located directly
below and in front of the steam outlet) with one
tablespoon of KAZ INHALANT. (Figure D)
This product has a polarized plug (one blade
is wider than the other) as a safety feature.
This plug will fit into a polarized outlet only
one way. If the plug does not fit fully into
the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does
not fit, contact a qualified electrician. DO
NOT ATTEMPT TO DEFEAT THIS SAFETY
FEATURE.
Vaporizer will produce a gentle flow of
steam within a few minutes. If steaming
does not start within ten minutes, you
may need to add salt. Please see the
Troubleshooting checklist. The vaporizer
will automatically stop producing steam
when water has reached minimum level
(about 3/4 inch from bottom of container).
The night-light will remain on, indicating
that the vaporizer is plugged in. ALWAYS
unplug steam unit and allow to cool before
removing from water container.
CAUTION: Too much salt can cause excessive
boiling or blown fuse.
should always be placed on a firm, flat surface at
least four feet away from bedside and out of the
reach of patient and children. Be sure the vaporizer
is in a stable position and power cord is out of the
way to prevent vaporizer from being upset or tipped
over.
A.Vaporizer does not operate or steams
too slowly:
2. You live in a “hard water” area and
minerals in the tap water are causing
1. Make sure vaporizer is plugged in and the
the vaporizer to steam too rapidly.
Volts AC outlet in good condition fused for
at least 15 Amps. Do not use with extension cords.
Always unplug cord from electrical outlet before
removing steam unit or when not in use. Allow
vaporizer to cool before handling.
5. PLACE VAPORIZER IN A SAFE POSITION. Vaporizer
Troubleshooting: What To Do If…
8. USE FRESH WATER AND MEDICATION each
time vaporizer is used.
9. AFTER EACH USE. Empty any unused water
Figure E
from the water container. Shake container
gently back and forth to remove any
remaining water. Rinse container thoroughly, drain and wipe with a dry, clean cloth.
NOTE: All medicinal ingredients of Kaz
Inhalant are released in use, leaving only
the mineral oil base in medication cup.
This should be emptied and cleaned with
a piece of cotton.
NOTE: If you are using Vicks VapoSteam®
be sure any residue in water container
is thoroughly cleaned. Refer to Care and
Cleaning section.
IMPORTANT: To maintain proper operation
of your vaporizer, be sure to follow Care
and Cleaning Instructions.
Discoloration/Black Particles
Warning
After use, the water residue in the bottom
of the container may contain black particles,
and, in some areas the water and the bottom
of container may discolor. These conditions
are normal and do not affect the purity of the
steam or medication. The container is easily
cleaned with soap and water. Rinse and dry
the container after cleaning.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
Carefully supervise children when the vaporizer is operating, especially infants and toddlers. Vaporizers produce hot steam that
can cause serious burns.
Ventilation
Figure D
2.
When vaporizer is used in closed or small
rooms, check periodically for proper ventilation, as excessive humidity can cause condensation stains on walls.
Condition of Sale
As a condition of sale, the purchaser
assumes responsibility for the proper care
and use of this appliance in accordance with
our printed instructions. The purchaser or
user must judge for himself or herself when
to use it and length of use.
3.
night-light is lit.
If the night-light is not on, you may have a
blown fuse, tripped circuit breaker or a
defective electrical outlet. Try a different
outlet. You may want to contact an
electrician to check the potentially
defective outlet.
The fault may be the low mineral content
of the water in your area.
Unplug vaporizer from electrical outlet and
allow to cool. Remove steam unit allowing hot water to first dribble out, add one
or two PINCHES of salt to the water and
mix thoroughly. Replace the steam unit
and plug in vaporizer. It should steam within 5 minutes. Add salt only by the PINCH,
since too much salt can cause excessive
boiling or blowing of fuse.
If vaporizer has been operating normally
and is now failing to steam, it needs
to be cleaned. See the “Weekly
Maintenance” section of Care and
Cleaning Instructions.
B.Vaporizer operates too fast, fuse
blows:
Overboiling, flickering lights, blown fuse or
heavy steam flow from Safety Vents generally
indicates one of the following causes...
Too much salt was added to the water.
To correct the condition: Disconnect vaporizer from electrical outlet and allow to cool.
Pour out water and rinse container. Rinse
steam unit as described in “Weekly
Maintenance” section of Care and
Cleaning Instructions. Refill with fresh
water but DO NOT ADD SALT. If vaporizer now does not operate or steams too
slowly, see above directions in section A.
1.
Limited Warranty
This vaporizer is warranted against defective
materials and workmanship. See carton for
warranty period. Any defective part will be
replaced at no charge if it has not been tampered with and appliance has been used
according to our printed directions. Warranty
gives you specific legal rights; you may have
other rights which vary from state to state.
If you experience unsatisfactory operation,
first follow Troubleshooting and Care and
To correct the condition: Disconnect vaporizer from electrical outlet and allow to cool.
Remove steam unit allowing hot water to
first dribble out, pour out water and rinse
container. Rinse steam unit as described
in “Weekly Maintenance” section of Care
and Cleaning Instructions. Refill with fresh
water but DO NOT ADD SALT.
If unit still steams too rapidly, use 1/2
distilled water and 1/2 tap water. Food and
drug stores usually stock distilled water.
In “hard water” areas it is advisable to
clean the unit every few days in accordance with the “Weekly Maintenance”
section of Care and Cleaning Instructions.
C.Vaporizer is making crackling/
buzzing/humming sounds or water
container is unusually hot:
1. You may have added too much salt.
See section B above.
2. You may live in a “hard water” area.
See section B above.
3. This condition can happen when the water
4.
level in the container is low. Disconnect
vaporizer from electrical outlet, allow to
cool, remove steam unit allowing hot
water to first dribble out. Fill container
with tap water to water level marking.
This may be an indication your vaporizer
needs cleaning. Refer to the “Weekly
Maintenance” section of Care and
Cleaning Instructions.
If you are still experiencing difficulty
in operating your vaporizer, please
call our Consumer Service
Department at 800-477-0457.
Cleaning Instructions. If the unit still does
not operate satisfactorily, call our Consumer
Service Department at 1-800-477-0457
or write to Vaporizer Service Department,
250 Turnpike Road, Southborough, MA
01772, explaining just how the vaporizer
is operating. Specify model number. Our
Consumer Service Representative will provide further instructions on how to correct
the trouble yourself, or will ask you to return
the steam unit for repair or replacement.