Manual for Very Big Blo

Manu al for Ve r y B i g B l o
Thank you for purchasing your Blofield® Very Big Blo. In a few minutes you will be able to enjoy your new Blofield®.
It is your responsibility to carefully read and use this manual, which contains important information concerning
your safety and the maintenance of this product. We recommend that you keep the manual for future reference.
We hope you enjoy your Blofield®!
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Content
Important information 3
1 - Inflating the Blofield
Preparation4
The sofa 6
The cushion8
2 - Deflating the Blofield
The sofa 10
The cushion12
3 - Folding14
4 - Maintenance 15
5 - Problem solving 16
6 - Warranty17
7 - Contact 18
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I m p o r t a nt i n fo r m at i o n
Please read all safety instruction carefully in order to prevent injury.
Warning: The Blofield® is not a toy or a bouncing pillow.
Warning: The pump is an electrical product, not a toy. To avoid the risk of injury, it is not allowed to play
with the pump. Do not use the electrical pump near water and do not bring the pump in contact with
water. Remove the plug from the socket when the pump is not being used.
Warning: After inflating, store the pump outside the reach of children.
Warning: Do not use a compressor to inflate your Blofield®. Only use pumps delivered by Blofield®.
• The product is not designed to be used in water, or as a life-saving appliance.
• In no event shall Blofield® be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special consequential
damages or personal injuries arising out of or connected with the misuse of it’s products.
• When using the Blofield®, place it in a safe environment and check this for sharp edges, stair steps or
breakable objects. Only use on flat surfaces.
• Despite the nylon reinforcements on the bottom of the Blofield®, it is necessary to remove all sharp
objects from the area where the sofa will be inflated and used. Do not use the Blofield® on a rough
surface.
• Do not use sharp objects in the sofa, and mind sharp objects on clothing (belts, buttons, zippers) that
may damage the Blofield®.
• The sofa is made of synthetic material and can melt when exposed to heat or open fire. Do not place
the sofa near heating elements, open fire or other hot objects.
• Do not walk or jump on the sofa, or use it as a trampoline. This could cause a leak in the Blofield®.
• The Blofield® Very Big Blo is designed for usage by a maximum of 4 adults, do not seat more people on the sofa.
• After you have inflated the Blofield® Very Big Blo, it is possible that temperature fluctuations cause a difference
of air pressure in the sofa. This is normal. You can use the pump to restore air pressure in the Blofield®.
• If the pump’s electricity cable is damaged, it must be replaced by Blofield® in order to avoid dangerous
exposure.
• Use the pump in a clean environment, away from sand, water, leaves or grass. When inflating, the
unused opening of the pump will suck in air; make sure that the pump does not suck in any sand or
other dirt.
• Make sure that your hands are dry when inserting the pump’s plug in the socket. Do not use the pump
near water.
• Do not attempt to disassemble, repair or service the pump. There are no parts in the pump that can be
maintained by yourself.
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1 - I nfl at i n g t h e B lo f i eld : Pre p arat i o n
Please read the following points carefully before inflating your Blofield Very Big Blo.
The following parts must be present:
- sofa
- cushion
- Blofield pump
- pump hose, with rubber ring attached to the nozzle of the hose
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Che c k i f the valves are clo sed
valve open
press the small knob
turn it a quarter turn
valve closed
To check if the valves of the sofa and cushion are closed, first twist off the caps from the valves. If the
valve is open, then press the small knob and turn it a quarter turn, the valve will be closed.
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2
Pl ac i ng the nozzle
1
2
For a good connection, the nozzle must be placed straight in the valve and be turned round clockwise.
Do not force the connection, or the valve or hose-nozzle might be damaged.
3
Conne c t the ho se to t h e p ump
Air in
Air out
For inflating, connect the hose to the pump at AIR IN.
4
D i s conne c t th e n ozzle f irst, b efo re s w itc hing o f f the pu m p
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1
When inflating the Blofield, always disconnect the nozzle from the valve first, and then turn off the pump,
otherwise the sofa will deflate.
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1 - I n f lat i ng t h e B lo f i eld : t h e so f a
1
Ste p 1: Twi s t o p en t h e valve - caps
A
B
Unfold the sofa, open the valve cover at the back of the sofa, and twist open valve caps A and B.
2
Ste p 2: I nflate A- ch amber 75%
inflate
A
75%
A
Connect the nozzle of the hose to valve A. Turn on the pump, the main volume of the sofa will now be inflated.
Partially inflate the main volume, to 75 %. This will take approximately 2 minute and 10 seconds.
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3
Ste p 3: i nflate B - ch amber 100%
inflate
B
100%
B
Now connect the nozzle to valve B to inflate the “chesterfield-effect”. Fully inflate this volume (100%). This will take
approximately 40 seconds.
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Ste p 4: i nflate A- ch amb er 100%
inflate
A
100%
A
Connect the nozzle to valve A again, en inflate the main volume to 100 %. This will take approximately 30
to 40 seconds. Remove the nozzle from the valve and turn off the pump. Then, place the valve caps on
the valves.
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1 - I nfl at i ng t h e B lo f i eld : t h e c u sh i o n
1
Ste p 1: Twi s t o pen t h e valve - cap s
A
B
Unfold the cushion, and twist open valve caps A and B.
2
Ste p 2: i nflate A- ch amb er 75%
inflate
A
75%
A
Connect the nozzle of the hose to the A valve. Turn on the pump, the main volume of the cushion will now be
inflated. Partially inflate the main volume, to 75%. This will take approximately 20 seconds.
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Ste p 3: i nflate B - ch amb er 100%
inflate
B
100%
B
Now connect the nozzle to valve B to inflate the “chesterfield-effect”. Inflate this volume completely (100%). This
will take approximately 15 seconds.
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4
Ste p 4: i nflate A- ch amb er 100%
inflate
A
100%
A
Connect the nozzle to valve A again, and inflate the main volume to 100%. This will take approximately
seconds. Remove the nozzle from the valve and turn off the pump.
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Ste p 5: fi ni s h
Place the valve caps on the valves.
Place the cushion on the sofa. Push the cushion back in the sofa as far as possible without the cushion’s
velcro touching the sofa, then push the cushion down.
Should you encounter any problems while inflating your Blofield®, we direct you to chapter 5 - Problem
solving (page 16).
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2 - D ef lat i n g t h e B lo f i eld : t h e so f a
1
Ste p 1: Twi st o f f t h e valve caps
Twist off valve caps A and B.
2
A
B
Ste p 2: Ope n t h e valves to release air
valve closed
press the small knob
turn it a quarter turn
valve open
In order to deflate the sofa in the fastest way, the valves can be opened. To open the valve, press the small
knob and twist it 90 degrees. Open valve A as well as valve B.
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Ste p 3: Pre ss t h e so f a to a co mpac t s hape
Push out the air by pressing the sofa. Make sure that the armrests will be put inwards, and that the
backrest will be on top of it, see picture. This will make it easier to fold the sofa in the right way.
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Ste p 4: c los e t h e valves again
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valve open
press the small knob
turn it a quarter turn
valve closed
After the air has left the chair, (after about 1 minute after opening the valves) twist both valve knobs back
90 degrees, so that the valve is closed again.
When the valves are not closed, the sofa can not be deflated properly, when using the pump.
Ste p 5: de flat in g ch amb er B
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deflate
B
Air in
B
Air out
Check if the hose is connected to the pump at ‘AIR OUT’. Connect the nozzle of the hose to valve B of the sofa.
Turn on the pump, the “chesterfield-effect” will now be sucked vacuum. This will take between 35 - 45 seconds.
Keep the pump switched on when deconnecting the nozzle of the hose from the valve.
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Ste p 6: de flat in g ch amb er A
deflate
A
A
Now connect the nozzle of the hose to valve A. The main volume will now be sucked vacuum. This will take about
1 minute and 50 seconds. Disconnect the nozzle from the valve and turn off the pump.
At last, place the valve caps back on the valves. The Blofield® is now completely empty and can be
folded.
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2 - D eflat i ng t h e B lo f i eld : t h e c u sh i o n
1
Ste p 1: Twi s t of f t h e valve caps
B
A
Twist off valve caps A and B.
2
Ste p 2: Pre s s th e valves to release air
valve closed
press the small knob
release the knob;
valve is closed again
Press the valves to release most of the air inside. Just press the small knob and hold it for 10-15 seconds,
press valve A as well as valve B. Make sure the valves are closed after releasing air, when they are not, the
cushion can not be deflated properly using the pump.
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Ste p 3: D e flate B - ch amb er usin g t h e pu m p
deflate
B
B
Check if the hose is connected to the pump at AIR OUT. Connect the nozzle of the pump to valve B of the
cushion. Turn on the pump, the “chesterfield-effect”of the cushion will now be sucked vacuum. This will
take approximately 15 seconds.
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Ste p 4: D e flate A- ch amb er usin g t h e pu m p
deflate
A
A
Now connect the nozzle of the hose to valve A of the cushion. Turn on the pump, the main volume will
now be sucked vacuum. This will take approximately 20 seconds. Then, place the valve caps on the
valves.
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3 - Fo ld i ng
1
Ste p 1: Foldi n g t h e cush io n
Check if the caps are twisted on the valves, then fold the cushion as shown above.
2
Ste p 2: Fold i ng t h e so f a
Check if the caps are twisted on the valves, then fold the sofa as shown above.
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4 - M a i ntena n ce
Cleaning
• For routine cleaning, the easiest way to clean the Blofield is to deflate the B chamber of the sofa and
the cushion (while chamber A remains inflated). The Blofield will have a smooth surface, which makes is
easier to clean.
• The chair can be cleaned by using water and soap, or order the Blofield Sofa cleaner at the customer
service: service@blofield.com. This cleaning liquid is specially designed for Blofield®. Do not use
aggressive or chemical detergents.
• Blofield Sofa Cleaner (750ml) instructions;
For every dirty surfaces or ingrained dirt, spray the detergent onto the surface to be treated; leave for a
few minutes and then wipe with the sponge. Rinse with water and dry with the cloth.
• Using the Blofield Sofa Cleaner, it is easy to remove the most common dirt. When the seating area has
blue spots caused by jeans, try to remove the spots as soon as possible, preferably within 1 day. This
blue ink can not be removed after a while without leavinig unremovable marks on the product.
• Preferably, do not place the Blofield® under trees that drop resin, seeds or fruits: this can cause
filthiness which is difficult, or impossible to remove.
Packing
• Do not pack the Blofield® when wet; let the sofa dry first.
• When packing the sofa, make sure that all the valves are capped.
Storing
• If the sofa is not used for a long period of time, deflate the sofa and store it. Make sure the product is
completely dry before folding and storing it.
• Store the Blofield® at room temperature (over 10°C), in a clean and dry environment. If the Blofield
is stored in temperatures under 10°C, or over 40°C, this can affect its functioning, which will not be
covered by the warranty.
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5 - Pro b lem s o lv i n g
If the Blofield® does not inflate
• Always check if the hose is connected to the pump at AIR IN; inflating, and not to AIR OUT. The AIR
OUT connection is to be used to suck the Blofield® vacuum.
• When air leaks from the nozzle when inflating, check if the nozzle is attached properly, see page 4, step
2. If this is the case, then check if the nozzle contains a rubber ring; see page 4, top of the page. If this
is damaged or missing, contact our Customer Service.
If the Blofield® is deflating
• If the sofa is losing air directly after you inflated it for the first
time, check if the valves are closed, see next bullet.
• Check the position of the small twist-knob on the valve.
The small twist-knob of the valve must at all times be in an
outward position when the valve is closed. When the twistknob is turned inward, the valve is open and the chair will
deflate immediately. Close the valve by pushing the twistva l ve c l o s e d
knob and twisting it a quarter-turn. The twist-knob will now
come out, in the right position. See page 4, step 1 for more details.
If the valve is closed, and air is still leaking from it, contact the Blofield Customer Service.
va l ve o pe n
• If the sofa suddenly deflates after normal use, check if the Blofield® has a leak and contact the Blofield
Customer Service. Small leaks can be found by spraying the sofa with water, using a spray-bottle.
For repairing a leak, Blofield® can provide a repairkit with a repair-manual.
• If you use the Blofield® for long periods of time, there is a possibility that the sofa will start losing
pressure after a while. This is normal. The air pressure in the sofa fluctuates because of temperature
changes. You can use the pump to restore air pressure in the Blofield®.
If the pump is not working
• Check if there is voltage on the socket by plugging in a different electrical appliance. If the pump is
plugged in, and the switch is turned on, the pump should be working. If this is not the case, contact the
Blofield Customer Service.
If the Blofield® is creased
• Because the Blofield® is an inflatable product, it will only reach the optimal form some time after
having been inflated. After unpacking and inflating, the sofa might be a bit creased, because the
Blofield® has been folded as compact as possible after production. If you partially deflate and then fully
inflate the sofa for a few times over the course of the next hours, the creases will disappear.
Blofield Customer Service: service@blofield.com
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6 - Wa r ra nt y
Blofield® guarantees the Blofield® sofa and pump to be free from material and workmanship defects for
a period of one (1) year from the date of its purchase by the customer. If, during this warranty period, the
product proves defective due to improper materials or workmanship, please contact Blofield®. Blofield®
will repair or replace the product based on the terms and conditions set out below, providing the product
has been used for the purposes outlined in these manuals and operated according to all instructions
provided.
Conditions:
I. The warranty will only be granted when the original invoice or sales receipt (indicating the date of
purchase and dealer’s name) is presented together with the defective product. Blofield® reserves the right
to refuse the warranty service if the above documents cannot be presented or if the information contained
in them is incomplete or illegible.
II. This warranty will not reimburse nor cover the damage or modification resulting from adaptations or
adjustments which may be made to the product, without Blofield®‘s prior written consent.
III. This warranty covers none of the following:
a. Periodic maintenance, repair or replacement of parts due to normal wear and tear;
b. Any adaptation or changes to upgrade the product from its normal purpose as described in the
instruction manual, without Blofield®’s prior written consent;
c. Transport costs and all risks associated with transport relating directly or indirectly to the warranty of
the product;
d. Damage resulting from:
1. Misuse, including but not limited to (a) failure to use the product for its normal purpose or in accordance
with Blofield’s® instructions on the proper use and maintenance and (b) installation or use of the product
in a manner inconsistent with the technical or safety standards in force in the country where it is used and
(c) improper or incorrect installation of the product.
2. Repairs done by parties others than approved Blofield® staff or the customer himself;
3. Accidents, lightning, water, fire or any other cause beyond Blofield®’s control.
IV. This warranty does not affect the customer’s statutory rights under applicable national laws in force,
or the customer’s rights against the dealer arising from their sales/purchase contract. All customers must
obtain an authorisation from Blofield® before returning a defective product.
© 2009 - 2013 Blofield®. All rights reserved.
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7 - Co nt a c t
The Blofield Customer Service can be reached with the following information.
Blofield Customer Service
service@blofield.com
www.blofield.com
Environmental protections
Electrical products are not to be processed as household refuse. When relevant facilities
are available, you can have the product recycled. Ask your municipality or retailer for
advice.
Intellectual Property
All intellectual property rights in relation to the product, including but not limited to, author’s rights and model rights, lie with the manufacturer,
Blofield® and it is not allowed to either wholly or partially copy, make public or imitate the product without the expressed prior written consent
from the legal owner.
The name and the Blofield® logo are registered Blofield® trademarks.
VBB Consumer Manual
Version 2.3
© 2012 Blofield, The Netherlands
www.blofield.com