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Raz Rehab SP User`s manual
Raz Rehab Shower Chairs
AP / SP Models
User’s Manual
A guide to help users and caregivers in the safe usage and
maintenance of Raz Rehab Shower Chairs
20090122
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Failure to comply may cause injury or damage!
It is important that the user(s), and/or the caregivers of the user(s) read and
thoroughly understand the User’s Manual. If there are any parts of the
User’s Manual that are not understood, clarification should be sought prior
to using the product. Up-to-date manuals are available online at
www.razdesigninc.com. For clarification of any section of this manual, call
the dealer that provided your Raz Rehab Shower Chair. If the dealer is
unable to address certain concerns or questions, contact the Canadian
distributor or the manufacturer.
IN CANADA
Dynamic Health Care Solutions
Bolton, Ontario Canada
905.951.8541 / 866.875.2877
info@dynamichcs.com
IN THE U.S.A
Raz Design Inc.
Toronto, Ontario Canada
1.877.720.5678
info@razdesigninc.com
CHAIR CLASSIFICATION BASED ON MAXIMUM USER WEIGHT
AP / SP
300 lbs (136 kg)
SAFETY WARNINGS TO CONSIDER FOR USE PURPOSES
Forward Stability
The front 5” casters on all models are equipped with dual-locks. The
step-on lever activates both the roll lock and the swivel lock. It is
essential that all casters on the shower chair be in the outward
position before engaging the locks for optimal forward and lateral
stability. If so equipped, disengage the optional Directional Caster
Lock first before rotating the rear caster to the rearward position and
applying the casters’dual-locks.
USERS MUST NOT lean forward while sitting in the Raz Shower Chair
as this may cause the chair to tip forward.
USERS MUST NOT wheel down a ramp (SP Model) without an
attendant who can hold onto the chair during the descent.
WHEEL LOCKS ARE NOT BRAKES! Never use wheel locks to
slow down the shower chair when descending inclines as this
could cause the chair to tip in the direction of travel.
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Lateral Stability
USERS MUST NOT lean over the edge of a Raz Shower Chair as this
could cause the chair to tip.
USERS MUST NOT attempt to pick up objects from the floor by
leaning over and reaching – a reacher or assistance from others
should be employed.
USERS MUST NOT position the Shower Chair on a side slope as this
could cause it to tip.
Rearward Stability
USERS MUST NOT wheel up an incline on a Raz SP without ensuring
that the optional rear anti-tippers are in place. The optional anti-tippers
must be ordered with the Raz SP and properly installed before
wheeling on uneven surfaces.
Anti-Tippers (SP Model Only)
Anti-tippers are an option for the Raz SP Shower Chairs. These are
recommended whenever the chairs are to be used on uneven surfaces
such as ramps. If the stability of the Raz SP is in doubt, anti-tippers
should be installed by the dealer that supplied the chair.
IMPORTANT !
THE REARWARD STABILITY OF THE RAZ SP IS AFFECTED BY THE MOUNTING LOCATION OF
THE REAR WHEELS, THE PHYSICAL AND CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE USER AND
THE ANGLE OF THE BACKREST. THE NEED FOR ANTI-TIPPERS SHOULD HAVE BEEN
DETERMINED AT THE TIME OF THE PRESCRIPTION OF THE RAZ SP WITH CONSIDERATION OF
THE USER’S PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTES AND ENVIRONMENT.
Ramps and Other Inclines
Ramps and other surfaces that are not level (such as slopes into
wheel-in showers) must be tested with an attendant to ensure that they
do not compromise the chair’s stability. A qualified healthcare
professional should be consulted to assist with this process.
DO NOT push or pull the Raz AP up or down an incline or ramp
that exceeds a 1:12 grade (5° slope). If unsure of the ramp grade,
contact your authorized Raz dealer for assistance.
DO NOT allow any user to be propelled (pushed or pulled) in a Raz AP
Shower Chair in any other manner than by an attendant.
Immersion
The Raz Shower Chair is not designed to be used as a pool chair. Do
not immerse the shower chair in whole or in part, in water or any other
liquid, otherwise damage to the shower chair components may result.
Transfers
The most dangerous part of using any shower chair is the transfer.
Since every chair has different stability characteristics, it is essential to
carefully review and test the transfer technique to ensure that the
procedure is safe. Consult a physical or occupational therapist if safe,
reliable transfer techniques have not been learned. Individuals who
have not learned this skill must seek assistance during transfers and
may require the use of a mechanical lift.
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Transferring onto a Raz AP Shower Chair – ALWAYS lock all four
casters in their outward position (front casters positioned in the forward
position/rear casters positioned to the rear) for maximum chair
stability.
Transferring onto a Raz SP Shower Chair – ALWAYS lock both
front casters in their outward position (positioned forward) and fully
apply both rear wheel locks so that they securely engage the rear
wheels.
The wheel locks are designed to prevent the self-propelling wheels
from rotating. The dual-locks on the casters are designed to prevent
the casters from rotating and the caster forks from swivelling. Caster
locks DO NOT and CANNOT prevent the casters from sliding, and the
shower chair from moving if the floor is slippery. A slippery floor can be
caused by dust, water, soap or any substance that does not allow the
casters to grip the floor securely. Transfers should never be
attempted with the shower chair positioned on slippery surfaces.
It is recommended that transfers be performed on clean, dry, nonslippery surfaces; a fully-carpeted surface is optimal. Be aware that
area rugs and shower mats can slide on floors and thereby present a
hazardous surface.
NEVER use the footplates to assist in transfers. This could cause
the chair to tip. The footrests should be swung to the side or removed
entirely during transfers to provide unobstructed access to the shower
chair.
DO NOT stand on any part of the frame of the Raz Shower Chair.
The Raz Shower Chair is NOT intended for use as a transportation
device or a long-term seating system.
USERS SHOULD NEVER be left unattended in a Raz Shower Chair.
IMPORTANT !
IF IT IS EVER FELT THAT ANY ASPECT OF THE RAZ SHOWER CHAIR IS IN NEED OF
MAINTENANCE, CONTACT YOUR DEALER. ANY PROBLEMS THAT COULD AFFECT THE SAFE
USAGE OF THE CHAIR MUST BE ATTENDED TO IMMEDIATELY. THE DEALER THAT PROVIDED
THE SHOWER CHAIR MUST BE CONTACTED SO THAT REPAIRS CAN BE MADE PRIOR TO
USING THE CHAIR. IT MUST BE MADE CLEAR TO THE DEALER THAT THE SHOWER CHAIR IS
IN NEED OF MAINTENANCE AND IS UNAVAILABLE FOR USE UNTIL REPAIRS HAVE BEEN
UNDERTAKEN AND ALL PROBLEMS RESOLVED.
IF FOR ANY REASON, YOUR DEALER DOES NOT RESPOND ADEQUATELY, PLEASE CONTACT
RAZ DESIGN :
BY EMAIL
info@razdesigninc.com
BY PHONE 1.877.720.5678
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USER'S MANUAL TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page
1.0
GENERAL INFORMATION
1.1
1.2
2.0
USE AND OPERATION
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
2.8
2.9
2.10
2.11
2.12
2.13
2.14
2.15
2.16
2.17
2.18
2.19
3.0
Fixed Back Backrest.................................................................................................... 7
Adjusta-Back Backrest ................................................................................................ 7
Adjustable Tension Back Upholstery........................................................................... 7
Molded Seat ................................................................................................................8
Casters ........................................................................................................................ 9
Directional Caster Lock ............................................................................................. 10
Self Propel Wheels - SP Model Only......................................................................... 10
Anti-Tippers - SP Model Only.................................................................................... 11
Adjustable Footrests.................................................................................................. 11
Lateral Supports ........................................................................................................ 12
Leg Adductors ........................................................................................................... 12
Molded Headrest ....................................................................................................... 13
Armrests .................................................................................................................... 13
Chest Positioning Strap............................................................................................. 14
Pelvic Positioning Strap............................................................................................. 14
H-Strap ...................................................................................................................... 14
Heel Loops ................................................................................................................ 15
Commode Pan .......................................................................................................... 15
Fasteners .................................................................................................................. 15
CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
3.1
3.2
3.3
4.0
Raz Rehab Shower Chair Models AP and SP Overview ............................................ 6
Raz Rehab Shower Chair Models AP and SP Specifications ..................................... 6
Cleaning After Each Use ........................................................................................... 16
Commode Pan .......................................................................................................... 16
Molded Seat .............................................................................................................. 16
Cleaning As Needed ................................................................................................. 16
Adjustable Tension Back Upholstery......................................................................... 16
Frame, Armrests, Adjustable Footrests, and Other Components ............................. 16
Suggested Cleaning Products................................................................................... 17
LIMITED WARRANTY ....................................................................................................... 18
5.0 CONTACTS ........................................................................................................................ 19
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1.0
GENERAL INFORMATION
1.1
Raz Rehab Shower Chair Models AP and SP Overview
1.2
Raz Rehab Shower Chair Models AP and SP Specifications
SPECIFICATION
SEAT WIDTH
SEAT DEPTH
SEAT ADJUSTMENT
SEAT HEIGHT (front seat to floor)
CLEARANCE HEIGHT
Under Pan:
Under Frame:
FIXED BACK – Standard
Fixed Height., Flip-Up Armrests
ADJUSTA BACK – Optional
Adj. Ht./Angle, Flip-Up Locking Armrests
ARMREST HEIGHT
WIDTH BETWEEN ARMPADS
LATERAL SUPPORT ADJUSTMENT
RANGE
FOOTREST ADJUSTMENT (from seat to
footplate)
CASTER TYPE AND SIZE
REAR WHEELS (treaded urethane tires)
OVERALL WIDTH
OVERALL LENGTH w/ FOOTRESTS
(at shortest footrest setting)
OVERALL LENGTH w/o FOOTRESTS
(with casters trailing)
WEIGHT CAPACITY
PRODUCT WEIGHT
FRAME AND HARDWARE MATERIAL
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18”
16” or 19”
Up to 2” (fore/aft)
19½” – 23½”
11¼” – 15¼”
16” – 20”
17” back height (Z505)
20” back height (Z506)
17” back height (Z510)
20” back height (Z515)
8½” (Z505)
9½” (Z506)
7” – 9½” (Z510)
8” – 10½” (Z515)
18¾”
1¼” – 2½” offset
2” vertical
1”fore/aft
± 5° pad angle
16” – 20½” (Z705)
18” – 22½” (Z707)
Dual-locking 5” casters (X4)
Optional Retrofit Kit
(Z613, Z615)
22” (std. armpad)
25½” (Z715 armpad)
38½”
29”
300 lbs.
38 lbs.
Stainless Steel
RAZ SP
18”
16” or 19”
Up to 2” (fore/aft)
19½” – 23½” (22” whl)
19½” – 22½” (24” whl)
22” Wheels
24” Wheels
11¼”, 12¼”, 13¼”, 15¼”
11” – 14”
16”, 17”, 18”, 20”
16” – 19”
17” back height (Z505)
20” back height (Z506)
17” back height (Z510)
20” back height (Z515)
8½” (Z505)
9½” (Z506)
7” – 9½” (Z510)
8” – 10½” (Z515)
18¾”
1¼ ” – 2½” offset
2” vertical
1”fore/aft
± 5° pad angle
16” – 20½” (Z705)
18” – 22½” (Z707)
Dual-locking 5” casters (x2)
22” (standard)
24” (optional)
26½” (outside handrim)
41½” – 43” (22” wheel)
42½” – 44” (24” wheel)
31½” – 33” (22” wheel)
32½” – 34” (24” wheel)
300 lbs.
47 lbs.
Stainless Steel
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2.0
USE AND OPERATION
IMPORTANT !
ADJUSTMENTS SHOULD NEVER BE ATTEMPTED WITH THE USER IN THE CHAIR.
2.1
Fixed Back Backrest
The Raz Shower Chair has two back types to choose from during
ordering: a standard Fixed Back and an optional Adjusta-Back. The
Fixed Back, can be set at a 85o, 90o, or 95o angle. The armrests on
this back type are mounted at one height and angle, but flip up for
transfers. The Fixed Back can be ordered in either a 17” back height
or a 20” back height. An armrest lock upgrade can also be ordered for
Fixed Backs.
2.2
Adjusta-Back Backrest
The optional Adjusta-Back is adjustable in angle (85o, 90o, or 95o) and
has armrests that can be adjusted in height and angle. The armrests
lock automatically when flipped down. The Adjusta-Back can be
ordered in either a 17” back height or a 20” back height.
2.3
Adjustable Tension Back Upholstery
The Fixed and Adjusta-Backs come with an Adjustable Tension Back
Upholstery which provides trunk support for optimal positioning and
comfort. The Adjustable Tension Back Upholstery is available in both
a polyester fabric for comfort, and a vinyl material ideal for clinical
facilities. The upholsteries are available in both heights to fit the Fixed
or Adjusta-Backs on Raz AP and SP Shower Chairs. In all cases the
upholstery is removable for machine washing.
To install the Adjustable Tension Back Upholstery on a Fixed Back:
1. Place the fabric against the front of the backrest canes making
sure that when wrapped around, the clips on the straps face
away from the fabric, and the loops point downwards.
2. Clip up the lowest strap below the armrest weldment.
3. The second lowest strap must be inserted through the slots in
the armrest weldments.
4. The middle strap can be clipped up above the armrest
weldment.
5. The second highest strap from the bottom of the backrest must
be fed through the loop on the strap above it, and can then be
clipped up below the crossbar.
6. The highest strap can be clipped up above the crossbar.
7. Adjust all of the straps to meet the user’s needs.
NOTE: For the 20” Fixed Back, the two lowest straps should be
clipped up underneath the armrest weldment. The other four straps
can be clipped up in a pattern similar to the 17” Fixed Back.
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To install the Adjustable Tension Back Upholstery on an Adjusta-Back:
1. Place the fabric against the front of the backrest canes making
sure that when wrapped around, the clips on the straps face
away from the fabric, and the loops point downwards.
2. The lowest two straps must be inserted through the holes in
the armrest weldments.
3. The middle strap can be clipped up above the armrest
weldment.
4. The fourth strap from the bottom of the backrest must be fed
through the loop on the strap above it, and can then be clipped
up below the crossbar.
5. The highest strap can be clipped up above the crossbar.
6. Adjust all of the straps to meet the user’s needs.
NOTE: For the 20” Adjusta-Back, the lowest strap should be clipped
up underneath the armrest weldment. The other five straps can be
clipped up in a pattern similar to the 17” Adjusta-Back.
To adjust the Adjustable Tension Back Upholstery, each strap can be
tightened or loosened at the buckles to achieve a wide range of
positions. For example, the second and third straps from the bottom
can be tightened further to create more pronounced support in the
lumbar area of the back. The looser the straps of the back upholstery,
the more the fabric will sling into the chair.
To remove the Adjustable Tension Back Upholstery, release the
buckles on the straps.
NOTE: The bottom strap should be fastened below the armrest
weldment on the back frame. In order to remove some straps, it may
help to raise the armrests.
2.4
Molded Seat
The unique seat on all Raz Shower Chairs was designed to help stabilize the pelvis and contoured for
pressure reduction. The seats are made from a soft, integral-skin foam and are available in four
configurations: 16” deep open front, 16” deep bridged front, a 19” deep open front, and 19” bridged
front. Also available is an upgrade pressure reduction seat for maximum comfort. The PRx seats are
available in 16” and 19” seat depths each with 5 configurations: bridged front, open front, left opening,
rear opening, and right opening. The seat is an element of the unique Ischial Pelvic Alignment System
(IPAS), it provides 2” of fore and aft adjustment and readily locks in place for transfers but also removes
easily for cleaning. Optional spacers for anterior or posterior seat angle adjustment are also available
with the Raz Shower Chair. The seat-to-floor height achievable on the Raz AP and SP Shower Chairs is
between 19½” and 23½” and the chair fits over most standard toilet bowls when the commode pan is not
in place.
Please Note: 16”
Open Front Seat
comes standard with
the Raz Rehab
Shower Chair
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To install the Molded Seat:
1. Open the spring clips by squeezing each inward to unlatch the free end from the seat bracket.
2. Slide the rear of the seat over the rear crosstube as the front of the seat is lowered onto the
frame. Check to make sure that the rear seat brackets hook below the crosstube.
3. Lower the front of the seat until the front seat brackets nestle onto the front seat support tubes.
4. To secure the seat in place, squeeze each clip inward while moving the free end towards the
seat until the spring clips click into the seat bracket under the front support tubes.
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To remove the Molded Seat:
1. Unlatch the spring clips from the front seat brackets.
2. Lift the front of the seat directly up.
3. Pull the seat towards the front of the chair to unhook the rear brackets.
IMPORTANT !
NEVER ATTEMPT TO CHANGE THE SEAT HEIGHT WITHOUT THE HELP OF A QUALIFIED
DEALER. ADJUSTED SEAT POSITIONS WILL REDUCE THE CHAIR’S STABILITY AND MAY
RESULT IN TIPPING AND INJURY.
2.5
Casters
Each Raz Rehab Shower Chair caster is equipped with a dual-lock
feature, which stops the caster from swivelling and rolling
simultaneously.
To engage the dual-lock, step on the end of the caster lock lever until
it latches in the on position.
To disengage the dual-lock, step on the raised end of the caster lock
lever until it latches in the off position.
IMPORTANT !
FRAME AND SEAT ADJUSTMENTS SHOULD BE PERFORMED ONLY BY TECHNICIANS FROM
QUALIFIED RAZ DEALERS. NEVER ATTEMPT TO CHANGE THE FRAME ANGLE BY CHANGING
THE CASTER POSITION. THE FRAME SHOULD ALWAYS BE LEVEL. IMPROPER CASTER
POSITIONS MAY REDUCE THE CHAIR’S STABILITY AND RESULT IN TIPPING. THIS HAS THE
POTENTIAL TO CAUSE SERIOUS HARM TO THE USER AND/OR DAMAGE TO THE CHAIR.
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2.6
Directional Caster Lock
A Directional Caster Lock can be added to one caster on the Raz AP and SP Shower Chairs to
facilitate linear movement of the commode and manipulation in confined environments. The flip-down
directional lock keeps one rear caster aligned in a forward direction. This feature is provided to facilitate
the pushing of the chair by reducing unwanted sideways movement. Close-quarters manoeuvrability
may be easier with the directional lock in the off (upwards) position.
To engage the Directional Caster Lock:
1. Ensure that the casters’ dual-locks are not activated and that
each caster can swivel and roll freely.
2. Pull the shower chair rearward until the rear casters swivel to
their forward positions, directly under the frame tube.
3. Flip the directional lock guide latch down to its on position so
that it cradles and holds the caster in the forward position.
NOTE If the caster is not perfectly in-line with the frame, the springloaded latch, once activated, will engage if the rear caster is slowly
swung around.
To disengage the Directional Caster Lock, flip the spring-loaded latch
up, to its off position.
IMPORTANT !
ALWAYS RELEASE THE DIRECTIONAL LOCK AND SWIVEL ALL FOUR CASTERS TO THEIR
OUTWARD POSITION (LOCKING THEM) FOR MAXIMUM STABILITY BEFORE EVER
TRANSFERRING A USER.
2.7
Self Propel Wheels – SP Model Only
The wheels included with every Raz SP Model are 22” or 24” wheels. These wheels have improved nonslip molded handrims which outperform vinyl handrims for utility and durability. All Raz SP Chairs come
with standard fixed, self-propel wheels. SP chairs can also be fitted with optional quick-release wheels,
which remove easily for transport and cleaning purposes. Any AP chair can also be ordered with a SP
Conversion Kit to facilitate the conversion between attendant and self propulsion. The seat to floor
height range of a Raz SP model is 19½” to 23½” with 22” wheels installed, and 19½” to 22½” with 24”
wheels installed. The self-propel wheels also have a fore and aft adjustment range of 3½”.
To install the Quick-Release Wheels:
1. Unscrew the hubcap by twisting it counter clockwise.
2. Depress the release button and insert the quick-release axle
into a receiver on the axle plate until the wheel assembly rests
against the receiver.
3. Release the button and replace the hubcap by turning it
clockwise onto the wheel.
4. Repeat steps 1 to 3 for the other wheel.
To remove the Quick-Release Wheels:
1. Unscrew one hubcap by turning it counter clockwise.
2. Depress the release button at the center of the wheel and pull
the wheel and axle away from the reciever on the axle plate.
3. Replace the hubcap by turning it clockwise.
4. Repeat steps 1 to 3 for the other wheel.
TIP: Lifting the chair or propping it up will unweight the wheel making
it easier to perform this operation.
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IMPORTANT !
THE LOCKING BALLS ON THE END OF THE QUICK-RELEASE AXLE MUST BE FULLY OUT,
PROTRUDING PAST THE INSIDE OF THE AXLE RECEIVER FOR A POSITIVE LOCK WHEN THE
RELEASE BUTTON IS NOT ACTIVATED. PULL OUTWARD ON THE WHEEL ASSEMBLY HUB TO
ENSURE THE QUICK-RELEASE AXLE IS LOCKED IN PLACE BEFORE OPERATING THE CHAIR.
IF THE LOCKING BALLS DO NOT PROTRUDE PAST THE RECEIVER, OR IF THE WHEEL IS
LOOSE CONTACT A RAZ DEALER TO PROPERLY ASSESS AND REPAIR WHEEL AXLES.
Anti-Tippers – SP Model Only
2.8
Anti-Tippers are an option for all Raz SP Shower Chairs, these are recommended whenever the
shower chairs are to be used on uneven surfaces such as shower ramps or sloped floors, or for lowerextremity amputees. A dealer can adjust the Anti-Tippers up or down and further outward from the chair
in order to increase rearward stability as required by the user.
IMPORTANT !
THE ADJUSTMENT OF ANTI-TIPPERS ON A RAZ SP MODEL COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS
INJURY. IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT ONLY A QUALIFIED RAZ DEALER MAKE
ADJUSTMENTS TO THE POSTIONS OF ANTI-TIPPERS. A STABILITY CHECK MUST ALSO BE
PERFORMED IN ORDER TO ENSURE SAFETY FOR THE USER IN HIS/HER ENVIRONMENT.
2.9
Adjustable Footrests
Adjustable Footrests are available as an option on all Raz Shower Chairs. Adjustable Footrests are
recommended for users who need an extra level of comfort, positioning, or pressure relief in the thighs.
For transfers the footrests can be flipped up, rotated away, or removed entirely. Adjustable Footrests
can be extended for users with longer legs with the footrest extension tube, a 2” longer tube that can be
ordered as an option for any Raz Shower Chair.
To insert the Adjustable Footrests:
1. Place the footrest hanger tubes into the receiving sleeves at.
2. If the support tubes are aligned forward, the pins on the tubes
will engage with grooves in the sleeves and lock in place.
To adjust the length of the Adjustable Footrests:
1. Remove the snap-pin from one footrest hanger tube.
2. Reposition the footplate to a length suitable for the user.
3. Insert the snap-pin through the footrest hanger tube and
through the inner tube.
To rotate the Adjustable Footrests:
1. Lift the footrest hanger tube up to disengage the pins.
2. Rotate the footrests outward or inward.
To remove the Adjustable Footrests, lift the footrests out of the
receiving sleeves on the frame.
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2.10 Lateral Supports
Raz Shower Chairs may be fitted with optional lateral supports. Lateral Supports are designed to assist
a user in maintaining an upright posture in the Raz Shower Chair. One or two lateral supports may be
mounted on any Raz model. The molded foam pads have a soft foam exterior, contoured to hug the
torso, with a solid insert to provide strength for positioning. An extension plate can be ordered as an
option to attain additional reach with the lateral support pad. The Lateral Pads can be adjusted medially
up to 1” on both sides of the chair for slighter individuals. The Lateral Supports can be adjusted towards
or away from the chair’s backrest within a range of 1”. The Lateral Support Pads can also be angled to
meet the users’ needs. Both Lateral Support Pads lock in front of, and behind, the backrest.
To release a Lateral Support Pad from the forward position:
1. Grasp one pad bracket at the blue arrow decal and lift up.
2. Once released, rotate the lateral pad to a position behind the
back and press down above the decal to lock the pad in place.
3. Repeat for the other lateral support if desired.
4. Ensure that the laterals are locked in place before use.
To release a Lateral Support Pad from the rearward position:
1. Grasp the pad bracket near the mounting post and lift up.
2. Once released, rotate the lateral pad around to the front and
press down above the decal to lock the pad in place.
3. Repeat for the other lateral support if desired.
4. Ensure that the laterals are locked in place before use.
IMPORTANT !
ALL ADJUSTMENTS TO LATERAL SUPPORT PADS (UP/DOWN, MEDIAL/LATERAL, AND ANGLE)
MUST BE PERFORMED BY A QUALIFIED TECHNICIAN. ALL ADJUSTMENTS PERFORMED MUST
NOT IMPEDE THE OPERATION OF OTHER COMPONENTS.
2.11 Leg Adductors
Leg Adductors are available as an option on AP and SP Raz Shower Chairs. Leg Adductors are
recommended for users who need assistance with leg positioning. For transfers, the adductor pads can
be removed entirely. Leg Adductors have a comfortable 6”x5” molded foam pad and are multi-axis
adjustable to meet users’ unique needs.
To insert the Leg Adductors:
1. Loosen the tri-lobe knob on the adductor clamp mounted on
the side of the chair frame.
2. Insert the leg adductor mounting post into the clamp.
3. Move the adductor pad to the desired height for the user.
4. Tighten the tri-lobe knob.
5. Repeat steps 1 to 4 for the other Leg Adductor if necessary.
To adjust the Leg Adductors:
1. Loosen the tri-lobe knob on the Leg Adductor clamp mounted
on the side of the chair frame.
2. Reposition the adductor pad to a height suitable for the user.
3. Tighten the tri-lobe knob.
4. Repeat steps 1 to 3 for the other Leg Adductor if necessary.
To remove the Leg Adductors, loosen the tri-lobe knob and lift the
adductor out of the adductor clamp on the frame.
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2.12 Molded Headrest
The optional Molded Headrest can be ordered with any Raz Shower
Chair Model. The Molded Headrest is shaped to cradle the head
comfortably and is easy to clean. The Molded Headrest can be
adjusted infinitely forward and backwards within a 6½” range, and
vertically within a 12½” range.
To adjust the Molded Headrest:
1. Loosen the bottom tri-lobe knob and adjust the vertical “swan
neck” bar to achieve headrest height adjustment.
2. Loosen the top tri-lobe knob and adjust the headrest
horizontally for a fore/aft change in position.
3. To change the angle of the headrest pad, loosen (do not
remove) the three screws on the back of the Molded Headrest.
Rotate the headrest around the end of the headrest mounting
bar to suit the users’ needs and tighten the screws to secure
the desired position.
4. Ensure that all knobs and screws are tightened securely for
the user’s safety.
2.13 Armrests
The Raz Shower Chair comes standard with a Fixed Back and flip-up
padded armrests. Any chair ordered with an Adjusta-Back will have
locking flip-up armrests, and a range for armrest height and angle
adjustment to suit the users’ needs. Also available are 3¼” wide
Molded Flat Armpads, and Molded Arm Troughs as alternatives to the
standard 2¼” wide armpads. On chairs with an Adjusta-Back, the
armrests are height adjustable within a 3” range in ½” increments. The
armrests can be adjusted in height from 7½” to 9½” with the 17”
Adjusta-Back and from 8½” to 10½” with the 20” Adjusta-Backs. The
armrest angle can be adjusted up 5° or down 5° if the backrest angle is
adjusted from the 90° factory position on an Adjusta-Back only.
To flip up the locking Armrests, release the arm lock by lifting the blue
trigger underneath the armrest tube and lift up the armrest.
IMPORTANT !
ARMRESTS ON RAZ AP AND SP MODELS ARE NOT INTENDED TO SUPPORT THE ENTIRE
BODY WEIGHT OF AN INDIVIDUAL. TOO MUCH WEIGHT MAY CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE
ARMRESTS OR MAY CAUSE THE CHAIR TO TIP.
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2.14 Chest Positioning Strap
An optional one-piece Chest Positioning Strap can be attached to any Raz Model. The back upholstery
includes loops that are intended as strap guides.
To install the Chest Positioning Strap:
1. Insert one side of the strap through both back upholstery loops.
2. With the user seated in the chair, thread one end of the strap
through the plastic loop on the other end of the chest strap.
3. Secure the strap in front of the user with the Velcro closure.
To adjust the Chest Positioning Strap:
1. Open the Velcro on the strap.
2. Tighten or loosen the strap around the user as needed.
3. Fasten the chest strap to secure the user.
IMPORTANT !
ANY ADJUSTMENTS TO THE CHAIR’S STRAPS SHOULD BE PERFORMED WITH EXTREME
CAUTION AS THE USER’S SAFETY MAY BE DEPENDENT ON SECURE POSITIONING STRAPS.
2.15 Pelvic Positioning Strap
An optional two-piece Pelvic Positioning Strap can be ordered with the chair and can be attached to
any Raz Model. The pelvic strap uses heavy-duty webbing and a buckle for one-handed operation.
To install the Pelvic Positioning Strap:
1. Weave the loose end of one strap through the DD-ring and
slide the DD-ring several inches from the end.
2. Feed the strap through the slot in the backrest mounting plate
– from the inside to the outside and then weave the loose
end back through the DD-ring.
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for the other side of the chair.
4. Adjust the DD-ring and tighten the pelvic strap as necessary.
To adjust the Pelvic Positioning Strap:
1. Loosen both straps through the DD-ring on one side.
2. Adjust by pulling/pushing the strap end in/out of the DD-ring.
3. Repeat step 2 for the other side of the strap.
4. Pull tightly on each strap to ensure that it is secured properly.
2.16 H-Strap
An optional one-piece H-Strap can be attached to the footrests on any Raz Model. The H-Strap is
recommended for individuals who require additional positioning for the legs and feet.
To install the H-Strap:
1. With the Velcro facing towards the chair, center the strap
horizontally between both footrest hanger tubes and wrap the
loop Velcro around the tubes until it engages with itself.
To adjust the H-Strap:
1. Disconnect the Velcro from the back of the H-strap and adjust
to sling or tighten the H-strap to suit the users’ needs.
2. Press firmly on the Velcro to secure the H-strap prior to use.
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2.17 Heel Loops
Heel Loops can be attached to one or both footrests on any Raz
Shower Chair. They provide added support and comfort for the user.
2.18 Commode Pan
The Raz Commode Pan was designed with an elongated form that fits
directly under the seat to minimize backspray. A unique splashreduction ridge is located at center of the pan. The high gloss surface
facilitates cleaning and rinsing, while the pouring spout and handle
facilitate emptying the contents. Removal of the Commode Pan is
achieved by sliding the pan rearward.
NOTE: When re-inserting the pan, ensure that the pan clicks into the
stainless steel brackets and is centered under the seat aperture. If the
brackets do not hold the pan under the seat securely, squeeze the
metal brackets inward for realignment.
2.19 Fasteners
All fasteners (locknuts, screws, and washers) should be checked
periodically to ensure that they are snug and do not pose risk to the
user. All nuts used on your Raz Shower Chair are locknuts or are
used in conjunction with lock washers. Locknuts that are removed for
any reason should be replaced rather than re-used. The fasteners
should be checked periodically to ensure a secure fit.
IMPORTANT !
A QUALIFIED RAZ DEALER SHOULD BE CONTACTED TO CHECK ALL FASTENERS, CASTER
AND WHEEL LOCKS, HARDWARE, AND ALL OTHER MOVING COMPONENTS AT LEAST ONCE
PER YEAR.
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3.0
CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
3.1
Cleaning After Each Use
Commode Pan
1. Remove the Commode Pan and empty its contents.
2. Wash the pan with a multi-purpose disinfectant cleaning solution. Use a toilet brush if needed.
3. Rinse well before storage or re-use.
NOTE: A soapy hot water wash followed by a disinfectant spray can be substituted for a multi-purpose
disinfectant cleaning solution
Molded Seat
1. Spray with a multi-purpose disinfectant cleaner and scrub with a soft brush as required.
2. Rinse with a water spray before storage or re-use.
DO NOT IMMERSE the shower chair seat in water or cleaning solutions.
3. For a more thorough cleaning, remove the seat from the shower chair to allow better access to
the underside of the seat around the opening or aperture area of the seat.
See section 2.4 for seat removal instructions.
3.2
Cleaning As Needed
Adjustable Tension Back Upholstery
1. Remove the plastic buckles and tri-glides from the back upholstery straps, paying attention to
how the straps are wound through each component as they are removed.
2. Remove the back upholstery from the back frame and machine wash with a mild detergent in
warm water on a normal or gentle wash cycle. Include the H-strap, pelvic and chest straps if they
were ordered with the chair and require cleaning.
3. Install the back upholstery and other positioning straps on the chair and allow to dry.
DO NOT dry the back upholstery in a clothes dryer or damage to the upholstery may occur.
4. Install the back upholstery on the back frame and assemble all plastic buckles and tri-glides onto
the straps.
5. Adjust the back upholstery straps to the desired tension.
Frame, Armrests, Adjustable Footrests, and Other Components
1. Spray the frame and components with a multi-purpose disinfectant cleaner, and scrub with a soft
brush and rinse with water.
2. If necessary, spray the frame and components with a diluted (10 parts water to 1 part solution)
calcium/lime removal solution, scrub with a soft brush, and rinse thoroughly with water.
DO NOT mix a calcium/lime remover with any other liquid or toxic fumes may result.
It is recommended that a qualified Raz dealer check over all fasteners and subassemblies on a
continuing basis or if there is cause for concern to the shower chair’s performance.
It is highly recommended that the rinsing of Raz Shower Chair components occur in a well drained area
with an industrial steam cleaner (e.g. Intersteam) or a commercial pressure washer.
Several times each year the chair and its components should be wiped down with a diluted calcium/lime
removal solution to reduce deposits, followed by a hot water rinse.
To minimize the risk of mildew buildup the entire chair should be wiped down with a soft dry cloth after
the final rinse and before storage or use.
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3.3
Suggested Cleaning Products
Task
Recommended Products
General Cleaning
Antibacterial Detergent
Tuberculocidal Surface Cleaner and
Intermediate Level Disinfectant
Accel TB (Virox Technologies Inc.), SepteFX
7D-11 (Titan Worldwide Inc.)
Calcium and Lime Deterrent
CLR Outdoor Furniture Cleaner
IMPORTANT !
DO NOT USE ABRASIVE POWDERS OR SCOURING PADS ON THE RAZ SHOWER CHAIR.
DO NOT SUBMERGE THE RAZ SHOWER CHAIR IN WATER.
RINSE THOUROUGHLY AFTER CLEANING TO ENSURE THAT ANY SOAP OR DETERGENT
RESIDUE IS REMOVED.
DO NOT USE CLEANING PRODUCTS WITHOUT CONSULTING THE PRODUCTS’ INSTRUCTIONS
AND TAKING APPROPRIATE PRECAUTIONS FOR HUMAN EXPOSURE TO CHEMICALS.
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4.0
LIMITED WARRANTY
This warranty is extended only to the original purchaser/user of Raz Rehab Shower Chairs from a
qualified Raz dealer.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, but you may have additional legal rights depending on
your region and country.
This warranty shall be extended to comply with state/provincial laws and requirements.
With regards to the original purchaser/user only, Raz Design warrants its base and back frame
components to be free of defects in materials and workmanship for a period of two (2) years from the
date of purchase. All other components on the Raz Rehab Shower Chair are covered for a period of
one (1) year and are subject to normal wear and tear exclusions. If within such warranty period any
such product shall be proven to be defective, the part will be repaired or replaced, at Raz Design’s
discretion. This warranty does not include any labour or shipping charges incurred in replacement, part
installation, or repair of any such product.
For warranty service, please contact the dealer from whom you purchased your Raz Rehab Shower
Chair. In the event that you do not receive satisfactory warranty service, please contact Raz Design
directly using the contact information located in either the beginning or the end of this manual. In your
correspondence please provide your dealer’s name and address, the product type, the date of
purchase, the chair’s serial number (on a grey label located on the chair frame), as well as the nature of
the product defect. Do not return products to the manufacturer without prior authorization.
Limitations and Exclusions:
The foregoing warranty shall not apply to serial numbered products if the serial number has been
removed or defaced, and to products subjected to negligence or an accident. Improper operation,
maintenance, or storage may void the warranty coverage on the Raz Rehab Shower Chair.
The warranty does not apply to products modified without Raz Design’s express written consent. This
includes, but is not limited to, modification through the use of unauthorized parts or attachments,
products damaged by reason of repairs made to any component without the specific consent of Raz
Design, or to a product damaged by circumstances beyond Raz Design’s control. Only Raz Design will
have the authority to determine whether or not the circumstances are eligible for warranty coverage.
The warranty will not apply to problems arising from normal wear or failure to adhere to the instructions
contained in this manual.
The foregoing warranty is exclusive and in lieu of any other warranties, whether express or implied,
including the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The sole remedy
for violations of any warranty whatsoever will be limited to repair or replacement of the defective
product in compliance to the terms contained in this document.
The application of any implied warranty shall not extend beyond the duration of the express warranty
provided herein. Raz Design will not be liable for any consequential or incidental damages to part or
whole of a Raz Rehab Shower Chair.
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CONTACTS
It is important that the Raz Rehab Shower Chair be properly assembled and all adjustments be made
carefully. Up-to-date manuals can be downloaded from www.razdesigninc.com, or ordered by mail. For
clarification of any section of this manual, contact a local Raz dealer, the Canadian distributor, or the
manufacturer.
IN CANADA
Dynamic Health Care Solutions
Bolton, Ontario Canada
905.951.8541 / 866.875.2877
info@dynamichcs.com
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Raz Design Inc.
Toronto, Ontario Canada
1.877.720.5678
info@razdesigninc.com
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