Convaid Safari tilt User`s guide
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User’s Guide
• Cruiser
• EZ Rider
• Scout
• Lite Rider
• CruisAire
• Convertible
• C2000
• Safari Tilt
• Metro
• EZ Rider Planar
• Cruiser Planar
• Convertible Planer
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Table of Contents
Setting Up
Fitting Guide
Unpacking the chair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Unfolding Cruiser and EZ Rider Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Mounting Convertible wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Folding Cruiser Models - Cruiser/CruisAire/Scout/Metro/C2000 . 3
Folding EZ Rider Models - EZ Rider/Lite Rider/Convertible . . . . 4
Three-point positioning belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
H-harness with padded covers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Seat depth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Depth adjustable crotch strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Two-piece seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Seat back height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Seat width. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Footplate adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Seat-to-footplate height adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Footplate depth adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Seat-to-back angle adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Additional supports: Swing-away lateral support–single flap . . .12
Swing-away lateral support–double flap . .12
Full torso swing-away vest support . . . . . .13
Lateral thigh support (adductor) . . . . . . . 13
Medial thigh support (abductor) . . . . . . . 13
Cutback seat-1” and 2” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Heavy-duty reinforced upholstery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Anatomic Back . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Padded headwings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Headrest extension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Foam wedges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Angle adjustable footplates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Foot positioner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Footplate Securement Strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Accessories
Upper extremity support surface (Tray) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Headrest cover (Canopy) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Grab bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Anti-tip tubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Utility bag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Transit Models
Miscellaneous
Bus transport models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Wheels
Safati Tilt
Planar Seat & Back
Important
Information
Fabric removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Locking and unlocking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Wheel lock adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Anti-shimmy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Safari tilt adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Planar adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Operating and safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back cover
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CONVAID USER’S GUIDE
Setting Up
Unpacking the Chair
Check to see that the following items are included with the chair:
• Left and right footplates
• Accessories as ordered
• Hex wrench (5/32)
Unfolding Cruiser and EZ Rider Models
1. Unbuckle closer strap (for EZ Rider models, undo locking
bar).
2. Stand chair on front casters. Fig. 1
3. Grasp one handle and push down on the opposite seat tube.
Fig. 2
4. Press down firmly on seat tubes to ensure the chair is
completely unfolded. Fig. 3
5. Lock rear lock brace.
For all Cruiser Models: Use foot and push down on lower rear
brace until it locks into a straight position. Fig. 4
For all EZ Rider Models: Pull up on lock brace located behind
the seat back and slide tube over until centered between the
2 push pins. Fig. 5a & 5b (For EZ14/16/18 & CV14/16/18,
push brace downward until it locks into place. Fig. 6a & 6b)
6. Engage wheel locks. For Convertibles, install large rear
wheels.
• For Convertible Large Wheel installation, see page 2.
• For Safari Tilt instructions, see page 24.
• For Planar Seat and Back installation & instruction, see
page 29.
Fig.1
Fig.2
!
Caution:
Keep
fingers
free of
folding
mechanism.
Fig.3
1
Fig.4
SETTING UP
Fig.5a
Fig.5b
Fig.6a
Fig.6b
Mounting Convertible Large Wheels
1. To install wheels, lift
frame at rear legs.
2. Depress button on quick
release axle.
3. Push wheel axle into the
axle housing on frame
until a click is heard. Fig. 7
!
Caution: Pull wheel in
opposite direction of
attachment to ensure
axle is properly
attached to frame.
Fig.7
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Cruiser Models
• Cruiser
• Scout
• C2000
• CruisAire
• Metro
Folding
1. Unlock rear brace by pushing up on
center of brace. Fig. 8
2. Swing footrests to the side, grasp one
handle and pull on seat fabric or seat
tube with other hand. Fig. 9
Note: for
Planar
Models,
remove solid
seat & back
before
folding.
See page 28.
Fig.8
!
Caution:
Keep
fingers
free of
folding
mechanism.
Fig.9
3. Lean chair backward on
rear wheels and push on
seat tubes or footplates
to complete fold.
Fig. 10
4. Buckle closure strap.
Fig.10
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EZ RIDER / CONVERTIBLE / LITE RIDER
EZ Rider Models
• EZ Rider
• Lite Rider
• Convertible
Folding
1. Flip footplates to side.
2. Flip back armrests.
3. Unlock brace by pushing in
pin and sliding tube to the
right or left. Fig. 11a (For
EZ14/16/18 and CV14/16/18,
pull upward on brace.
Fig. 11b)
4. Push lock down. Fig. 12
5. Grasp one handle and pull up Fig.11a
on center of seat. Fig. 13
6. Lay chair flat with seat facing upward. Push on seat tubes
to complete fold.
Fig.11b
Fig.12
Fig.13
Convertible Note:
The large rear wheels
on the Convertible
must be removed
before folding.
!
Caution: To prevent
injury, keep hands clear
of moving structure
during folding.
Locking
To keep chair folded, rotate
locking bar over front legs.
Fig. 14
Carrying
Fig.14
When carrying or lifting chair, grasp the foam handle
near locking bar.
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Fitting Guide
Convaid’s lightweight, folding chairs are designed to be more than
just a convenient chair. Order the correct size chair by first
determining the user’s height, weight and seating measurements.
Properly-fitted, Convaid chairs will provide years of comfortable use.
As your child grows, refer back to this Fitting Guide to adjust the
dimensions of the chair.
Correct seating and positioning encourages good posture, which in
turn aids circulation, breathing and digestion. Please take the time to
properly adjust the chair to fit the user. If the user is not correctly
positioned, check the accessories section of this manual to see if one
or more of our accessories would help to facilitate posture or consult
your physical therapist. Improper seating can create problems with
posture. Please consult your child’s physical therapist or doctor for
additional guidance.
Three-Point Positioning Belt
The three-point positioning belt is standard with every Convaid chair
(except the Convertible, which has a 2-point belt). Adjust the belt so
the user stays securely in position. The quick-release buckle is
attached to the crotch strap, and joins the crotch strap to both belts.
To Buckle:
Slip the metal clasps on
the belt strap into the sides
of the buckle. Fig. 15
To Release:
Press the red button on
the buckle and pull out
the clasps.
Fig.15
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FITTING GUIDE
H-Harness with Padded Covers
H-harness shoulder straps help the user
retain upright trunk position. To adjust,
insert the bolt at the end of the strap
through the grommet hole in the seat
back. Grommet choice should be level
with or higher than the top of the shoulders. Choose a hole that will keep the
user secure without the strap rubbing
against the face or neck. Secure the
strap with the threaded knob. Fig. 16
Fig.16
Shoulder pads for the Hharness are standard. The
pads come equipped with
Velcro® for easy attachment. Fig. 17
Fig.17
Seat Depth
To change seat depth, partially fold
the chair to relieve fabric tension.
Undo the velcro back panel of the two
piece seat. Grasp end of seat tube,
depress spring button and move seat
tube until spring button relocates into
the desired hole. Repeat for other side
of seat. Fig. 19
Measure from the most
posterior portion of the
buttocks to the back of
the knee. Subtract from
that measurement 1-2” to
allow adequate clearance
between the seat and the
back of the knee. Fig. 18
pth
de
at
Se
Fig.18
Fig.19
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Depth Adjustable Crotch Strap
The crotch strap can be
adjusted by threading strap
through desired slot. Fig. 20
Fig.20
Two-piece Seat
The lower seat panel is
attached to the back panel
with Velcro®. It is used to
take up slack in the seat
panel after seat depth
adjustments have been
made. Fig. 21, 22 & 23
Fig.21
Wrong
Excessive Velcro® overlap lifts seat fabric and
pushes hips forward,
creating poor
posture and
reducing
effective
seat depth.
Right
Correct Velcro® adjustment
provides room
for hips,
and makes
greater use
of seat
depth.
Fig.22
Reduced
seat
depth
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Fig.23
FITTING GUIDE
Seat back height
Seat Back Height
Seat back height varies according to chair type and seat
width. Headrest extensions are available when extra height
is needed to support the head.
To determine the seat back height, measure from the seat to
the top of the shoulder or the upper part of the head.
Fig. 24
Fig.24
Seat Width
Proper seat width enables the user to sit comfortably and
prevents problems from developing. While user is seated on
a flat surface, measure from hip to hip. Fig. 25
The user should have enough room to prevent hips and
thighs from rubbing against the frame. However, the chair
should not be too wide or the user will slide around and
posture could be affected.
The seat width measurement for Cruiser, Scout
and Metro is taken from
the inside of the armrest
tubes. Fig. 26
Fig.25
Fig.26
The seat width measurement for the EZ Rider,
Convertible, and Safari Tilt is taken from the actual
seat width.
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Footplate Height Adjustment
Seat-to-footplate height is measured from the back of the knee to the
bottom of the heel. Feet or heels should rest comfortably on top of
footplate. Fig. 27
All Convaid footplates are
height adjustable. Based on your
type of chair, see appropriate
adjustment. Fig. 28 & 29
Fo
o
he tplat
igh e
t
Footplates swing away for
access or folding.
For Safari Tilt footplate adjustment,
see page 27.
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Fig.27
For Metro 12, 14, 16,
and CruisAire:
Unbolt footplate bracket,
move footplate up or down,
reattach bracket in desired
position Fig.28
For Cruiser, Metro 18,
Convertible, Scout and all
EZ Rider models:
Pull on ring to remove metal
pin holding footplate in place.
Move footplate up or down,
realign holes and replace pin
through holes in tube. Fig.29
Fig.28
Fig.29
FITTING GUIDE
Additional Footplate Height Adjustment
In the event that the footplate height adjustment described on the
previous page is inadequate, additional adjustments can be made.
(For Metro 18, Cruiser, Convertible, Scout, EZ Rider and
Lite Rider only)
1. Pull out metal pin and remove the footplate extension tube
from the frame. Fig. 30
2. Press the detent button, then pull the footplate assembly apart.
Fig. 31
3. Insert the footplate into the opposite end of the footplate extension
and re-assemble. Fig. 32
Fig.30
Fig.31
Fig.32
For additional range:
4. Using a hex wrench (included), remove both bolts from the housing
bracket on the frame. Flip the bracket upside down and replace
bolts. Fig. 33 & 34
5. Return the footplate extension tube to the housing bracket
and secure with metal pin. Fig. 35
Fig.33
Fig.34
Fig.35
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Footplate Depth Adjustment
All Cruiser, EZ Rider, Convertible, Scout, and Safari Tilt chairs offer
adjustable footplate depth.
Use the hex wrench to loosen the two bolts located on the top of the footplate. Slide footplate forward or rearward to desired depth. Retighten
bolts. Fig. 36
Fig.36
Seat-to-Back Angle Adjustment - Cruiser/CruisAire
Depending on the user’s degree of ability and prescription from your doctor
or physical therapist, you may want to adjust the back angle. Changing the
back angle can also be used to adjust the seat depth.
Partially fold chair to relieve fabric tension. Remove rubber ring from bottom
of fabric rod and slide upwards until it is clear of the bolt connecting the seat
tube to the back tube. Insert a screwdriver through the eyebolt to stop it
from turning, then use a wrench to remove the bolt. Relocate to desired position. Repeat on other side. Fig. 37
Seat-to-back angle:
85° - lower hole
90° - second hole
95° - third hole
100° - fourth hole (for CA models only)
Note:
Back angle adjustment is available on
Safari Tilt and most Cruiser chairs.
For Safari Tilt instructions, see page 27.
Fig.37
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FITTING GUIDE
Additional Supports
Convaid offers a wide variety of supports to help properly position the user.
Note: Convaid’s chairs provide a semi-contour fit around the body.
The user must be fitted correctly into the chair to achieve
optimal posture and comfort.
Swing-Away Lateral Support with Scoliosis Strap
Single Flap
Adjustable trunk support stabilizes the trunk and maintains midline
positioning. It can be pulled to one side for scoliosis correction if
used with scoliosis strap. Scoliosis strap comes standard with all
trunk supports. Fig. 38
Fig.38
Fig.39
The trunk support is attached to the chair with straps that wrap
behind the seat back and connect with Velcro®. Fig. 39
Support is achieved by pulling each triangular flap toward the
appropriate side, then securing it by wrapping the strap around
the frame and attaching with Velcro®. The two flaps can also be
wrapped around the child’s torso and joined in the middle.
Double Flap
One set of triangular flaps
locates the midline
positioning. The second
set of flaps wrap around
the trunk for stabilization.
The scoliosis strap can be
used to pull the torso to
either side. Fig. 40
Fig.40
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Full Torso Swing-Away Support Vest
Adjustable support vest keeps user
in place comfortably and securely.
Helps maintain midline seating
position and prevent forward slumping. The vest is attached to the
chair with straps that wrap around
the seat back and connect with
Velcro®, and shoulder straps that
screw into the seat back. Adjust
side straps for proper fit. Fig. 41
Lateral Thigh Support (Adductor)
Pulls thighs together, improving hip
alignment and stabilizing seating
position. Degree of adduction can be
varied and can favor one side. Fold
the adductor flaps over the thighs,
wrap the straps under and around
the armrest tube and attach with
buckle. Fig. 42
The adductor is attached with
screws at the end of the seat tubes.
For Safari Tilt, attach adductor by
Velcro® under seat tubes.
Fig.41
Fig.42
Medial Thigh Support (Abductor)
Separates thighs to improve hip
alignment and stabilize sitting
posture. Degree of abduction can be
varied and can favor one side. The
abductor flaps wrap over the user’s
thighs from the inside to the outside.
The straps buckle around the seat
tube or the armrest. They can also be
wrapped around the armrest tube
twice for high tone children. Fig. 43
The abductor is attached with
screws at the end of the seat tubes.
For Safari Tilt, attach abductor by
Velcro® under seat tubes.
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Fig.43
FITTING GUIDE
Cutback Seat - 1” and 2”
For the smaller child, a 1” or 2” cutback
seat may be more comfortable and help
achieve proper seating. It is available in
standard or reinforced seat and must
be special ordered. Not available on the
Safari Tilt or Metro chairs. Not available
on the Safari Tilt, Metro or chairs with
cushions. Fig. 44
Fig.44
Heavy-Duty Reinforced Upholstery
Heavy-duty, reinforced, padded seat and
seat back come with pockets which have
removable plastic stiffeners. Use when
extra firmness is required. Stiffeners
easily lift out of pockets for customforming with a heat gun. Not available
on Rodeo. Fig. 45
Fig.45
Anatomic Back Support Frame
The anatomic back support frame
stabilizes the neck and head in a functional position to assist the development
of neck and head righting reflexes.
The anatomic back frame is optional
from the factory and must be ordered
with the chair. Removable, reformable
stiffeners are located inside the fabric
seat back. Stiffeners easily pull out for
custom forming with a heat gun. Fig. 46
Fig.46
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Padded Headwings
Adjustable padded headwings provide soft foam support for midline positioning. Fig. 47
The padded headwings can be attached at any height by wrapping the Velcro®
straps around the frame and attaching at the back of the chair. Secure headwings by tying
laces through the grommet holes in the back of the seat fabric or headrest extension.
Fig. 48
Fig.47
Fig.48
Headrest Extension
Headrest extension fits easily into sockets on seat back. Fold chair slightly. Move rubber
grommets on the mounting posts to adjust height of seat back extension. Fig. 49 & 50
Note: To reduce the
possibility of injury, the
headrest extension must
be used with transit
models.
Fig.49
Fig.50
Foam Wedge
Use the foam wedge to modify seating or positioning or to correct posture in any Convaid
chair. Fig. 51, 52, 53 & 54
Fig.51
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Fig.52
Fig.53
Fig.54
FITTING GUIDE
Angle Adjustable Footplates
Angle adjustable footplates can be moved fore and aft, sideways, and rotated vertically
and horizontally. To adjust the angle, loosen the bolts on the footplate and move to desired
position. Retighten the bolts. Fig. 55 - Fig. 59
Fig.56
Fig.57
Fig.58
Fig.59
Fig.55
Foot Positioners
Foot Positioners may be criss-crossed over the foot to secure the whole foot Fig. 60 or
can be converted into simple ankle straps. To attach foot positioner, thread strap through
footplate as shown in Fig. 61 & 62, then bolt strap to underside of footplate.
Foot Positioner Fig.60
Fig.61
Fig.62
Footplate Securement Strap
The securement strap holds individual footplates
together to prevent them from flipping up and down. To
secure the footplates, buckle the left and right strap
together. Fig 63
Fig.63
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Accessories
Upper Extremity Support Surface (Tray)
For all Cruiser and Scout: Tilt front of tray upward and insert hook under the bolt or the
plastic knob. Lower the tray so that the bent portion of the support rod locks over the
armrest tube. Fig. 64 Note: For Scout, raise armrest to a complete vertical position before
attaching tray.
For EZ Rider and Convertible: Attach one side of tray by hooking the black metal hook
around the push handle tube. Grasp the hook bar on the opposite side of tray, push inward
and hook around the corresponding push handle tube. Fig. 65
Fig.64
Fig.65
For Safari Tilt:
1. Depress spring button on underside of armrest until tray mount pops out. Fig. 66
2. Grasp tray mount and extend until locked into position. You may need to turn the tube
slightly to snap the spring button into the hole. Fig. 67
3. Holding tray in both hands, squeeze black handles and slide onto ends of tray mount.
Fig. 68
Note: For trays purchased after the chair, remove plastic cap at end of armrest
tube before inserting tray mount tube.
Fig.66
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Fig.67
Fig.68
ACCESSORIES
Headrest Cover (Canopy)
1. Move rubber spacers to
adjust height of the canopy.
2. Insert canopy rod into
tube located on seat back
(or headrest extension if
being used). Fig. 69
Note:
Partially
fold chair
before
installing
canopy.
Fig.69
Unfolding/Folding Canopy:
1. To open, loosen knobs
and unfold metal rods.
2. Pull open than place hand
near pivot and push down
on the extended end.
3. Continue to push until
the extended end locks
into place.
4. To fold, perform above steps in reverse.
Grab Bar
For models that accept grab bars, attach
one end of grab bar to the armrest tube.
Pull other end of telescoping grab bar in
direction shown in Fig. 70 and attach.
Not available on Transit Models.
Fig.70
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Rear Anti-tip Tubes
Removable anti-tip tubes prevent chair from tipping.
To attach, remove the bolt near the open end of the anti-tip tube. Slide the anti-tip tube
over the short tube that is located next to the rear tire. Fig. 71 Align the holes on the
anti-tip tube and the short tube and insert the bolt from the side away from the tire.
Thread the washer and nut onto the bolt once it is all the way through both tubes. Tighten
with wrenches provided. Fig. 72 Repeat for other side.
Fig.71
Fig.72
Utility Bag
The Utility Bag is for storing essential
items. It attaches to the back of the
chair, but can be removed and converted
to tote bag. Fig. 73 & 74
To attach:
1. Hook clasps onto rings.
Fig.73
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Fig.74
TRANSIT MODELS
Transit Models
All Transport models have been crash tested and
performed satisfactorily at 30 mph / 20 g deceleration.
Dummy weights as tested:
!
Caution: Convaid belts
and shoulder straps are
for positioning only and
are not to be used as a
vehicular restraint.
Cruisers and Cruiser Planars
Model CX10T ........66lbs / 30kg
Model CX12T ........66lbs / 30kg
Model CX14T ........100lbs / 45.5kg
Model CX16T ........170lbs / 77kg
Model CX18T .......170lbs / 77kg
EZ Riders and EZ Rider Planars
Model EZ12T.........66lbs / 30kg
Model EZ14T.........100lbs / 45.5kg
Model EZ16T.........170lbs / 77kg
Model EZ18T.........170lbs / 77kg
Convertibles and Convertible Planars
Model CV12T .......66lbs / 30kg
Model CV14T .......100lbs / 45.5kg
Model CV16T .......170lbs / 77kg
Model CV18T .......170lbs / 77kg
Scouts
Model SC12T ........66lbs / 30kg
Model SC14T ........100lbs / 45.5kg
Model SC16T ........170lbs / 77kg
Model SC18T ........170lbs / 77kg
Metros
Model ME12T........66lbs / 30kg
Model ME14T........100lbs / 45.5kg
Model ME16T........170lbs / 77kg
Model ME18T........170lbs / 77kg
Safari Tilts
Model SFT12T.......66lbs / 30kg
Model SFT14T.......100lbs / 45.5kg
Model SFT16T.......170lbs / 77kg
Model SFT18T.......170lbs / 77kg
To reduce possibility of injury, the headrest extension must always be used with
the chair.
The following instructions should be followed to duplicate test results:
1. Chair is to be forward facing with tray removed.
2. Use a tested, proven and compatible 4-point wheelchair tiedown system and a
3-point occupant restraint system in accordance with SAE J2249.
3. The wheelchair tie-down straps are to be securely attached from the vehicle floor
points to anchor points on the chair. All Convaid anchors are clearly identified by
their red color.
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4. The occupant restraint system must include a lap belt anchored on the wheelchair
or on the wheelchair tiedowns, and a shoulder belt anchored to the vehicle
wall/roof and lap belt anchor point.
5. All floor tiedown straps must be tightened to eliminate any forward/aft movement of chair.
6. Restraint manufacturers’ instructions are to be followed closely.
7. Tilt model chairs must be transported with the seat in an upright position, except for
medical necessity, when the maximum position must be within 30° of vertical.
Q’Straint
(954) 986-6665
5553 Ravenswood Road
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312
Sure-Lok
(866) 787-3565
151 Industrial Prkwy.
Branchburg, NJ 08876
Ortho Safe Systems, Inc.
(609) 587-3859
PO Box 9435
Trenton, NJ 08650
Unwin Safety Systems
(44) (01935) 410920
Willow House
Artillery Road
Yeovil, Somerset
BA22 2RP, U.K.
Q’Straint, Sure-Lok, Unwin and Ortho Safe specialize in crash-tested tie-down systems and are in no way associated with Convaid, Inc.
Miscellaneous
Fabric Removal
Partially fold the chair to relieve fabric tension (see fold instructions on page 3).
Using a Philips screwdriver, remove two screws at the end of each seat extension
tube, and take off the upholstery. Remove the retaining rubber rings from fabric
rods, and pull the rods out of the eye bolts. Fig. 75
Lift fabric off seat tubes and away from upper handles. The seat-reinforcing strap
should remain on frame. Fig. 76
Note: For Scout you must also loosen 4 Velcro straps and unzip 4 zippers located
on back of chair.
Note: For EZ Rider, Lite Rider and Convertible you must first unbolt fabric rod
from top of handle tubes before following the above steps. Fig. 77
Note: Metro fabric is non-removable.
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Fig.75
Fig.76
Fig.77
WHEEL LOCKS
Wheel Locks
Locking and Unlocking
Convaid manufactures two types of wheel locks: hand operated
and foot operated. Check to see which type of wheel locks are on
your chair.
Hand Wheel Locks
Foot Wheel Locks
Fig.78 Locked
Fig.80 Locked
To lock, pull down on handle.
Fig. 78
To release lock, pull up on handle.
Fig. 79
Fig.79 Unlocked
To lock, use foot to press the
front of lever until locked. Fig. 80
To release lock, use foot to push
down on rear of the lever. Fig. 81
Fig.81 Unlocked
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Wheel Lock Adjustment
Set wheel locks to locked
position. Push chair with
light pressure on the rear
wheels. If wheel rotates,
adjust tension by turning the
adjustment nut until wheels
no longer rotate while
locked. Fig. 82
!
Caution:
Wheel lock
adjustment
should be
inspected
periodically.
Fig.82
Anti-Shimmy
If the front wheels develop a
shimmy, use a wrench to tighten
the stem nut. Adjust the stem
nut clockwise until the shimmy
disappears. Fig. 83
Fig.83
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SAFARI TILT
Safari Tilt
Unfolding
1. Release closure strap.
2. Raise legrests until they click into position.
3. Stand chair on wheels. Grasp one handle and push down on
the opposite seat tube. Fig. 84
4. Press down firmly on seat tubes to ensure the chair is
completely unfolded.
5. Use foot to lock the rear brace into a straight position. Fig. 85
6. Swing footrests forward. Fig. 86 (Note: For chairs with a
one-piece footplate, attach footplate with pins. Fig. 86b)
7. Install seat cushion by pushing firmly into back of seat,
then pressing down onto Velcro®.
Fig.85
Fig.86
Fig.86b
Fig.84
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Folding
Important: The Safari Tilt must be fully upright before folding or
you may damage the chair.
1. Bring the chair to the most upright position. Fig. 87
2. Remove seat cushion and flip up armrests.
3. Swing footplates to the side. Fig. 88 (Note: one-piece footplate must
be removed from chair before folding.)
4. Unlock rear brace by pushing up on center of brace with foot. Fig. 89
5. Grasp one handle and pull up on the center of the seat fabric with
the other hand. Fig. 90
Fig.88
Fig.87
Fig.89
Fig.90
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SAFARI TILT
6. Lean chair
backward on
rear wheels and
push on front legs
to complete fold.
Fig. 91
For best results,
have front casters
in trailing position.
Fold footrest
down. Fig. 92
7. Fasten closure
strap.
!
Fig.91
Caution:
Keep fingers
free of folding
mechanism.
Fig.92
Tilt and Recline
To Tilt:
If chair has both tilt & recline options,
release lock by squeezing trigger on
left handle. Tilt to desired angle and
release triggers.
If chair has tilt only, release lock by
squeezing trigger on both handles.
Tilt to desired angle and release
triggers.
To Recline:
Release lock by squeezing trigger
on right handle. Pull back on both
handles and release triggers.
Recline option not available on
SFT18. Fig. 93
Fig.93
Note: For optimal use, lubricate
the silver tilt tubes (Mechlocks)
every 3 months.
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Seat-to-Back Angle Adjustment
Partially fold the chair to
relieve fabric tension.
To change, remove bolt and
remount the seat tube using
the hole provided in the seat
back tube.
90°- lower hole
95°- upper hole
Fig. 94
Note: Be sure to replace the
bolt, washers and nut in the
same order as removed.
Fig.94
Seat-to-Footplate Height Adjustment
Pull out metal pin. Slide foot
support to desired height.
Return pin to locked position.
Fig. 95
Fig.95
Legrest Adjustment
Pull down on slide lock.
Rotate legrest to a desired
position. Release slide lock.
Ensure that the lock is
engaged. Fig. 96
Fig. 96
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SAFARI TILT
Seat Depth Adjustment
Remove bolt from adjustment hole
and slide telescoping seat tube to
desired position, refasten bolt.
Fig. 97
Note: Do not over tighten.
Fig. 97
Armrest Height Adjustment
Adjustable height, pivot armrests
are optional on the Safari Tilt
basic, anatomic, and transit
models.
To attach armrest, remove existing bolts. Attach armrest with the
bolts provided. Fig. 98
Fig.98
To change height
of armrest, remove top mounting
bolt, slide armrest up or down as
desired. Reattach bolt.
Fig. 99
Fig.99
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Planar Seat and Back
• Cruiser
Attaching Planar Seat
To attach the solid planar seat:
1. First remove the fabric seat by first detaching it from
the Velcro pad on the back of the chair. Fig. 100
2. Slide the seat out by pressing the release buttons on
the outside of the telescoping tubes and pulling on the
tubes. Set unit and tubes aside. Fig. 101
3. Remove the telescoping tubes from the planar seat.
Fig. 102 (These tubes are shipped attached to the
planar seat and have the release button on the inside
of the tubes.)
4. Insert telescoping tubes into the chair frame with
release buttons to the inside. Adjust seat depth by
pressing a release button and sliding the tube until it
clicks into position. Fig. 103
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Fig.100
Fig.101
Fig.102
Fig.103
PLANAR SEAT AND BACK
5. Facing the chair, tip the planar seat down at a 45-degree
angle toward the seat back, with the support bars
touching the frame of the chair. Fig. 104
6. Push gently until the support bars go beyond the frame
of the chair as shown. Fig. 105
7. Lower the seat to a horizontal position and push the end
caps/brackets onto the telescoping tubes until you
hear a “click”. Fig. 106
8. Make sure that the arrows on the support bars are lined up
with the green patch on each side of the cushion. Fig. 107
Fig.104
Fig.105
Fig.106
Fig.107
Attaching Planar Back
Leaving the fabric back in
place, attach the planar
back to the chair frame
using the Velcro straps.
Fig. 108
Fig.108
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• EZ Rider
• Convertible
Attaching Planar Seat
To attach the solid planar seat:
1. Velcro the solid seat onto the fabric seat. Fig. 109
2. On each side, wrap the straps attached to the seat
around the chair frame and buckle. Fig. 110
Fig.110
Fig.109
Attaching Planar Back
Attach the planar back by
wrapping the straps
around chair frame and
attaching with the Velcro.
Fig. 111
Fig.111
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PLANAR SEAT AND BACK
Planar Back Adjustments Cruiser, EZ Rider and Convertible
Adjust seat back height by removing/adding sections.
To remove a section:
1. Using an Allen wrench, remove the bottom set of screws on the lower mounting plate
on the back of the unit. Fig. 112
2. Separate the upper section from the base. Fig. 113
3. Remove bottom set of screws from upper mounting plate. Fig. 114
4. Remove middle section. Fig. 115
5. Attach upper section to base section by re-inserting the screws as shown. Fig. 116
To add a section: Perform steps 1 – 5 in reverse order.
Fig.114
Fig.112
Fig.113
Fig.115
Fig.116
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Planar Positioning Options
H-harness with Padded Covers
H-harness shoulder straps help the user retain upright trunk position. To reposition the
H-harness:
Remove the Planar Back from chair. Remove the H-harness by unscrewing it from the
back. Fig. 117 Reposition the H-harness straps by placing the screw through the grommet
hole on each strap and screwing it into the appropriate hole on the planar back. Bring the
straps to the front of the planar back, threading between sections if necessary. Reattach
the planar back to the chair. Make any necessary adjustments to the height of the
H-harness straps by moving the plastic slider up or down. After all adjustments are made,
attach the H-harness to the three point positioning belt with the spring snaphook at the
end of the H-harness. Fig. 118
Fig.117
Note: Velour-covered
shoulder pads for the
H-harness are standard.
Fig.118
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PLANAR POSITIONING OPTIONS
Adjustable Firm Lateral Thoracic Supports
Firm laterals provide solid support for positioning the
trunk. The lateral supports can be set in 3 positions:
1. Outermost Position: Laterals are installed at the furthest
point outwards – as shipped. Fig. 119
2. Midline Position: Use Allen wrench to unscrew the foam
pad. Fig. 120 Unscrew the lateral brace and rotate it so
that the short side of the brace is flat on the seat back
and the long side is perpendicular to the seat as shown.
Fig. 121
Screw the lateral brace back onto the planar back.
Fig. 122 Reattach the foam pad to the brace.
Fig.120
Fig.121
Fig.119
Fig.122
3. Innermost Position: Using Allen wrench, unscrew the foam pad. Fig. 123
Unscrew the lateral brace and rotate it so that the ling side of the brace is flat on the
seat back and the short side is perpendicular to the seat as shown. Reattach the lateral
brace Fig. 124 Screw the lateral foam pad back on the inside of the brace, leaving it
slightly loose to allow for adjustments, and then tighten. Fig. 125
Fig.123
Fig.124
Fig.125
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Full Torso Swing-Away Support Vest
Adjustable support vest keeps user in place comfortable and securely. Helps maintain midline-seating position and prevent forward slumping. The vest is attached to the chair with
straps that wrap around the seat back and connect with Velcro, and shoulder straps that
screw into the solid seat back. Adjust side straps for proper fit. Fig. 126, 127 & 128
Fig.126
Fig.128
Fig.127
Contoured Firm Headrest (Headwings)
Adjust the headrest height by slightly loosening the knobs on the seat back, and raising or
lowering the headrest. It can also be pivoted
by changing the horizontal alignment of the
knobs. Fig. 129
Note: Firm Backrest Extension is
recommended when using the
Headwings on the EZ Rider and
Convertible.
Note: All other positioning options
and accessories are utilized on the
planar seating system the same
way as on the standard Cruiser and
EZ Riders. See front of User Guide
for detailed information.
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Fig.129
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Important Information
Maintenance, Operating & Safety Instructions
• READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING THE PRODUCT
• ALWAYS FOLLOW THESE SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
• SAVE SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
CAUTION: • For increased safety, the seat belt should be used at all times.
• Do not leave user unattended.
• Do not strap user too tight.
• Straps should not interfere with breathing or circulation
• Always apply wheel locks before letting go of the chair.
• If front edge of seat is at or forward of the point where tires
touch the floor, avoid using front of seat tubes for support
during entry or exit from chair to prevent tipping.
• Avoid using footplates for weight support during exit or entry
of the chair.
!
1. Waste Disposal
The shipping carton should be kept for possible return to the manufacturer/service facility
for repair or maintenance. Other paper packaging waste should be set aside for recycling.
For disposition of replaced parts or the complete chair, the materials should be separated
into: plastic, rubber, steel, aluminum, etc., and set aside for recycling.
2. Intended Use
This product is intended for use by a person with physical disabilities who is frequently or
permanently non-ambulatory. The chair is always under the control and supervision of an
attendant, and the occupant should never be left unattended.
3. Suitable Environment
The chair is intended for both indoor and outdoor use. If the chair is used in the rain, the
excess water should be wiped off with a soft cloth. If the chair is splashed with mud or
corrosive substances like salt water or road salt, the chair should be washed clean with
water, wiped dry and a hypoallergenic and biodegradable lubricant reapplied to the moving parts. The chair should never go into seawater, as it will corrode areas that cannot be
washed clean. When going from outside to inside, clean any excess dirt or mud from the
wheels to prevent soiling of inside environment.
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4. Safety Instructions
• Follow folding/unfolding instructions.
• Never leave occupied chair unattended.
• Do not attempt to take occupied chair up or down stairs, escalators,
steep inclines, or icy or slippery surfaces.
• To avoid tipping, do not overload the chair, or hang heavy items on the handles that
might cause tipping.
• Be aware of newly created sharp edges.
• Frequently inspect the adjustments on the frame and the positioning accessories.
• Do not use chair after occupant has outgrown it.
• Do not ignore minor malfunctions and maintain the chair in good operating condition.
Monitor the wheel locks (brakes) regularly and adjust as needed.
• When going up a curb or step, face the chair forward and tilt back to lift the front
wheels over the curb. Move forward and lift the rear wheels over the curb.
• If and whenever possible and feasible, the rider should
transfer out of the chair and into an approved vehicle seat
and passenger restraint system. However, if a transfer is not
possible, use only designated chairs in a moving vehicle which apply
to the wheelchair Tiedown and Occupant Restrain System (WTORS)
following the requirements of SAE J2249. Follow tie-down harness
manufacturer’s instructions carefully and refer to Convaid’s ‘Transit
Guide’ for specifics.
• When going up a curb or step, face forward and
tilt the chair back to lift the front wheels over the
curb. Move forward and lift the rear wheels over
the curb.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION
• When going down a curb, approach the
curb backwards. Lower the rear wheels
down the curb and continue backwards,
taking the weight off the front wheels so
they can be gently lowered.
• When transferring user to or from chair,
apply foot wheel locks.
• Maintain control of chair at all times
while going up/down ramp. Avoid steep
slopes, particularly with a heavy
occupant. If in doubt, do not attempt a
descent unless a third party is present
to help maintain control of chair.
5. User Maintenance
The following maintenance procedures should be conducted on a regular
basis: Examine your Convaid product visually from time to time for possible
wear and tear. Lubricant* should be applied to frame and moving parts to
maintain easy folding and adjustment.
a) Tire Air Pressure: The air pressure in your tires should be checked
WEEKLY, since low air pressure may affect brake ability.
b) Axles and Moving Parts: Axles and moving parts should be wiped off
WEEKLY with a slightly moist cloth, to remove dust, dirt and mud. Apply
some lubricant* after each cleaning.
c) Repair or replace loose, worn, bent, missing or damaged parts
before using the chair!
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MAINTENANCE CHART
Rims, tires and tire pressure
Wheel locks and hand brakes
Accessories
Front and rear wheel axles
Cleaning & lubricating all moving parts
Belts, zippers and Velcro closures
Seat-/ back upholstery**/tautness
Weekly
Every 3
months
Every 6
months
As necessary
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Armrests & foam
Frame
•
Mechlock*
Contacting a Convaid representative
for service or repair***
•
* Use a non-toxic, hypoallergenic lubricant for all moving parts of the frame
** Follow cleaning instructions for appropriate user hygiene
*** NOTE: Repair or replacement of non-removable, worn or broken parts must be
performed by a qualified service facility.
6. Cleaning and disinfection
Clean all areas that come in contact with user or caregiver with a disinfectant
solution.
To prevent the spread of germs, disinfectant wipes should be used on a regular basis. Keep frame dry and apply a non-toxic, hypoallergenic and
biodegradable lubricant to all moving parts. After longer storage periods, and
before further use, the entire chair needs to be serviced, cleaned and disinfected. Follow the guidelines of each country and region.
Cleaning of frame:
Frame is to be kept dry and free of dirt and should be wiped off with a nontoxic, hypoallergenic and biodegradable lubricant. Lubricant should be
applied to moving parts as needed to maintain easy folding and adjustment.
All contact with salt water should be avoided. If the chair is used in salt-water
environments corrosion may occur. In the event of salt-water exposure, the
frame should be wiped off with a moist towel as soon as possible. Water and a
soft cloth are sufficient; lubricant should be reapplied to all moving parts.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Cleaning of wheels and brakes:
Wheels should be kept free of dirt or mud so as to not interfere with pushing
the chair. The brakes are to be kept free of dirt or mud, so as not to interfere
with locking. Wipe wheels and brakes with a moist cloth as needed and readjust brakes if indicated.
Cleaning of fabric cover:
Seat and back upholstery can be easily removed (except on Metro), washed,
air dried and reattached to the chair. Use standard detergent to wash fabric.
Cushioned parts can also be removed from chair, washed or wipe off with a
moist cloth. Before reattaching them to the chair, make sure they are
completely dry. Use standard detergent to wash fabric.
Parts that are permanently attached may be wiped vigorously with a moist
cloth. Allow sufficient time to dry before placing user in chair.
7. Storage
Before extended storage periods, and before reuse, the entire chair needs to
be serviced, cleaned and disinfected.
8. Reuse
Your Convaid chair should undergo a wipe-down disinfection before reuse.
Please use a non-toxic, biodegradable disinfectant solution suitable for surface disinfection.
Please check the following components (see MAINTENANCE CHART) for
operation, intactness, etc. and replace if necessary:
• Wheels (tread pattern), air pressure if applicable
• Frame
• Seat- and back upholstery
• Wheel lock operation
• Bearings and axles: check wear and tear/ lubrication
• Straight-running stability of wheels
• Attachments
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9. Repairs
User: The user can replace easily removable parts or accessories, e.g. footplates and footrest assemblies, heel loops, all fabric items, hand grips, etc.
Manufacturer/Service Facility: Repair or replacement of permanently
attached, worn or broken parts must be performed by a qualified service facility. Any individual part of the chair can be replaced. If the service facility is
close, contact the manufacturer/service facility and the chair can be delivered
in person. Alternatively, after receiving a return authorization, the chair
should be packaged in the original or suitable shipping carton for return to the
manufacturer/service facility. Ship via parcel post or by private package delivery services.
10. Tools Required
User:
• 3⁄8”, 7⁄16”, 3⁄4” or 2 adjustable wrenches with 3⁄4” capacity Phillips head
screwdriver
• Hex key 5⁄32” (included)
Service Facility / Authorized Service Dealer
• A selection of imperial size wrenches, or two adjustable wrenches with
3⁄4”capacity.
• A Phillips head and a flat head screwdriver
• A rivet setting machine with a selection of tool sizes, or a set of hand tools
• Power drill with selection of imperial size drill bits
• Hex key 5⁄32” (included)
11. Spare Parts
If the user is unable to visit a Service Facility to describe the problem, they
can request a diagram of the product be sent to them, so they can draw an
arrow to the part needing replacement. If not under warranty, they will
receive an estimate of the cost and, if necessary, shipping instructions for
return of the chair.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION
12. Functional Tests
All four wheels should make contact with the floor. With the chair empty,
push it forward on a smooth level surface with enough momentum to travel
six feet (2 m). The chair should not veer to the left or right more than six
inches (15 cm). Wheels should be free running and the wheel locks (brakes)
adjusted to adequately secure the chair. Following the fold/unfold instructions, the chair should fold/unfold smoothly without undue effort. All fasteners should be secure. Fasteners on moving joints should not be over tight.
Seat fabric should not be wide-stretched or sagging. Positioning accessories
should be correctly adjusted and secure.
13. Authorized Service Dealer
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NOTES
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NOTES
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Limited Lifetime Warranty
Convaid warrants to the original retail purchaser of the Convaid product, that if any part
thereof proves functionally defective in material or workmanship within the specified
warranty period, such defective part will be repaired or replaced (at Convaid’s discretion)
free of charge. Warranty service may be performed by an authorized service center or
(at Convaid’s discretion) the factory.
Warranty Period
Frame & X-Braces.......................................Lifetime of original retail buyer (except on Metros & C2000)
Other components ......................................One year
Fabric & webbing ........................................One year
Planar seat & back ......................................Five years for hardware, 18 months for all other components
Metro & C2000 Frame & X-Braces ............Five years
Sensiform cushion.......................................Two years
This warranty does not cover normal wear and tear or damage caused by accident or misuse.
To exercise this limited warranty, the user should first obtain a Return Authorization Number from
Convaid’s customer service. The product must be delivered charges pre-paid (UPS recommended)
to the factory or to an authorized service center, together with a copy of the original invoice, the
Return Authorization Number and a written description of the problem.
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY EXCLUDES ANY CLAIM FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES. ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY APPLICABLE IS LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE
DURATION OF THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION
OR LIMITATIONS OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR LIMITATIONS ON HOW
LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS. SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY
NOT APPLY TO YOU. THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES WHICH EXTEND BEYOND THE
DESCRIPTION ON THE FACE THEREOF.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may have other rights that vary from state to state.
Warranty applicable in USA only, may vary in other countries.
FAST FACTORY SERVICE: If being without your chair creates a hardship, you may wish to
take advantage of our Fast Factory Service, whether under warranty or not.
WARRANTY REPAIR: Simply send your chair to Convaid by UPS Next Day Air (prepaid).
It will be fixed and shipped out within 48 hours by UPS Next Day Air at our expense.
NON-WARRANTY REPAIR: The time to repair and ship back to you will be extended by the
length of time it takes us to reach you for approval of estimated repair costs.
The CE Mark Authorized Representative is Medical Specialties Ltd., Whalley BB7 9UE, UK
PO Box 4209, Palos Verdes, CA 90274
Toll free in the US: 1-888-CONVAID (266-8243) • Phone: (310) 618-0111 • Fax: (310) 618-8811
Email: [email protected] • International Email: [email protected]
Website: www.convaid.com
03/2008
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