Personal Steam Inhaler

Care and Cleaning
CAUTION: Always disconnect the plug from the electrical outlet and let
the Steam Inhaler cool down for at least 20 minutes before cleaning.
After Each Use
1. Remove Inhaler Hood and Vent Assembly and wipe dry with a
clean cloth or paper towel.
If any water is left in the Water Reservoir, pour water out and wipe
Reservoir and Base with a dry, clean cloth or paper towel. Never
immerse the Base in water or other liquid.
Replace Vent Assembly and Inhaler Hood; store in a cool
dry place.
Weekly Maintenance
If your Personal Steam Inhaler is used ten or more times a week or
scale builds up in the Water Reservoir, follow these additional cleaning
Remove Inhaler Hood and Vent Assembly.
Pour two ounces of undiluted white vinegar into the Water
Reservoir and let sit for 10 minutes.
Empty the white vinegar and rinse out Water Reservoir with fresh,
clean tap water.
Dry the Water Reservoir and Base with a clean cloth or paper
Wash Inhaler Hood with mild soap and warm water then carefully
rinse off all soap with fresh, clean tap water.
Dry the Inhaler Hood with a clean cloth or paper towel.
Replace Vent Assembly and Inhaler Hood. Store in a cool,
dry place.
After Long Periods of Non-Use
If you haven’t used your Personal Steam Inhaler for two weeks or
longer, follow the Weekly Maintenance Instructions before the next use.
Important Note for Overseas Travelers
The Personal Steam Inhaler is compact. You can take it
anywhere you go, even when traveling overseas. In fact, a
change in your travel environment can often trigger just the
type of respiratory ailments that the Personal Steam Inhaler is
designed to help relieve.
For travel, the Personal Steam Inhaler has a dual voltage feature
which automatically adjusts to the electrical supply from 120
volts to the 240 volt current found in many countries. You may,
however, need a plug adapter in some countries. Your local
luggage or hardware store can help you choose the right plug
adapter for your travels or call our Consumer Service
Department at 800-477-0457 to order a Plug Adapter Kit. This
kit includes five adapters for worldwide use and a cloth
storage/travel bag. Order model # M-200 for $9.99 plus $3.00
postage and handling.
One Year Limited Warranty
Your Personal Steam Inhaler is warranted against defective materials or
workmanship for one year from date or purchase. Any defective part will
be replaced at no charge if it has not been tampered with and appliance
has been used according to our printed directions. This warranty gives
you specific legal rights, as well as other rights which may vary from
state to state.
If you experience unsatisfactory operation, please call the Kaz
Consumer Service Department at (800) 477-0457, or write to Kaz,
Steam Inhaler Service Dept., One Vapor Trail, Hudson, NY 12534,
explaining just how the inhaler is operating. Our Consumer Service
Representative will advise you how to correct the problem yourself, or
will ask you to return the Steam Inhaler for repair or replacement.
Personal Steam Inhaler
Your new Personal Steam Inhaler provides all of the benefits of
steam inhalation therapy at home, at the office or when traveling.
By ordering these special accessories, your Personal Steam Inhaler becomes even more
Doctors recommend vapor therapy for symptomatic relief of colds,
flu, bronchitis, sinusitis, laryngitis and allergies. The Personal
Steam Inhaler provides a steady flow of warm moist air directly
to the nose and throat for quick relief of nasal, sinus and chest
congestion, coughs and parched throat.
Kaz Inhalant Pads
Kaz Inhalant Pads are designed to work with your Inhaler to provide soothing menthol and
eucalyptus vapors that complement the benefits of vapor therapy. Package of six. $6.99 /pk
Why steam inhalation therapy works
Breathing warm, moist air (natural steam) provides immediate relief
by lessening mucus production, nasal congestion, coughing, sore
throat discomfort and headache pain.
— Prevention Magazine 12/89
The National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases recommends inhaling steam to lessen discomfort and provide quicker
relief for sinusitis and allergies.
— U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,
Pub. No. 83-540
How the Personal Steam Inhaler helps
Use your Steam Inhaler for five to fifteen minutes, two or three times
a day while symptoms persist. Inhaling steam provides natural
therapy. No medication, Vicks® VapoSteam® or Kaz Inhalant should
be added directly to the water reservoir of the steam inhaler.
Kaz Inhalant Pads
Try Kaz inhalant pads with your Personal Steam Inhaler. These pads
are designed to work with your inhaler to provide soothing menthol
and eucalyptus vapors while the steam relieves upper respiratory
congestion. Kaz inhalant pads are available where Kaz or Vicks®
Personal Steam Inhalers are sold, or directly from Kaz at
(800) 477-0457.
To maintain a healthful level of room humidity, the use of a Kaz or
Vicks® humidifier or vaporizer is recommended to complement your
use of the Personal Steam Inhaler.
Leatherette Storage/Travel Bag
The attractive leatherette bag has a pull-string closure. It allows you to conveniently store,
pack and travel with your Personal Steam Inhaler.
$9.99 each
NOTE: Add $3.00 per order for postage and handling. New York State residents please
add applicable sales tax.
To Order:
By Phone • Call toll-free by dialing (800) 477-0457. Please have your credit
card handy for payment. We accept Visa and MasterCard. Minimum credit card
order is $10.00.
By Fax • Fax your order to Kaz Consumer Service Orders at (518) 828-2015.
Please specify Visa or MasterCard, card number and expiration date, and sign
your order. Minimum credit card order is $10.00.
By Mail • Mail your order to Kaz Consumer Service Orders, One Vapor Trail,
Hudson, NY 12534. Please clearly print your name, mailing address, and products
ordered. Enclose check or money order (no cash, please).
Via The Internet • E-mail us at consumer Be sure to include
your name, mailing address and products ordered. Please specify Visa or
MasterCard, card number and expiration date, and sign your order. Minimum
credit card order is $10.00.
Use and Care
Controlled, concentrated
vapor therapy
Compact, weighs less
than one pound,
perfect for home, office
and travel
If you have any questions
about the operation of your
Personal Steam Inhaler,
call our toll-free Consumer
Service Line at 800 477-0457
Manufactured by Kaz, Incorporated, Hudson, NY 12534 USA
Vicks® Personal Steam Inhaler is manufactured under a license from
The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH 45202.
Vicks® and VapoSteam® are registered trademarks of The Procter & Gamble Company.
Manufacturing Quality Healthcare Products for Over 70 Years
Steam Inhaler Service Department
One Vapor Trail, Hudson, NY 12534
©1998 Kaz, Incorporated.
Made and printed in USA
U.S. and Foreign patents.
Manufacturing Quality Healthcare Products for Over 70 Years
Important Safety Instructions
WARNING: To avoid electric shock hazard:
1. Appliance should always be unplugged and emptied when not in operation or while
being cleaned.
2. Do not use while bathing.
3. Do not immerse in water or other liquid. Do not overfill.
4. Do not use or store appliance where it may fall into tub or sink. Do not reach for any
appliance that has fallen into water. Unplug immediately.
5. This product has a polarized plug as a safety feature. This plug will fit into a polarized
outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit, reverse it; if the plug still does not fit,
contact a qualified electrician. Do not attempt to defeat this safety feature.
6. Do not use with an extension cord.
7. Unplug appliance immediately after use.
WARNING: To avoid the risk of burns, electric shock,
fire or other injury:
1. Keep out of reach of children. Provide constant close supervision when appliance is
used by invalids.
2. Use appliance only as described in this manual and only with attachments supplied or
recommended by Kaz. Never move or lift the steam inhaler while it is in use. It can
spill boiling water if tilted or upset.
3. Never operate appliance with a damaged cord, or if appliance has been dropped or
4. Keep cord away from heated surfaces.
5. Always use appliance on a firm, level surface to ensure against tipping, which would
release boiling water.
6. Do not use appliance while sleepy or drowsy.
7. Do not use in area where aerosol products are being used or where oxygen is being
8. Never use the Steam Inhaler without water. Never add any medication or inhalant
liquids to the water reservoir, such as Vicks® VapoSteam or Kaz Inhalant.
Personal Steam Inhaler
Fully unravel cord. Failure to do so could cause overheating and
possible fire hazard. Do not use with extension cords. Place
inhaler on a flat, stable surface for use.
Remove Inhaler Hood.
Using tap water, fill the Water Reservoir to just below the cup rim.
Do not overfill. Use with water only. Do not add any medication or inhalant liquids, such as Vicks® VapoSteam or Kaz
Inhalant, to the water reservoir. An unsafe condition may
result if anything is added to the water.
Move the Flow Levers counterclockwise for minimum steam flow.
Place your face in the hood as pictured on the cover page. Do not
rest your face on the Inhaler Hood because the soft plastic may
bend, allowing steam to escape or causing the Inhaler to tip over
and spill boiling water. Breathe normally through your nose and
mouth, inhaling steam into your nasal and throat passages.
Continue treatment for five to fifteen minutes (see How to Regulate
Steam Flow and Temperature below).
Never move or lift the
Inhaler while it is in use.
Steam is produced by boiling water; tilting can cause
water spill and possible
Inhaler Hood
Flow Levers
Index Line
On/Off switch
with Indicator Light
Vent Assembly
Replace the Vent Assembly. Align the Index Line with the raised
Arrow on the Base. Be sure the Tabs align with the slots on the top
of the Base, then turn the Vent Assembly clockwise until it locks
into place.
Assembly Tabs
Lock Symbol
Index Line
Turn the Vent Assembly counterclockwise until the Index Line is
aligned with the Arrow on the top of the Base (just above the
Switch). Note how the Tabs align with the slots in the Base. Lift the
Vent Assembly straight up to remove it.
How to Regulate Steam Flow and Temperature
The Personal Steam Inhaler features a patented adjustable Vent
Assembly which allows you to use either of the Flow Levers to control
the amount of steam you inhale as well as regulate temperature.
Replace Inhaler Hood.
Connect cord to electrical outlet. Do not use with extension cord.
Press the On/Off Switch to the ON position. The Indicator Light
will illuminate.
The Steam Inhaler will take approximately 3-5 minutes to begin
making steam. Use caution, the water reservoir and water will
become extremely hot.
Move either Vent Lever counterclockwise for lower steam flow and
If the steam is still uncomfortably warm, lift your face one or two
inches above the Inhaler Hood and continue to inhale.
Water Reservoir
10. When vapor therapy treatment is completed, move On/Off switch
to the OFF position. The lamp will go out. Disconnect plug from
electrical outlet. Allow the Steam Inhaler to cool before moving or
refilling it (see Care and Cleaning section). Do not operate Steam
Inhaler when empty.
Flow Levers
CAUTION: When using on wood surfaces, please place unit on water-resistant mat
for protection.
Condition of Sale
As a condition of sale, the purchaser assumes responsibility for the proper care and use
of this appliance in accordance with our printed instructions. The purchaser or user must
judge for himself or herself when to use it and length of use.
Using Your
Personal Steam Inhaler
Move either Vent Lever clockwise toward the “HI” setting. More
steam will increase the temperature; this setting will thus feel hotter.