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STYLUS
SAFETY GUIDELINES
WARNING! An authorized Pride Provider or a qualified technician must perform the initial setup
of this wheelchair and must perform all of the procedures in this manual.
The symbols below are used throughout this owner's manual and on the wheelchair to identify warnings and
important information. It is very important for you to read them and understand them completely.
WARNING! Indicates a potentially hazardous condition/situation. Failure to follow designated
procedures can cause either personal injury, component damage, or malfunction. On the
product, this icon is represented as a black symbol on a yellow triangle with a black border.
MANDATORY! These actions should be performed as specified. Failure to perform mandatory
actions can cause personal injury and/or equipment damage. On the product, this icon is
represented as a white symbol on a blue dot with a white border.
PROHIBITED! These actions are prohibited. These actions should not be performed at any time
or in any circumstances. Performing a prohibited action can cause personal injury and/or
equipment damage. On the product, this icon is represented as a black symbol with a red circle
and red slash.
Quick Reference Information
Authorized Pride Provider:_________________________________________________________________
Address:_________________________________________________________________________________
Phone Number:__________________________________________________________________________
Purchase Date:____________________________________________________________________________
NOTE: This owner’s manual is compiled from the latest specifications and product information available at
the time of publication. We reserve the right to make changes as they become necessary. Any changes to our
products may cause slight variations between the illustrations and explanations in this manual and the product
you have purchased. The latest/current version of this manual is available on our website.
Copyright © 2010
Pride Mobility Products Corp.
INFMANU2121/Rev G/November 2010
CONTENTS
I.
INTRODUCTION .............................................................................................................................. 4
II.
SAFETY ............................................................................................................................................... 5
III. YOUR WHEELCHAIR .................................................................................................................. 13
IV. COMFORT ADJUSTMENTS ..................................................................................................... 16
V.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE ..................................................................................................... 23
VI. WARRANTY ..................................................................................................................................... 27
APPENDIX I - SPECIFICATIONS .................................................................................................... 28
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I. INTRODUCTION
SAFETY
WELCOME to Pride Mobility Products (Pride). The wheelchair you have purchased combines state-of-the-art
components with safety, comfort, and styling in mind. We are confident that these design features will provide
you with the conveniences you expect during your daily activities. Once you understand how to safely operate
and care for your wheelchair, it should give you years of trouble free operation and service.
Read and follow all instructions, warnings, and notes in this manual before attempting to operate your wheelchair
for the first time. You must also read all instructions, warnings, and notes contained in any supplemental instructional booklets that accompanied your wheelchair before initial operation. Your safety depends upon you, as well
as your provider, caretaker, or healthcare professional in using good judgement.
If there is any information in this manual which you do not understand, or if you require additional assistance for
setup or operation, please contact your authorized Pride Provider. Failure to follow the instructions in this
manual and those located on your wheelchair can lead to personal injury and/or damage to the wheelchair,
including voiding the warranty.
PURCHASER’S AGREEMENT
By accepting delivery of this product, you promise that you will not change, alter, or modify this product or
remove or render inoperable or unsafe any guards, shields, or other safety features of this product; fail, refuse, or
neglect to install any retrofit kits from time to time provided by Pride to enhance or preserve the safe use of this
product.
SHIPPING AND DELIVERY
Before using your wheelchair, make sure your delivery is complete as some components may be individually
packaged. If you do not receive a complete delivery, please contact your authorized Pride Provider immediately.
Where damage has occurred during transport, either to the packaging or content, please contact the delivery company responsible.
INFORMATION EXCHANGE
We want to hear your questions, comments, and suggestions about this manual. We would also like to hear about
the safety and reliability of your new wheelchair, and about the service you received from your authorized Pride
Provider.
Please notify us of any change of address, so we can keep you apprised of important information about safety,
new products, and new options that can increase your ability to use and enjoy your wheelchair. Please feel free to
contact us at one of the following addresses:
USA:
Pride Mobility Products Corporation
Attn.: Customer Care Department
182 Susquehanna Avenue
Exeter, PA 18643-2694
info@pridemobility.com
1-800-424-8205
Canada:
Pride Mobility Products Company
380 Vansickle Road Unit 350
St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 6P7
1-888-570-1113
NOTE: If you ever lose or misplace your product registration card or your copy of this manual, contact us and
we will be glad to send you a new one immediately.
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PRODUCT SAFETY SYMBOLS
The symbols below are used on the wheelchair to identify warnings, mandatory actions, and prohibited actions. It
is very important for you to read and understand them completely.
Read and follow the information in the owner’s manual.
Maximum seating weight.
Keep your hands away from the tires when driving. Be aware that loose fitting clothing
can become caught in drive tires.
Avoid exposure to rain, snow, ice, salt, or standing water whenever possible. Maintain
and store in a clean and dry condition.
Disposal and recycling - Contact your authorized Pride Provider for information on
proper disposal and recycling of your Pride product and its packaging.
Anti-tip wheels must be used to ensure stability when using an an oxygen tank holder.
Ensure the ball detents on the quick-release axles snap into place and are fully visable
after drive wheel installation.
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GENERAL GUIDELINES
MANDATORY! Do not operate your new wheelchair for the first time without completely reading
and understanding this owner’s manual.
Your wheelchair is a state-of-the-art life-enhancement device designed to increase mobility. Pride provides an
extensive variety of products to best fit the individual needs of the wheelchair user. Please be aware that the final
selection and purchasing decision regarding the type of wheelchair to be used is the responsibility of the wheelchair user, who is capable of making such a decision, and his/her healthcare professional (i.e., medical doctor,
physical therapist, etc.).
The contents of this manual are based on the expectation that a mobility device expert has properly fitted the
wheelchair to the user and has assisted the prescribing healthcare professional and/or the authorized Pride Provider in the instruction process for the use of the product.
There are certain situations, including some medical conditions, where the wheelchair user will need to practice
operating the wheelchair in the presence of a trained attendant. A trained attendant can be defined as a family
member or care professional specially trained in assisting a wheelchair user in various daily living activities.
As you begin using your wheelchair during daily activities, you will probably encounter situations in which you
will need some practice. Simply take your time and you will soon be in full and confident control as you maneuver
through doorways, on and off of elevators, up and down ramps, and over moderate terrain.
Below are some precautions, tips, and other safety considerations that will help you become accustomed to operating your wheelchair safely.
Modifications
Pride has designed and engineered your wheelchair to provide maximum mobility and utility. A wide range of
accessories is available from your authorized Pride Provider to further customize your wheelchair to better suit
your needs and/or preferences. However, under no circumstances should you modify, add, remove, or disable any
feature, part, or function of your wheelchair.
WARNING! Do not modify your wheelchair in any way not authorized by Pride. Do not use
accessories if they have not been tested or approved for Pride products.
Pre-Ride Safety Check
Get to know the feel of your wheelchair and its capabilities. Pride recommends that you perform a safety check
before each use to make sure your wheelchair operates smoothly and safely. Before riding, you should be trained
in the safe use of this wheelchair by your authorized Pride Provider.
Perform the following inspections prior to using your wheelchair:
„ Check for proper tire inflation. Maintain but do not exceed the psi/bar/kPa air pressure rating indicated on each
tire if equipped with pneumatic tires.
„ Check the brakes. See V. “Care and Maintenance.”
NOTE: If you discover a problem, contact your authorized Pride Provider for assistance.
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Weight Limitations
Your wheelchair is rated for a maximum weight capacity. Please refer to the specifications table for this limit. Keep in
mind that the weight capacity includes the combined weight of the user and any accessories mounted to the wheelchair.
MANDATORY! Stay within the specified weight capacity of your wheelchair. Exceeding the
weight capacity voids your warranty. Pride will not be held responsible for injuries and/or
property damage resulting from failure to observe weight limitations.
WARNING! Do not carry passengers on your wheelchair. Carrying passengers on your wheelchair
may affect the center of gravity, resulting in a tip or a fall.
WARNING! The rear flap is for pocket items such as cell phones, keys, and papers. There are no
other storage areas on your wheelchair.
WARNING! Do not carry baggage weighing more than 10 lbs. (4.5 kg) on the back of the
wheelchair. Carrying or tying baggage in excess of 10 lbs. (4.5 kg) on the back of the wheelchair
may affect the center of gravity, resulting in a tip or a fall.
Tire Inflation
If your wheelchair is equipped with pneumatic tires, you should check or have the air pressure checked regularly.
Proper inflation pressures will prolong the life of your tires and help ensure the smooth operation of your wheelchair.
WARNING! It is important that the psi/bar/kPa air pressure rating indicated on the tire be
maintained in pneumatic tires at all times. Do not underinflate or overinflate your tires. Low
pressure may result in loss of control, and overinflated tires may burst. Failure to maintain the
psi/bar/kPa air pressure rating indicated on the pneumatic tires at all times may result in tire
and/or wheel failure.
WARNING! Inflate your wheelchair drive tires from a regulated air source with an available
pressure gauge. Inflating your tires from an unregulated air source could overinflate them,
resulting in a burst tire.
NOTE: If the tire on your wheelchair lists the psi rating only, use the following conversion formulas to find
the bar or kPa rating: bar = psi x 0.06895; kPa = psi x 6.89476.
Incline Information
More and more buildings have ramps with specified degrees of inclination, designed for easy and safe access. Some ramps
may have turning switchbacks (180-degree turns) that require you to have good cornering skills on your wheelchair.
„ Proceed with extreme caution as you approach the downgrade of a ramp or other incline.
„ Take wide swings with your wheelchair’s front wheels around any tight corners. If you do that, the
wheelchair’s rear wheels will follow a wide arc, not cut the corner short, and not bump into or get hung up on
any railing corners.
„ When driving down a ramp, proceed slowly to ensure a safely controlled descent.
„ Avoid sudden stops and starts.
When climbing an incline, try to keep your wheelchair moving. If you must stop, start up again slowly and then
accelerate cautiously. When driving down an incline, proceed slowly and drive in the forward direction only. If
your wheelchair starts to move down the incline faster than you anticipated or desired, bring it to a complete stop
using both hands, then proceed slowly to ensure a safely controlled descent.
WARNING! When on any sort of an incline or decline, never allow the wheelchair to roll
freely while seated on it or standing next to it.
WARNING! When climbing an incline, do not zigzag or drive at an angle up the face of the
incline. Drive your wheelchair straight up the incline. This greatly reduces the possibility
of a tip or a fall. Always exercise extreme caution when negotiating an incline.
WARNING! You should not travel up or down a potentially hazardous incline (i.e., areas
covered with snow, ice, cut grass, or wet leaves).
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WARNING! Never travel down an incline backward. Doing so may cause the wheelchair to tip.
Always exercise extreme caution when negotiating an incline.
WARNING! If your wheelchair is equipped with an optional carry bag mounted to the seatback,
do not overload the bag or exceed the maximum load rating of the bag. Doing so could cause
instability in your wheelchair when negotiating inclines, causing it to tip.
WARNING! Even though your wheelchair is capable of climbing slopes greater than those
illustrated in figure 1, do not, under any circumstances, exceed the incline guidelines or any other
specifications presented in this manual. Doing so could cause instability in your wheelchair.
Pride recommends that the maximum slope of an incline you attempt to safely ascend or descend on your wheelchair does not exceed 5° (8.7%). See figure 1.
WARNING! Any attempt to climb or descend a slope steeper than 5° (8.7%) may put your
wheelchair in an unstable position and cause it to tip.
Figure 1. Recommended Maximum Safe Slope (Ascending and Descending)
Braking Information
To stop the wheelchair, apply pressure to both handrims until the wheelchair comes to a complete stop.
Manual Wheel Locks
Your wheelchair is equipped with two manual wheel locks; one mounted on each drive wheel. The manual wheel
locks help prevent your wheelchair from moving when parked. After you bring your wheelchair to a complete
stop, engage both manual wheel locks. There are two types of manual wheel locks available on your wheelchair:
push-to-lock and pull-to-lock. If you have any questions about the operation of your manual wheel locks, contact
your authorized Pride Provider.
NOTE: Pride does not recommend that you remain parked on an incline for a long period of time as your wheelchair may slide or the the manual wheel lock may become disengaged after extended use.
WARNING! Do not attempt to use either manual wheel lock lever to stop your wheelchair.
Cornering Information
While your wheelchair is equipped with front caster wheels, excessively high cornering speeds can still create the possibility of tipping. Factors which affect the possibility of tipping include, but are not limited to: cornering speed, steering
angle (how sharply you are turning), uneven road surfaces, inclined road surfaces, riding from an area of low traction to
an area of high traction (such as passing from a grassy area to a paved area – especially at high speed while turning), and
abrupt directional changes. High cornering speeds are not recommended. If you feel that you may tip over in a corner,
reduce your speed and steering angle (i.e., lessen the sharpness of the turn) to prevent your wheelchair from tipping.
WARNING! When cornering sharply, reduce your speed and maintain a stable center of gravity.
This greatly reduces the possibility of a tip or fall.
Public Streets and Roadways
WARNING! You should not operate your wheelchair on public streets and roadways. Be aware
that it may be difficult for traffic to see you when you are seated on your wheelchair. Obey all
local pedestrian traffic rules. Wait until your path is clear of traffic, and then proceed with
extreme caution.
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Outdoor Driving Surfaces
Your wheelchair is designed to provide optimum stability under normal driving conditions—dry, level surfaces
composed of concrete, blacktop, or asphalt. However, Pride recognizes that there will be times when you will
encounter other surface types. For this reason, your wheelchair is designed to perform admirably on packed soil,
grass, and gravel. Feel free to use your wheelchair safely on lawns and in park areas.
„ Avoid driving on uneven terrain and/or soft surfaces.
„ Avoid tall grass that can entangle the running gear.
„ Avoid loosely packed gravel and sand.
„ Avoid uneven surfaces.
„ Do not use your wheelchair in fresh or salt water.
„ Do not use your wheelchair at the edge of a stream, lake, or ocean.
„ If you feel unsure about a driving surface, avoid that surface.
Inclement Weather Precautions
Exposure of your wheelchair to inclement weather conditions should be avoided whenever possible. If suddenly
caught up in rain, snow, severe cold or heat while operating your wheelchair, proceed to shelter at the earliest
opportunity. Thoroughly dry your wheelchair before storing or operating your wheelchair.
PROHIBITED! Operating in rain, snow, salt, mist/spray conditions, and on icy/slippery surfaces
can have an adverse affect on your wheelchair. Maintain and store your wheelchair in a dry and
clean condition.
WARNING! Prolonged exposure to hot or cold conditions may affect the temperature of
upholstered and non-upholstered items on the wheelchair, possibly resulting in skin irritation.
Exercise caution when using the wheelchair in extremely hot or cold conditions or when
exposing your wheelchair to direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time.
Stationary Obstacles (Steps, Curbs, etc.)
Proceed with extreme caution when driving near raised surfaces, unprotected ledges and/or drop-offs (curbs,
porches, stairs, etc.). Be sure your wheelchair is traveling perpendicular to any curb you may be required to
navigate. See figure 2.
WARNING! Do not attempt to have your wheelchair climb or descend an obstacle that is higher
than 2 in. (5 cm) unless you have the assistance of an attendant.
WARNING! Do not attempt to have your wheelchair proceed backward down any step, curb, or
other obstacle. This may cause the wheelchair to tip.
Figure 2. Correct Curb Approach
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Stairs and Escalators
Wheelchairs are not designed to travel up or down stairs or escalators. Always use an elevator.
WARNING! Never use your wheelchair to negotiate steps or escalators.
Doors
„ Determine if the door opens toward or away from you.
„ Drive your wheelchair gently and slowly forward to push the door open. Or drive your wheelchair gently and
slowly backward to pull the door open.
Elevators
Modern elevators have a door edge safety mechanism that, when pushed, reopens the elevator door(s).
„ If you are in the doorway of an elevator when the door(s) begin to close, push on the rubber door edge or allow
the rubber door edge to contact the wheelchair and the door will reopen.
„ Use care that pocketbooks, packages, or wheelchair accessories do not become caught in elevator doors.
Lift Systems/Elevation Products
If you will be transporting your wheelchair during travel, you may find it necessary to use a vehicle-mounted lift
system or elevation product to aid in transportation. Pride recommends that you closely review the warnings,
instructions, specifications, and safety information set forth by the manufacturer of the lift/elevation product
before using that product.
WARNING! Not all lift systems/elevation products are rated for use with an occupied mobility
device. Pride recommends that you do not remain seated in your wheelchair when it is being
used in connection with any type of lift system/elevation product unless:
„ That product is rated for occupied use by the manufacturer.
„ You are able to occupy your mobility device in strict conformity with the warnings,
instructions, specifications, and safety guidelines set forth by the manufacturer.
Motor Vehicle Transport
Pride recommends that you do not remain seated in your wheelchair while traveling in a motor vehicle. Your
wheelchair was designed to be folded and stored in a secure location, such as the trunk of a car, during motor
vehicle transport. In addition, all removable wheelchair parts, including the armrests and front riggings should be
removed and/or properly secured during movement.
WARNING! Do not sit on your wheelchair while it is in a moving vehicle.
Positioning Belts
Your authorized Pride Provider, therapist(s), and other healthcare professionals are responsible for determining
your requirement for a positioning belt in order to operate your wheelchair safely. Typically, the positioning belt
is not designed for use as a restraining device in a motor vehicle. You should be properly belted into seats
approved by the vehicle manufacturer with your wheelchair properly stowed for vehicle transport.
WARNING! If you require a positioning belt to safely operate your wheelchair, make sure it is
fastened securely in order to reduce the possibility of a fall from the wheelchair.
WARNING! The positioning belt is not designed for use as a seat belt in a motor vehicle. Nor is
your wheelchair suitable for use as a seat in any vehicle. Anyone traveling in a vehicle should
be properly belted into seats approved by the vehicle manufacturer.
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Removable Parts
WARNING! Do not attempt to lift or move a wheelchair by any of its removable parts, including
the armrests, seat, and front riggings.
Reaching and Bending
Never reach, lean, or bend while driving your wheelchair. If it is absolutely necessary to reach, lean, or bend while
seated on your wheelchair, it is important to maintain a stable center of gravity and keep the wheelchair from
tipping. Pride recommends that the wheelchair user determine his/her personal limitations and practice bending
and reaching in the presence of a qualified healthcare professional.
WARNING! Do not bend, lean, or reach for objects if you have to pick them up from the
floor by reaching down between your knees or if you have to reach over the back of
the seat. Movements such as these may change your center of gravity and the weight
distribution of the wheelchair. This may cause your wheelchair to tip.
WARNING! Keep your hands away from the tires when driving. Be aware that loose
fitting clothing can become caught in drive tires.
Transfers
Transferring onto and off of your wheelchair requires
a good sense of balance. Always have an attendant or
healthcare professional present while learning to properly transfer yourself.
To eliminate the possibility of injury, Pride recommends that you or a trained attendant perform the following tasks before attempting a transfer:
„ Turn both caster wheels so that the caster forks
point forward to improve wheelchair stability
during transfer.
„ Ensure both manual wheel locks on your
wheelchair are engaged. See III. “Your
Wheelchair.”
„ If necessary, remove or flip up one or both
armrests. See IV. “Comfort Adjustments.”
„ Move the leg rests aside; this will help to keep your
feet from getting caught on the front rigging during
the transfer.
„ Reduce the distance between your wheelchair and
the object you are transferring onto.
Figure 4. Ideal Transfer Position
WARNING! Before transferring, position yourself as far back as possible in the wheelchair seat
to prevent the wheelchair from tipping forward during transfer.
WARNING! Avoid putting all of your weight on the wheelchair armrests and do not use the
armrests for weight bearing purposes, such as transfers. Such use may cause the wheelchair to
tip, resulting in a fall from the wheelchair and personal injury.
WARNING! Avoid putting all of your weight on the manual wheel locks and do not use the manual
wheel locks for weight bearing purposes, such as transfers. Such use may cause equipment
damage or personal injury.
WARNING! Avoid putting all of your weight on the front riggings. Such use may cause the
wheelchair to tip.
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Prescription Drugs/Physical Limitations
Users must exercise care and common sense when operating a wheelchair. This includes awareness of safety
issues when taking prescribed or over-the-counter drugs or when the user has specific physical limitations.
WARNING! Consult your physician if you are taking prescribed or over-the-counter medication or
if you have certain physical limitations. Some medications and limitations may impair your
ability to operate your wheelchair in a safe manner.
Alcohol/Smoking
The wheelchair user must exercise care and common sense when operating his/her wheelchair. This includes
awareness of safety issues while under the influence of alcohol or while smoking.
WARNING! Do not operate your wheelchair while you are under the influence of alcohol, as this
may impair your ability to operate your wheelchair in a safe manner.
WARNING! Pride strongly recommends that you do not smoke cigarettes while seated in your
wheelchair, although the wheelchair has passed the necessary testing requirements for
cigarette smoking. You must adhere to the following safety guidelines if you decide to smoke
cigarettes while seated in your wheelchair.
„ Do not leave lit cigarettes unattended.
„ Keep ashtrays a safe distance from the seat cushions.
„ Always make sure cigarettes are completely extinguished before disposal.
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THE STYLUS
The Stylus is a rear-wheel drive wheelchair designed to operate both indoors and outdoors on smooth surfaces.
BACK CANE HANDLES
BACK CANES
SEATBACK
ARMRESTS
MANUAL
WHEEL LOCKS
DRIVE WHEEL
TIRE
FRONT RIGGINGS
(SWING-AWAY
FOOTREST SHOWN)
CASTER
WHEEL
HANDRIM
SIDE FRAME
CASTER FORK
CROSS FRAME
FOOT PLATES
Figure 5. The Stylus Wheelchair
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USING THE STYLUS
The Stylus is a manual wheelchair. Either an attendant
pushes it, or you move it by gripping the handrims (see
figure 5) and turning them in the desired direction of
travel. You steer it by turning one wheel faster than the
other. To stop the wheelchair, you apply pressure to
both handrims until the wheelchair comes to a complete
stop.
PUSH TO ENGAGE
Unfolding
The Stylus is a folding wheelchair. Unfold it completely
before sitting in it.
To unfold the Stylus:
1. Engage both manual wheel locks. See figure 6 or 7.
2. Place the palm of your hands on each seat base rail.
See figure 8.
3. Press down until the seat base rails are locked into
place.
Figure 6. Right Manual Push-to-Lock Wheel Lock
Folding
Folding the wheelchair makes it easier to carry and
store. The folded width is 11.75 in. (29.85 cm).
PULL TO ENGAGE
To fold the Stylus:
1. Engage both manual wheel locks. See figure 6 or 7.
2. Flip up the foot plates (if applicable).
3. Hold the seat base by the center at the front and at
the back. See figure 9.
4. Pull up on the seat base until both wheels close
together.
Figure 7. Right Manual Pull-to-Lock Wheel Lock Engaged
Figure 8. Unfolding the Stylus
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Transporting Your Stylus
The Stylus was designed to be folded and stored in a
secure location, such as the trunk of a car, during motor
vehicle transport.
BACK CANE HANDLES
To stow the Stylus:
1. Fold the Stylus.
2. With one hand, grab and squeeze together both
back cane handles. See figure 10.
3. With the other hand, grab and squeeze together
both seat base rails.
SEAT BASE
RAILS
NOTE: You can also remove the drive wheels to make
the wheelchair more compact. See “Drive Wheel
Position.”
WARNING! If you remove the drive
wheels, make sure the ball detents on
the quick-release axles snap into place
when reinstalling the wheel, if
equipped. See “Drive Wheel Position.”
Figure 10. Lifting Points
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COMFORT ADJUSTMENTS
After becoming familiar with your wheelchair’s operation, you may find the need to make some adjustments to
increase your comfort, such as drive wheel position, swing-away footrest length, elevating leg rest length and
angle, calf pad height, seatback height, armrest height, seatback angle, seat angle, manual wheel lock tension, seat
tension, and caster angle.
WARNING! The center of gravity of your wheelchair was factory set to a position that meets the
needs of the demographic majority of users. Your authorized Pride Provider has evaluated your
wheelchair and made any necessary adjustments to suit your specific requirements. Do not
change your seating configuration without first contacting Pride Mobility Products or your
authorized Pride Provider.
WARNING! Some wheelchair components are heavy. You may need assistance to lift or carry
them. Please refer to the specifications table for specific component weights before you
disassemble the wheelchair.
WARNING! Remove the occupant from the wheelchair before making any adjustments.
You may need the following to make comfort
adjustments:
„ Metric socket set
„ Metric hex key set
„ Adjustable wrench
Drive Wheel Adjustment
Your wheelchair is equipped with either a bolt-on or a
quick-release drive wheel. The location of the drive
wheel center bolt and nut on the axle bracket determines
the drive wheel height. The location of the axle bracket
on the wheelchair frame determines the drive wheel
position and can affect performance and center of
gravity.
NOTE: If you change the drive wheel position, you may Figure 11. Quick Release Drive Wheel
have to change the caster height, caster angle, and
adjust the manual wheel lock. Consult your authorized
Pride Provider.
To change the drive wheel position:
1. Remove the drive wheel. If your wheelchair is
equipped with a quick-release drive wheel, press the
quick-release button and pull the drive wheel off. See
figure 11. If your wheelchair is equipped with a bolton drive wheel, remove the hubcap, and then remove
the nut and bolt. See figure 12.
2. Pull the drive wheel off of the wheelchair.
3. Remove the hardware that fastens the drive wheel
bracket to the frame. See figure 13.
BOLT
NUT
HUBCAP
Figure 12. Bolt-on Drive Wheel
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4. Reposition the drive wheel bracket to the desired
position (either A or B).
5. Reinstall the hardware that fastens the drive
wheel bracket to the frame.
6. Reinstall the drive wheel. Make sure that the
wheel axle is snapped securely into the axle
bracket or the hardware is reinstalled and
securely tightened, depending on how your
wheelchair is equipped.
A
B
NOTE: Make sure that both drive wheels are
adjusted to the same position.
To change the drive wheel height:
1. Remove the drive wheel. If your wheelchair is
equipped with a quick-release drive wheel, press
the quick-release button and pull the drive wheel
off. See figure 11. If your wheelchair is
equipped with a bolt-on drive wheel, remove the
hubcap, and then remove the nut and bolt. See
figure 12.
2. Pull the drive wheel off of the wheelchair.
3. Reposition the drive wheel up or down to the
desired position.
NOTE: The wheel height can be adjusted to 3
different positions. See figure 14 for more
information on seat-to-floor heights.
4. Reinstall the drive wheel. Make sure that the
wheel axle is snapped securely into the axle
bracket or the hardware is reinstalled and
securely tightened, depending on how your
wheelchair is equipped.
NOTE: Make sure that both drive wheels are
adjusted to the same position.
WARNING! Ensure the quick-release
axles are properly secured.
DRIVE WHEEL
BRACKET
Figure 13. Drive Wheel Position Adjustment
Rear Wheel Sizes and Caster Wheel Sizes
STF Height
20 in.
(50.8 cm)
22 in.
(55.88 cm)
24 in.
(60.96 cm)
17 in.
(43.18)
6 in.
(15.24 cm)
6 in.
(15.24 cm)
6 in.
(15.24 cm)
17.5 in.
(44.45 cm)
6 in.
(15.24 cm)
6 in.
(15.24 cm)
6 in.
(15.24 cm)
18 in.
(45.72 cm)
6 in.
(15.24 cm)
6 in.
(15.24 cm)
6 in.
(15.24 cm)
18.5 in.
(47 cm)
N/A
6 in.
(15.24 cm)
6 in.
(15.24 cm)
19 in.
48.26 cm)
N/A
6 in. or 8 in.
(15.24 or
20.32 cm)
6 in. or 8 in.
(15.24 or
20.32 cm)
19.5 in.
(49.53 cm)
N/A
N/A
6 in. or 8 in.
(15.24 or
20.32 cm)
20 in.
(50.8 cm)
N/A
N/A
8 in.
(20.32 cm)
Figure 14. Seat-to-Floor Height Matrix
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IV. COMFORT ADJUSTMENTS
Swing-Away Footrest (SFR) Removal
The Swing-away Footrests (SFR) can be moved or
removed to aid in transfers or transporting your wheelchair.
To move the SFR to the side:
1. Push the release lever back. See figure 15.
2. Move the SFR aside.
3. Repeat for the other side if necessary.
RELEASE
LEVER
To remove the SFR:
1. Move the SFR to the side.
2. Pull the SFR up.
3. Repeat for the other side if necessary.
Swing-Away Footrest (SFR) Length
You can change the SFR length between 12-16 in.
(30.48-40.64 cm) in 1-in. (2.54-cm) increments. This
length is measured from the SFR foot plate to the top
of the SFR. See figure 16.
Figure 15. SFR Release
SCREW
To change the SFR length:
1. Remove the screw from the SFR.
2. Adjust the SFR to the desired length.
3. Reinstall the screw into the SFR.
4. Repeat for the other side.
Elevating Leg Rest (ELR) Length
You can change the ELR length between 15-19 in.
(38.1-48.26 cm). This length is measured from the ELR
foot plate to the top of the ELR. See figure 17.
To change the ELR length:
1. Loosen the bolt head on the underside of the ELR.
Figure 16. SFR Length Adjustment
NOTE: You may need to tap the bolt head to release
the wedge clamp.
2. Adjust the ELR to the desired length.
3. Tighten the bolt head.
4. Repeat the procedure for the other side.
BOLT HEAD
Figure 17. ELR Length Adjustment
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ELR Angle Adjustment
You can change the ELR angle from 70°-0°. See figure 18.
To change the ELR angle:
1. Lift the ELR to the desired position to raise it.
2. To lower the ELR, pull the release lever forward.
3. Lower the ELR to the desired angle.
4. Release the lever to secure the ELR.
ELR Calf Pad Adjustment
You can change the ELR calf pad to one of three different
positions. See figure 19.
RELEASE
LEVER
To change the ELR calf pad position:
1. Rotate the calf pad to unlock it.
2. Move the calf pad up or down to the desired position. Figure 18. ELR Angle Adjustment
3. Rotate the calf pad back to lock it into place.
4. Repeat for the other side.
CALF PAD
Seatback Height Adjustment
You can adjust the seatback to one of three different
heights. The adjustment range is 3 in. (7.62 cm) in 1-in.
(2.54-cm) increments. See figure 20.
To adjust the seatback height:
1. Remove the bolts that fasten the back canes to each
side of the frame.
2. Slide the back canes up or down to the desired height.
3. Reinstall the bolts to refasten the back canes to the
frame.
THREE
POSITIONS
Figure 19. ELR Calf Pad Position Adjustment
BACK CANES
BOLT
BOLT
FRAME
Figure 20. Seatback Height Adjustment
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Seatback Angle Adjustment (Optional)
Your wheelchair may be equipped with angle adjustable
back canes that allow you to adjust the seatback to one of
five different angles. The angle adjustment range is 85°105° in 5° increments. See figure 21.
To adjust the seatback angle:
1. Remove the top screw and nut from the back cane
and loosen the lower screw. See figure 21.
2. Rotate the eccentric washer to the appropriate position
that represents the desired angle. See figure 21.
3. Reinstall the hardware to its original position from
step 1.
ECCENTRIC
WASHER
NUT
SCREW
Flip-back Armrests
The armrests can be flipped up to aid in transfers or Figure 21. Seatback Angle Adjustment
transporting your wheelchair.
To flip up the armrest:
1. Squeeze the armrest latch to release the armrest. See
figure 22.
2. Flip the armest back.
3. Repeat for the other side if necessary.
ARMREST
LATCH
Armrest Height Adjustment
You can adjust the armrest height 7 in. (17.78 cm) in 1in. (2.54-cm) increments.
To adjust the armrest height:
1. Pull back and hold the release pin located on the
armrest. See figure 23.
2. Move the armrest up or down to the desired position.
Figure 22. Flip-back Armrests
3. Release the pin.
4. Make sure the armrest locks into place.
5. Repeat for the other side if necessary.
RELEASE PIN
Figure 23. Armrest Height Adjustment
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Seat Angle (Dump)
The position of the caster wheels affects the angle
(dump) of the seat. By changing the location of the
caster wheel on the fork, you change the seat angle.
See figure 24.
CASTER FORK
NOTE: You can also adjust the seat angle by raising
or lowering the drive wheel. See “Drive Wheel Position.”
To change the seat angle:
1. Remove the hardware that fastens the caster
wheel to the caster fork.
2. Reposition the caster wheel on the caster fork.
3. Reinstall the hardware that fastens the caster
wheel to the caster fork.
4. Repeat the procedure for the other side, making
sure both caster wheels are adjusted to the same
position.
CASTER
WHEEL
Figure 24. Caster Wheel Position
WARNING! Changing the seat angle
may adversely affect stability and
cause the wheelchair to tip over.
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Caster Angle
When you change the seat angle, you must also change the caster angle so that the caster barrels remain at a 90°
angle to the ground. There are three possible caster angles. See figure 26. If the front of the seat is higher than the
rear, the caster assembly should be in postion 1. If there is little or no seat dump (i.e., the seat is parallel to the
ground), the caster assembly should be in position 2. If the rear of the seat is higher than the front, the caster
assembly should be in position 3.
NOTE: There are two bolts that fasten the caster wheel assembly to the frame. The bolt shafts are offset to the
heads. The bolt shafts must be positioned either fore or aft relative to the holes.
To change the caster angle:
1. Remove the bolts that fasten the caster wheel assembly to the frame.
2. Reposition the bolts according to the table in figure 25.
3. Tighten the bolts.
NOTE: Make sure that both casters are adjusted to the same angle.
Caster Top Bolt Bottom Bolt
Caster
Position Position
Position
Wheel Angle
1
Fore
Aft
95°
2
Fore
Fore
90°
3
Aft
Fore
85°
Figure 25. Caster Angles
BOLT SHAFT
BOLT HEAD
AFT
FORE
POSITION 1.
POSITION 2.
TOP BOLT
POSITION 3.
BOTTOM
BOLT
Figure 26. Caster Angle Adjustment
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Your Stylus requires routine maintenance checks. You can perform some of these checks, but others require assistance from your authorized Pride Provider. Preventive maintenance is very important. If you follow the maintenance checks in this section as scheduled, you can help ensure that your wheelchair gives you years of trouble-free
operation. If you have any doubt as to your wheelchair’s care or operation, contact your authorized Pride Provider.
WARNING! Do not service the wheelchair when the seat is occupied.
Your wheelchair is susceptible to damage from the elements. Avoid damp areas of any kind.
WARNING! Direct or prolonged exposure to water or dampness could cause the
wheelchair to malfunction mechanically. Water can cause the chair’s frame to rust.
Wheelchairs should be examined periodically for signs of corrosion caused by water
exposure, bodily fluids exposure, or incontinence. Damaged components should be
replaced or treated immediately.
Should your wheelchair come in contact with water:
1. Dry your wheelchair as thoroughly as possible with a towel.
2. Allow your wheelchair to sit in a warm, dry place for 12 hours to allow unseen water to evaporate.
3. If any inconsistencies are found, take your wheelchair to your authorized Pride Provider. Wheelchairs that are
frequently exposed to sources of water, such as incontinence, should be inspected often for corrosion.
Temperature
Some of the parts of your wheelchair are susceptible to extreme changes in temperature. Always keep your wheelchair between the temperatures of 18° F (-8° C) and 122° F (50° C).
General Guidelines
„ Avoid prolonged exposure of your wheelchair to extreme conditions, such as heat, cold, or moisture.
„ Make sure pneumatic tires are inflated to the psi/bar/kPa air pressure rating indicated on the tire.
WARNING! Make sure your tires are inflated to the psi/bar/kPa air pressure raiting indicated on the
tire for pneumatic tires. Do not underinflate or overinflate your tires. Low pressure may result in
loss of control, and overinflated tires may burst. Overinflating tires can cause them to explode.
WARNING! Do not use a high pressure hose to inflate your tires.
„ Use a rubber conditioner on the tire sidewalls to help preserve them.
WARNING! Never use a rubber conditioner on the tread area of the tires; doing so may make the
tires slippery and cause your wheelchair to skid.
„ All wheel bearings are prelubricated and sealed. They require no subsequent lubrication.
Daily Checks
„ Check for loose or missing screws, nuts, and bolts. Replace or tighten them as necessary.
„ Check the tires. Look for uneven wear, holes, or tire/rim separation. If they look excessively worn, then have
them replaced.
„ Visually inspect pneumatic tires for punctures.
„ Confirm correct air pressure as marked on the side of the tire.
„ Check for flat spots on solid tires. Flat spots could adversely affect stability.
„ Check the handrims. Make sure that they are fastened securely to the wheels.
„ Check the manual wheel locks. Make sure they work properly. If they do not, instructions on how to adjust
them are provided in this manual.
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WARNING! The manual wheel locks are designed to keep your chair stationary while you are
parked. They are not designed to stop the wheelchair during driving. Do not use either of the
manual wheel locks to stop the wheelchair while driving it. This can cause your wheelchair to
become unstable and tip.
Weekly Checks
Check for proper tire inflation. If a tire does not hold air, see your authorized Pride Provider for replacement of
the tube.
Monthly Checks
„ Check for drive tire wear. See your authorized Pride Provider for repair.
„ Check the caster wheels for wear. Replace them as necessary.
„ Check the caster forks for damage or fluttering which indicates that they may need to be adjusted or have the
bearings replaced. See your authorized Pride Provider for repair.
„ Keep your wheelchair clean and free of foreign material, such as mud, dirt, hair, food, drink, etc.
Yearly Checks
Take your wheelchair to your authorized Pride Provider for yearly maintenance, especially if you use your wheelchair on a daily basis. This helps ensure that your wheelchair is functioning properly and helps prevent future
complications.
Storage
Your wheelchair should be stored in a dry place, free from temperature extremes.
WARNING! If you fail to store the unit properly, the frame can rust.
You may wish to place several boards under the frame of your wheelchair to raise it off of the ground during
periods of prolonged storage. This takes the weight off the tires and reduces the possibility of flat spots developing
on the areas of the tires contacting the ground.
Disposal of Your Wheelchair
Your wheelchair must be disposed of according to applicable local and national statutory regulations. Contact
your local waste disposal agency or authorized Pride Provider for information on proper disposal of wheelchair
packaging, metal frame components, plastic components, neoprene, silicone, and polyurethane materials.
Cleaning and Disinfection
„ Use a damp cloth and mild, non-abrasive cleanser to clean the plastic and metal parts of your wheelchair.
Avoid using products that may scratch the surface of your wheelchair.
„ If necessary, clean your product with an approved disinfectant. Make sure the disinfectant is safe for use on
your product before application.
WARNING! Follow all safety instructions for the proper use of the disinfectant and/or cleaning
agent before applying it to your product. Failure to comply may result in skin irritation or
premature deterioration of upholstery and/or wheelchair finishes.
WARNING! Never hose off your wheelchair or place it in direct contact with water. Your
wheelchair has a painted finish that allows it to be easily wiped clean with a damp cloth.
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WARNING! Never use any chemicals to clean a vinyl seat, as they may cause the seat to become
slippery or dry out and crack. Use soapy water and dry the seat thoroughly.
Wheel Replacement
If you have pneumatic tires and you have a flat tire, you can replace the tube. If your wheelchair is equipped with
a solid tire insert, then you must replace the entire wheel assembly. Replacement tires, tubes, and wheel assemblies are readily available through your authorized Pride Provider.
WARNING! The wheels on your wheelchair should only be serviced or replaced by an authorized
Pride Provider or a qualified technician.
WARNING! When changing a tire, remove the drive wheel. If any further disassembly is required,
deflate the tire completely or it may explode.
To replace a pneumatic tire tube:
1. Remove the drive wheel from the frame. See figure 11 or 12.
2. Make sure that the tube is deflated completely.
3. Use several tire levers to pry the tire from the rim. Tire levers are available from a bicycle shop.
4. Remove the old tube.
5. Inflate the new tube with enough air so that it just starts to take shape.
6. Insert the tube into the tire.
7. Use the tire levers to secure the tire back onto the rim.
8. Inflate the tire to the pressure recommended on the sidewall. Always use a regulated air source.
9. Reinstall the drive wheel to the frame. Make sure that the wheel axle is snapped securely into the frame
bracket.
Manual Wheel Locks
After several months of use, you may find it necessary to adjust the wheel locks so that they lock securely when
engaged. You also may need to adjust them after changing the drive wheel position.
WARNING! If your wheelchair is equipped with pneumatic tires, make sure they are inflated to
the pressure recommended on the sidewall of the tire.
To adjust each manual wheel lock:
1. Disengage the wheel lock. See figure 6 or 7. The
wheel lock should be 1/4 in. (0.64 cm) away from the
tire for both pneumatic and solid tires.
2. Loosen the hardware that fastens the wheel lock to
the frame. See figure 27.
3. Reposition the wheel lock so that it is 1/4 in. (0.64
cm) away from the tire and perpendicular to the plane
of the tire.
4. Tighten the hardware that fastens the wheel lock to
the frame.
5. Engage the wheel lock and note the position of the
blade.
6. Reposition the wheel lock if necessary.
7. Repeat the procedure for the other side.
FRAME
HARDWARE
WHEEL LOCK
BLADE
TIRE
Figure 27. Manual Wheel Lock Adjustment
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Seat Tension
After a period of use, you may find it necessary to
adjust the seat tension.
To adjust the seat tension:
1. Loosen the screws that attach the seat to the side
rail on the left side (side with hook and loop
fastener). See figure 28.
2. Unfasten the hook and loop fastener.
3. Grab the bottom flap and pull the seat tight.
4. Fasten the hook and loop fastener.
5. Tighten the screws. Make sure that the plastic
washers are on top of the fabric.
When to See Your Authorized Pride Provider
for Service
The following symptoms could indicate a serious problem with your wheelchair. If necessary, contact your
authorized Pride Provider. When calling, have the model
number, serial number, and nature of the problem.
„ Uneven wear on any of the tires
„ Bent or broken wheel assemblies
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VI. WARRANTY
Pride warrants this product, so far as the same is of its own manufacture, to be free of defects in material and
workmanship, when used by the purchaser under normal conditions, for (1) year after purchase. The side frames
and cross-frames are warranted for the life of the product to the original purchaser.
The warranties herein specified shall not apply if the failure of any component of this product to satisfy such
warranty is due to accident, neglect, misuse, improper transportation arranged by the purchaser or its agent, or
causes other than ordinary use including operation contrary to Pride’s operating instructions or if any person other
than Pride’s authorized personnel shall modify, adjust, or repair such product or perform any related service on it.
It must be understood that the purchaser assumes full responsibility for the overall safe operation in the environment for which the product is intended to function.
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APPENDIX I - SPECIFICATIONS
STYLUS SPECIFICATIONS
Seat Dimensions:
16 in. x 16 in., 16 in. x 18 in., 18 in x 16 in., 18 in. x 18 in., 20 in. x 16 in., 20 in. x 18 in.
Back Height:
15-17 in., 17-19 in.
Seat Upholstery:
Adjustable tension
Seat-to-Floor Height
See figure 14.
Caster Wheels:
5 in. (12.70 cm), 6 in. (15.24 cm), or 8 in. (20.32 cm)
Axle Mount:
3-position
Caster Fork:
4-position axle; short fork
Maximum Safe Slope:
5° (8.7%)
Turning Radius:1
See figure 29.
Overall Size:1
Length: See figure 29.
Width: See figure 29.
Weight Capacity:
250 lbs. (113.4 kg)
Component Weight:
Base: 33.5 lbs. (15 kg) without front riggings
Armrests:
Flip-back, desk-length; Height-adjustable, desk or full length
Front Riggings:
Swing-away footrests, Elevating leg rests
Wheel Locks:
Push-to-lock, adjustable; Pull-to-lock
Frame Finish:
Silver Vein
Accessories:
Anti-tip wheels; oxygen tank holder; wheel lock extension
Static Stability Forward (Wheels Locked)
26°
Static Stability Rearward (Wheels Locked)
17° (without oxygen tank and holder); 10.7° (with oxygen tank and holder)
Wheel Lock Operational Force2
Left: 60N
1
2
Right: 60N
Due to manufacturing tolerances and continued product improvement, this specification can be subject to a variance of (+ or – ) 3%.
Test results for Stylus equipped with push-to-lock wheel locks in accordance with ANSI-RESNA WC Vol. 2 Section 03. Maximum
operating force for hand operated wheel locks is 60N (+ or – ) 10%. Operational force can vary based on tire type, manufacture, and
condition.
NOTE: This product conforms to all applicable ANSI-RESNA testing requirements and ISO 7176 series
EN12183 standards. All specifications subject to change without notice.
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LENGTH (without front riggings)
31 in. (78.74 cm) with 16 in. seat
33 in. (83.82 cm) with 18 in. seat
TURNING RADIUS (without front riggings)
20.75 in. (52.71 cm) with 16 x 16 in. seat
22.5 in. (57.15 cm) with 16 x 18 in. seat
21.25 in. (53.98 cm) with 18 x 16 in. seat
23 in. (58.42 cm) with 18 x 18 in. seat
21.75 in. (55.25 cm) with 20 x 16 in. seat
23.5 in. (59.69 cm) with 20 x 18 in. seat
WIDTH
24.5 in. (62.23 cm) with 16 in. seat
26.5 in. (67.31 cm) with 18 in. seat
28.5 in. (72.39 cm) with 20 in. seat
Figure 29. Stylus Specifications
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SAFETY GUIDELINES
WARNING! An authorized Pride Provider or a qualified technician must perform the initial setup
of this wheelchair and must perform all of the procedures in this manual.
The symbols below are used throughout this owner's manual and on the wheelchair to identify warnings and
important information. It is very important for you to read them and understand them completely.
WARNING! Indicates a potentially hazardous condition/situation. Failure to follow designated
procedures can cause either personal injury, component damage, or malfunction. On the
product, this icon is represented as a black symbol on a yellow triangle with a black border.
MANDATORY! These actions should be performed as specified. Failure to perform mandatory
actions can cause personal injury and/or equipment damage. On the product, this icon is
represented as a white symbol on a blue dot with a white border.
PROHIBITED! These actions are prohibited. These actions should not be performed at any time
or in any circumstances. Performing a prohibited action can cause personal injury and/or
equipment damage. On the product, this icon is represented as a black symbol with a red circle
and red slash.
Quick Reference Information
Authorized Pride Provider:_________________________________________________________________
Address:_________________________________________________________________________________
Phone Number:__________________________________________________________________________
Purchase Date:____________________________________________________________________________
NOTE: This owner’s manual is compiled from the latest specifications and product information available at
the time of publication. We reserve the right to make changes as they become necessary. Any changes to our
products may cause slight variations between the illustrations and explanations in this manual and the product
you have purchased. The latest/current version of this manual is available on our website.
Copyright © 2010
Pride Mobility Products Corp.
INFMANU2121/Rev G/November 2010
Quality Control - Stylus
Inclusion of all Parts
Fit and Finish
Performance
Pride keeps a more detailed report on file at the factory.
Date Inspected
Inspector
*INFMANU2121*
Product Serial #
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