Comfort-Mate/Comfort

Comfort-Mate/Comfort Mate PLUS Cushion and/or Base
Assembly, Installation and Operating Instructions
SAFETY SUMMARY
ATTACHING THE CUSHION TO
THE SEATING SURFACE
(WITHOUT BASE)
The following recommendations are made for the
safe use of the COMFORT-MATE CUSHION:
WARNING
The COMFORT-MATE cushion cover is fabricated
with a breathable fabric.
DO NOT install this equipment without first
reading and understanding this instruction
sheet. If you are unable to understand
these instructions, contact a healthcare
professional, dealer or technical personnel
if applicable before attempting to install
this equipment - otherwise, injury or damage may occur.
The cushion attaches to the wheelchair seating surface using two (2) hook and loop fastening straps.
Cushion Cover
The bottom of the cushion cover is equipped with
two (2) strips of the loop portion of the fastening
strap.
Check all parts for shipping damage and
test before use. In case of damage, DO NOT
use. Contact Carrier/Dealer for further instruction.
Wheelchair Seating Surface
The two (2) strips of the hook portion of the
fastening straps included, secure the cushion to
the seating surface.
The best way to avoid problems related to
pressure sores is to understand their causes
and your role in a skin management program.
1. Position the hook portion of the fastening straps
onto the loop portion located on the bottom of
the cushion cover.
Your therapist and physician should be
consulted if you have any questions regarding weight relief, self-examination of the skin,
or individual limitations and needs.
2. Determine the desired position for the cushion
on the seating surface.
3. Remove the paper backing on the hook portion
of the fastening straps.
All cushions used for the prevention or
treatment of decubitus ulcers (pressure sores)
should be selected carefully. Working with
your therapist, physician and rehabilitation
technology supervisor is the best way to
assure that a cushion choice matches your
individual needs.
WARNING
Make sure the hook and loop fastening
straps are securely attached to the seating surface and cushion.
4. Position the cushion on the seating surface as
determined in STEP 2. Attach the cushion to
the seating surface.
As the needs of the individual become more
complex, the cushion evaluation becomes
more important.
Skin condition should be checked very
frequently after the provision of any new
cushion.
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2. For front-to-back position adjustment:
ATTACHING / ADJUSTING THE
CUSHION/BASE MOUNTING
HOOKS TO THE BASE
a. Remove the mounting screws that secure
the mounting hooks to the seat.
b. Adjust the mounting hooks to desired
mounting position.
NOTE: Refer to the FIGURE 1 - ATTACHING /
ADJUSTING THE CUSHION/BASE MOUNTING
HOOKS TO THE BASE in this instruction sheet for
adjustment locations.
c. Reinsert the mounting screws. Securely
tighten.
3. If all attachments and adjustments are
complete, zip the back cover closed.
1. For minimal width adjustment, loosen the
mounting screws and adjust the hooks in or out
and retighten the mounting screws.
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Front of Seat
Mounting Hook Locations
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Mounting Hooks and Screws
Rear of Seat
FIGURE 1 - ATTACHING / ADJUSTING THE CUSHION/BASE MOUNTING HOOKS TO THE BASE
WASHING INSTRUCTIONS COVERS
INNER COVER (If apllicable)
OUTER COVER
2. We DO NOT recommend machine washing and
drying.
1. Hand wash with a damp cloth.
1. Can be machine washed and dried.
2. DO NOT use bleach.
NOTE: We recommend cleaning the cover on a
regular basis.
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Steps 1 through 3
Quick Release
Release
Rail Clamp
Tab
Thumb-like
Feature
INSTALLING/USING THE QUICK
RELEASE RAIL CLAMP
(FIGURE 2)
Installing
NOTE: The quick release rail clamp is designed to
fit either a 1-inch diameter tube or a 7/8-inch diameter tube with the insert provided.
Mounting
Screw
Lock
Washer
1. First, remove the mounting screw from the internal threaded mounting screw. Then remove
the internal threaded mounting screw from the
quick release rail clamp assembly.
Mounting
Hook
Internal Threaded
Mounting Screw
2. Place the quick release rail clamp on the frame
of the wheelchair frame.
3. Loosely, reinstall the mounting screw into the
internal threaded mounting screw of quick release rail clamp assembly.
Wheelchair
Frame
Steps 4 through 5
7/8-inch diameter
insert
4. If 7/8-inch diameter insert is needed, install insert on the wheelchair frame. Ensure the open
end is facing up.
Tab
5. Slide insert into quick release rail clamp. Ensure tabs on insert are aligned with bottom of
groove, located on the sides of the quick release rail clamp.
Quick Release
Rail Clamp
Groove
6. Position the quick release rail clamp so that the
thumb-like feature locks down onto the mounting hooks of the seat as shown in FIGURE 2.
Steps 6 and 7
APPLY PRESSURE
HERE
7. Securely tighten the mounting screw and the
internal threaded mounting screw of the quick
release rail clamp.
Release
Tab
Using
1. To secure hooks in place, push down on thumblike feature, which is positioned as noted in
STEP 6 of INSTALLING THE QUICK RELEASE
RAIL CLAMP.
2. To unlock, push down on release tab of the
quick release rail clamp.
Wheelchair
Quick Release
Frame
Rail Clamp
Unlocked
Position
Locked
Position
Mounting
Hook
FIGURE 2 - INSTALLING/USING THE QUICK
RELEASE RAIL CLAMP
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LIMITED WARRANTY
PLEASE NOTE: THE WARRANTY BELOW HAS BEEN DRAFTED TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL LAW APPLICABLE TO PRODUCTS MANUFACTURED AFTER JULY 4, 1975.
This warranty is extended only to the original purchaser/user of our products.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other legal rights which vary from
state to state.
Invacare warrants its product to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of two (2)
years on Cushion and 90 days on the Cover from the date of purchase. If within such warranty period any
such product shall be proven to be defective, such product shall be repaired or replaced, at Invacare's
option. This warranty does not include any labor or shipping charges incurred in replacement part installation or repair of any such product. Invacare's sole obligation and your exclusive remedy under this
warranty shall be limited to such repair and/or replacement.
For warranty service, please contact the dealer from whom you purchased your Invacare
product. In the event you do not receive satisfactory warranty service, please write directly to
Invacare at the address on the next page. Provide dealer's name, address, model number, and the date of
purchase, indicate nature of the defect and, if the product is serialized, indicate the serial number.
Invacare Corporation will issue a return authorization. The defective unit or parts must be returned for
warranty inspection using the serial number, when applicable, as identification within thirty (30) days of
return authorization date. DO NOT return products to our factory without our prior consent. C.O.D. shipments will be refused; please prepay shipping charges.
LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS: THE WARRANTY SHALL NOT APPLY TO PROBLEMS ARISING FROM
NORMAL WEAR OR FAILURE TO ADHERE TO THE ENCLOSED INSTRUCTIONS. IN ADDITION, THE FOREGOING WARRANTY SHALL NOT APPLY TO SERIAL NUMBERED PRODUCTS IF THE SERIAL NUMBER
HAS BEEN REMOVED OR DEFACED; PRODUCTS SUBJECTED TO NEGLIGENCE, ACCIDENT, IMPROPER
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WHATSOEVER.
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