Adjusting Your Transport Chair
To Open Chair:
Open chair by tilting to one side and pushing down on seat rail until fully opened.
To Close/Fold Chair:
To fold chair, pull up on the locks simultaneously, and carefully fold down the back support. Place foot plates in a vertical position. Grab seat with both hands at front and back edges, then lift. Or, tilt chair to one side and lift up on seat rail.
Adjusting Height of Foot Plates:
Sit in chair with your feet on the foot plates. Loosen the bolt found on clamp around support assembly. Raise or lower foot plate to a position that provides the most support of your thighs. Front rigging should not be so low that it causes uncomfortable pressure to thighs at front of seat upholstery. Foot plates should not be lower than 2½ inches from the ground to ensure proper clearance.
Elevating/Lowering Leg Rests:
Sit in chair with your feet on the foot plates. The individual assisting you should hold on to the leg rest support tube to raise the leg rest until the desired position is reached. To lower the leg rest, the individual assisting you should support the leg rest with one hand while pushing the release lever, then slowly lower the leg rest to the desired position.
Removal of Leg or Foot Rests:
Release lock by pushing on the front rigging lever. Swing leg or foot rest out and sideways, then lift to remove.
Using Your Transport Chair
Note: Additional assistance will be required
Engage both wheel locks before getting in or out of chair, leaning forward in chair, or while in an elevator or wheelchair lift. Proper adjustment of wheel lock is at least 1/8 inch when locked. Locks are engaged by pushing handles completely forward. Adjustments to locks are made by loosening or tightening nut on the carriage bolt. Embed lock shoe at least 1/8 inch by sliding clamp toward rear wheel while handle is engaged in locked position. Tighten nut and bolt to secure in position. Test for correct locking action before actual use.
Transport chair is designed to be stable as long as the center of gravity is maintained while going about normal activities. Care must be taken while performing activities that shift your center of gravity while in the chair. Never reach so far that you have to shift in the seat or lean out of the chair. When you have to reach for objects that require you to lean, be certain front casters are pointing in a forward position and wheel locks are engaged, to help stabilize the chair.
Be sure of the capabilities, limitations, and strength of your caregiver and/or yourself before attempting to go up or down a ramp. Correct techniques on ramp negotiation should be shown to you and/or your caregiver by a healthcare provider. Special care is recommended when going up or down inclines greater than 10˚. If you must stop on an incline, avoid sudden, abrupt movement when you resume movement. Because of backward angle of the chair, sudden abrupt movement could cause instability. Attempting to use the wheel lock brakes could result in accidental locking or tipping to one side or could cause a sudden stop. Avoid changing direction when going down an incline, as this could result in instability or tipping over.
Do not attempt to adjust or operate your transport chair without reading all instructions carefully. Failure to follow instructions may result in injury.
Consult with your healthcare provider if:
You require additional instruction on the proper use of this product.
You have any disability or physical limitation or are taking any medication that could cause interference with the safe use of this product.
Do not exceed the maximum weight capacity or serious injury may result.
This chair does not conform to applicable standards for automobile seating and should not be used as a seat in a motor vehicle.
Do not operate this chair on roadways, streets, or any surfaces with vehicular traffic.
Do not attempt to operate on inclines 10° or greater without proper assistance.
Be sure to completely engage both wheel locks before getting in or out of chair, leaning forward in chair, or while in an elevator or wheelchair lift.
Chair should be on a smooth, stable, and level area with wheel locks engaged before transferring user in or out of chair.
Do not adjust foot plates any lower than 2 ½ inches from the ground.
When getting in or out of chair, do not stand on or apply weight to foot plates.
Before reaching or leaning forward, point front casters in a forward position and engage wheel locks to help prevent chair from tipping over.
Do not lean over or apply weight on the top of chair back, which can cause chair to tip over. When trying to extend arms over back, only reach as far as your arm can extend without having to alter your seating position.
DO NOT stand on chair.
DO NOT use wheel locks to slow your descent down an incline.
Abruptly changing directions while going down an incline could cause instability or possible tipping over.At regular intervals, check and tighten all fasteners and hinged parts. Frequently check all plastic parts for wear. If any component of this product is damaged or missing, discontinue use immediately. Contact Cardinal Health at 1-877-227-3462 for repair and/or appropriate replacement parts. DO NOT use non-Cardinal HealthTM parts.
Use Cardinal HealthTM accessories only. The use of other manufacturers' accessories can result in an improper fit and risk of fall and/or injury.
Failure to follow the above instructions may result in serious injury and/or damage to the product. Cardinal Health assumes no responsibility for any injury or damage caused by improper installation, assembly, or use of this product.