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How to maintain and clean your Vicair wheelchair cushion & warranty information

Maintenance and cleaning

  • Warning! Every three months, check the product for wear and deflated cells. In case of serious damage, or a large number of deflated cells, do not continue to use the product. Consult your dealer.
  • Warning! In case of soiling with body fluids, and when transferring the product to another user, the product must be disinfected to avoid cross contamination.
  • Caution! Do not steam clean or autoclave the product. It cannot withstand excessive heat or pressure. When the given cleaning instructions are not followed, it is very likely that the product will age more rapid.
  • Caution! Do not use aggressive or abrasive cleaners, or sharp objects to clean the cushion.
  • Caution! Do not place the topside of the Vicair O2 cushion against the glass of the washer door.

Cleaning instructions for Vicair O2 Range cushions

positioning cushions Vicair Vector O2 wheelchair cushion

Cleaning the Vicair O2 cushion cover
The cushion cover can be machine washed. Follow the washing instructions on the label attached to the inside of the cover.

Cleaning the Vicair O2 cushion
Your Vicair O2 cushion can be machine washed at 60°C using an anti-crease cycle and mild detergent. You do not need to remove the SmartCells before putting the cushion into the washing machine.  Make sure the topside of the cushion is not placed against the glass of the washer door. Do not load the machine with more than half of its maximum load weight. Spin speed should be reduced. When using a machine with agitator, make sure that the cushion can move freely within the drum. Do not use any chlorine bleach and do not dry clean. Do not tumble dry your Vicair O2 cushion, but let it air dry (5-6 hours). You can use the sling to hang dry your Vicair O2 cushion.  Please note: when washing the Vicair Active O2, first remove the Foam inlay. The Foam inlay cannot be machine washed. 

Disinfecting your Vicair O2 cushion and cover

Clean the cushion and cover as instructed above. Preferably use an antibacterial detergent. After washing spray your cushion and cover with a disinfectant. Bend compartments outwards to make sure the spray gets into the gaps.

Cleaning instructions for all other non-Vicair-O2-cushions, except Liberty Range

You will find instructions for cleaning the Vicair O2 Range above and Vicair Liberty cushions further down this page.

Caution! Do not wash this cushion in a washing machine.

Cleaning the Vicair cushion cover
The cushion cover can be machine washed. Follow the washing instructions on the label attached to the inside of the cover.

Cleaning the Vicair cushion
Do not machine wash the cushion. Do not immerse the cushion in water or any other liquid. Follow the washing instructions on the label attached to the cushion.
Remove the cover and wipe the cushion with a damp cloth using a mild detergent. Difficult spots or stains can be cleaned by first saturating the spot and then using a soft brush to loosen the dirt, or by machine washing the emptied cushion (remove SmartCells) at 60°C. If it is necessary to remove the cells for cleaning, note the number of cells in each compartment.

Disinfecting your Vicair cushion and cover

Clean the cushion and cover as instructed above. Preferably use an antibacterial detergent. After cleaning spray your cushion and cover with a disinfectant. Bend compartments outwards to make sure the spray gets into the gaps.

Cleaning instructions for Liberty Range Vicair cushions

Wheelchair cushion Vicair LibertyWarning! Do not immerse this cushion in water or any other liquid and do not wash in a washing machine.

Cleaning the Vicair Liberty cushion cover
The cushion cover can be machine washed inside-out. Follow the washing instructions on the label attached to the inside of the cover.

Cleaning the Vicair Liberty cushion
Wipe the cushion with a damp cloth using a mild detergent. Do not machine wash the cushion and do not immerse in water or any other liquid.

Disinfecting the Vicair Liberty cushion
Clean the cushion and cover as instructed above. Preferably use an antibacterial detergent. After cleaning spray the cushion and cover with a disinfectant.

Warranty

Vicair offers a limited warranty against defects in workmanship and materials for a period of 24 months (for mattresses this is 5 years!) after the original date of purchase, provided the product has been used normally. Any damage arising from abnormal use, or caused by improper handling, cleaning, or negligence, is excluded from this warranty. Should a defect in materials or workmanship occur within 24 months (for mattresses this is within 5 years) from the original date of purchase, Vicair will, at its own choice, repair or replace the product free of charge.
The cushion cover is excluded from this warranty.

The new generation Vicair SmartCells (grey with black logo print) have a lifelong warranty period. The cells inside the Liberty cushions are excluded from this warranty.

Remedies for breach of express warranties herein are limited to repair or replacement of the product. In no event shall damages for breach of any warranty include any consequential damages or exceed the cost of non-conforming goods sold.

Extra information about our Terms & Conditions can be downloaded here.

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