16.2 To Avoid A Trip Or Fall When You Transfer:
a. Make sure your feet do not "hang up" or get caught in the space between the
b. Avoid putting weight on the footrests, as the chair may tip forward.
c. Remove, slide, or swing the footrests out of the way, if possible.
16.3 NEVER lift this chair by the footrests. Footrests detach and will not bear the
weight of this chair. Lift this chair only by non-detachable parts of the main frame.
16.4 Heel loops are available for assisting in keeping feet from slipping off footplates.
17.0 MODIFIED SEAT SYSTEMS
Use of a seat system not approved by Gendron may alter the center of balance of
this chair. This may cause the chair to tip over.
17.1 Do not change the seat system of your chair UNLESS you consult your
authorized Gendron supplier.
18.0 UPHOLSTERY FABRIC
18.1 Replace worn or torn fabric of seat and back as soon as you can. If you fail to
do so, the seat may fail.
18.2 Fabric may weaken with age and use. Look for fraying or thin spots or
stretching of fabric at corners.
18.3 "Dropping down" into your chair will weaken fabric and result in the need to
inspect and replace seat more often.
18.4 Be aware that laundering or excess moisture will reduce flame retardation of the
19.0 POSITIONING BELT
Use positioning belts ONLY to help support the user's posture. Improper use of
these belts may cause severe injury to or death of the rider.
19.1 Make sure the user does not slide down in the wheelchair seat. If this occurs,
the rider may suffer chest compression or suffocate due to pressure from the