User manual for your Smart chair or sofa

Congratulations! You are the proud owner of a recliner from Sitting Vision. We wish you a great deal of comfortable relaxation and enjoyment of your recliner. Please read this entire guide carefully first, before making use of your new recliner. The Smart collection includes a matching sofa. This guide discusses the recliner, but the information also applies to the sofa*. 

* Sofas do not include the stand-up assist feature! 

1. First use of the recliner 

1.1  Location 
a. The recliner must be placed on a level floor. Take account of the nature of the floor surface when placing
the chair. In the case of floors vulnerable to scratching it is advisable to stick felt protectors to the feet to prevent damage.We cannot be held responsible for damage to floors caused by the recliner.
Never lift your recliner by the armrests. When moving the recliner, lift it from underneath the armrests or the side panel.

b. If you purchased a battery powered recliner, your battery should be charged after unpacking your recliner. Once the chair is unpacked you should charge the battery, as it is not fully charged at the factory. The charging procedure is explained in paragraph 3.3.

c. If your electrically powered adjustable recliner includes a transformer, connect it directly to your chair first, and then place the plug in an outlet.

d. Do not place your recliner in direct sunlight or too near a fireplace or wood stove as this may cause discoloration or warping of the chair.

1.2  Safety
Ensure that children or pets cannot become trapped by moving parts when operating the recliner. Do not allow children to operate or play with the chair!

2. Operating the recliner 

2.1  Recliner with Gas Spring
If you purchased a recliner with a gas spring, you can operate the backrest with the metal handle (Illus. 1), and the footrest by shifting your weight. In order to extend the footrest, place your hands on the armrests of the recliner and push your body against the back of the chair, and the footrest will extend. Operate the backrest by pushing the handle back, and leaning gently against the backrest of the chair with your back. The backrest slowly reclines. Release the handle when you reach your preferred position. The backrest will lock in place. In order to retract the footrest, move your body forward slightly and push the footrest down with your legs. To return the backrest to an upright position, move your back away from the chair and push back the handle. The backrest will move forward.

2.2  Dual Motor Recliners
If you selected a recliner with two motors, the first motor is used to adjust the backrest, and the second motor extends and retracts the footrest. A standard feature of dual motor recliners is the operating panel in the upper left armrest. Depending on the model, operating controls may also be located in the seat. The front two buttons operate the footrest, and the back two buttons operate the backrest. (Illus. 2)

 

2.3 Riser Recliner with Stand-Up Assist
If your recliner includes stand-up assist, the operating controls are located in the control unit (Illus. 3).
If you purchased a swivel recliner, the recliner will lock in place automatically for safety reasons when it is in stand-up mode. You will not be able to swivel your recliner. When the recliner is returned to neutral mode, the chair unlocks automatically. This chair has been equipped with an operating panel in the front of the left armrest (Illus. 3). Depending on the model, operating controls may also be located in the seat. The front two buttons operate footrest and stand-up assist, and the back two buttons operate the backrest. Recliners with stand-up assist include a transformer. Attach the cable (included) to the transformer, and connect it to the underside of the recliner (Illus. 4). To prevent the cable from twisting around the recliner, the recliner is fitted with a lock so that it cannot turn on its axle.

 

 

2.4 Adjustable headrest (illus. 5)
Your recliner is also provided with an adjustable headrest, which you can pull towards you with both hands when sitting in the chair. The headrest position is stepless, and when you no longer wish to use it you simply push it back with both hands. Using the headrest will slightly stretch the material on the rear of the chair. This is normal and unavoidable.

 

 

3. Battery (standard for dual motor recliners, optional for riser recliners) 

3.1 Eerste keer opladen voor eerste gebruik 

Charging up the first time for first use 

Charge up the battery for at least 8 hours so as to achieve full charge for use.
To maximise the life of the battery, it is important to disconnect the charger from the charging socket after charging. 

3.1.1 Never leave the charger constantly connected to the battery.

3.2 Use of the battery 

The battery charge level is reduced by use. The period of use is dependent on many factors such as the weight of the user, the ambient temperature and the intensity of use.The battery makes a beeping sound when it requires charging. 

3.3 Recharging the battery

a. Always first connect the battery to the adapter/charger. Then simply put the plug of the adapter/charger into the socket.(Illus. 6)

b. Charging time is dependent on the residual level of charge in the battery but it is between 6 and 8 hours.

c. The reclining armchair may be used as normal during the charging process.

d. After the charging process, first take the plug of the adapter/charger out of the socket and then simply disconnect the adapter/charger from the battery.

Fig. 6 

  

3.4 General instructions for use 

a. Important: When charging a cold battery (5 degrees or below) in a warm room, let the battery come up to room temperature for at least 1 hour.

b. The battery must not be charged at temperatures below 0 degrees or above 40 degrees.

c. Only for use in dry and ventilated rooms.

d. Use only the original battery, cables and adapter/charger.

e. You are advised not to use an extension cable.

f. The battery and adapter/charger must never be used with a damaged cable or plug.

g. The battery must be used with the necessary care, so do not let it fall, suffer impacts or be subjected to
heavy vibration.

h. If the battery or adapter/charger is damaged, it must no longer be used. Contact your chair supplier to
arrange for the replacement of the damaged parts.

i. Do not expose the battery to an open fire or dismantle or open it.

j. Do not immerse the battery in water.

k. Keep out of the reach of children.

3.5. Environmental care​
The battery must not be disposed of with your normal domestic refuse at the end of its service life, instead it must be handed in at a collection point indicated by the local authority. In this way you will be making a contribution towards a cleaner living environment.

Important: Even in the event of non-use or insufficient use, the battery must be fully recharged at least once every 3 months.​ 

Battery and charger warranty: 1 year 

4. Upholstery

4.1 Leather​

If you have chosen a leather model, here are a few tips to help you enjoy your recliner for as long as
possible.

a. Leather is a natural product, and minor irregularities such as marks from insect bites, folding and
small variations in colour are seen as signs of quality.

b. Leather can fade as a result of extended exposure to strong light.

c. Leather can lose its colour due to exposure to extreme temperatures, moisture, solvents or acids (including
acids in the skin and in medicines we use).

d. Sweat and scalp oils (natural human secretions) may be absorbed by the pores in leather (and other fabrics)
and become integrated with the leather. This process will manifest itself most obviously in contact areas such as the headrest and armrests. Amino acids in sweat and oil secretions can sometimes cause stains or discoloration of the leather. These vary from one person to the next, and may not occur at all.

e. You can maintain your leather chair in top condition by dusting it off regularly and cleaning it weekly with plain water and a cloth with no soap residues. The chair should be cleaned min. twice a year with the proper Keralux® cleaner, followed by the application of the proper Keralux® lotion. Your retailer can provide further advice about this.

 f. When the chair is used it will show signs of the sitting position. Leather stretches under load, partly due to the elasticity of the foam below. The resulting "puddling effect" is a perfectly normal phenomenon. You can reduce puddling by smoothing the seat with your hands each day. (illus.7). Signs of use will also be visible on the chair back. Leather is a fantastic material which grows in beauty as it is used! 

Illus. 7

Fig. 5

  

4.2  Fabric

a. The chair should be vacuumed weekly using the upholstery brush attachment. Small particles of grit have an abrasive effect, accelerating wear. You can use the Puratex® care set for maintenance.

b. Almost any fabric will fade to some extent under the influence of sunlight. Cotton fabrics are more sensitive to this than wool. Lighter colours generally fade less than darker shades. If possible it is best to avoid exposing furniture to direct sunlight. 

c. Different fabrics will behave differently on the same model of chair, mostly due to variations in elasticity. The more elastic the fabric the more visible the folding will be, particularly around the seams.

4.3 Foam

Your chair will adjust to your body shape. On a hard surface, your body must adjust to the chair. But comfort chairs are the opposite. Foam adjusts to circumstances slowly, depending on aspects such as duration of daily use, temperature and body weight. The adjustment period depends on usage and can take up to six months. After this usage period, optimal comfort levels are achieved.

Polyurethane Foam

Polyurethane foam is the primary material that determines comfort. This product is often called “cold foam”. It is non-toxic, produced without CFKs, and is recyclable. A characteristic of cold foam is that it is fairly rigid at first, but becomes more flexible with use. Stiffness reduces by about 15%, after which the material stabilizes.​

4.4 General Information

a. Every piece of furniture we produce is made with the greatest care. Chairmaking is a labour-intensive process, every chair is made by hand and so no two chairs are completely identical. Minor variations in appearance are inevitable and underline the fact that these are craftsman products. 

b. Most recliners are fitted with a zipper in the back. This zipper is required for upholstering purposes. We use so-called invisible zippers. However, in some cases, the black zipper might be visible. (Illus. 8) Because of tensions to the seat cover, the zipper might be visible. This could also be the result of pressure on leather when somebody sits down in the recliner. The zipper is particularly visible at the point where several pieces of leather meet. Unfortunately, this is unavoidable. 

 

c. Because a recliner consists of many moving parts, it is almost impossible to adjust the system soundlessly. These noises and “creaks” might be audible when the position of the recliner is changed, as well as when it is in neutral position. If the recliner has not been placed on a flat surface, this may also cause creaking. 

d. Distribute your weight evenly along seat and backrest. You might tend to lean more to the right or left in your recliner. Please be aware that your recliner will shift along with you. You might cause the cover of your recliner to shift to the right or left (i.e. crooked) along the back of the chair. A recliner shapes to its user. 

e. Do not use armrests as a ladder, stool, or seat. 

f. Do not stand on the seat. This will cause overburdening of the springs.

g. Do not kneel on the seat to look over the back.
        

For further information you should consult your retailer, or visit our website at: www.sittingvision.com 

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