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1.- Important

Read the manual carefully before using this product and keep it in case of need.

If you cannot read or understand any warning, caution or instruction, contact the seller before using the product or you may be at risk of harm.

Consult your physician or orthopaedic specialist before use. They will advise you as to the most appropriate walking technique for you.

2.- Icons used on the label and in the manual
datos del fabricante Manufacturer details fecha de fabricacion Date of manufacture
dispositivo medico (medical device) MD Medical Device precaución Observe safety instructions
peso maximo kg Maximum user weight in kg CE Declaration of Conformity
atrapamiento Caution, danger of entrapment manual de usuario Check the user manual
freno de parada Parking brake freno en movimiento On going brake
reciclaje Product recycling information punto limpio Recycling centre
SN Product serial number LOT Product batch number
REF Product reference or code
datos del fabricante Manufacturer details
fecha de fabricacion Date of manufacture
dispositivo medico (medical device) MD Medical Device
precaución Observe safety instructions
peso maximo kg Maximum user weight in kg
CE Declaration of Conformity
atrapamiento Caution, danger of entrapment
manual de usuario Check the user manual
reciclaje Product recycling information
punto limpio Recycling centre
SN Product serial number
LOT Product batch number
REF Product reference or code
3.- Product use

Walkers are aids to help people with walking difficulties and assist them to support themselves and keep their balance while walking.

4.- Product description
despiece andador

5.- Warnings and safety
precaución

Failure to follow these safety precautions may result in serious injury.

  • Indoor walker. Not suitable for use on surfaces that are not level side-to-side.
  • If the walker has a basket, do not exceed its maximum weight capacity (3 kg). Loads can only be carried in the basket. Do not place heavy objects on the walker. It might make it unstable.
  • Do not exceed the maximum weight capacity of basket of 10 kg. Loads can only be carried in the basket. Do not place heavy objects on the walker. It might make it unstable.
  • Make sure all parts are securely fastened and in good working order before using the walker.
  • Make sure the walker is completely open and the seat is securely fastened before use.
  • Before starting to walk, make sure that the brake lever is disengaged and is not braking the wheels.
  • Test the brake lever before using the walker. When the wheels are locked, the rear wheel brake shoe should prevent the wheels from turning.
  • Check that when the brake levers are released the wheels can turn freely.
  • Always lock the brake levers before sitting down.
  • Make sure that the two grips are fixed by the adjustment clip and are both at the same height. Check that the walker is stable before putting your full weight on the handles.
  • Make sure that all four legs are secured by the adjustment clip and are all at the same height. Check that the walker is stable before putting your full weight on the handles.
  • Do not use the seat when the walker is on sloping or uneven ground. Only use the walker on flat, solid surfaces.
  • Replace the wheels and ferrules if they are badly worn or damaged.
  • Replace the ferrules if they are badly worn or damaged.
  • Do not use the walker to overcome obstacles of a height above 15cm.
  • Do not use the walker to overcome sidewalks or kerbs.
  • Do not move the walker while you or another person is sitting on it. This product is a walking aid and should not be used for transporting anything.
  • Do not use the walker on stairs or escalators.
  • Use only original Forta brand accessories and parts.
  • Do not use the walker to walk backwards, in the opposite direction to the direction you are facing.
  • Do not make any adjustment or change to the walker while it is in use.
  • All wheels and ferrules must be in contact with the ground at all times.
  • All ferrules must be in contact with the ground at all times.
  • Do not use the walker to mount curbs or sidewalks.
  • Do not use the product on wet, icy or snowy inclines.
  • If any part is damaged, broken or worn, contact your distributor for a replacement.
6.- Assembly and use
Inclinaciones máximas andadores Peligro de atrapamiento

To adjust the height of the walker, follow the instructions below:

  1. On one of the handles, remove the adjustment clip by pulling it outward.
  2. Slide the handle up or down to the desired height.
  3. Align the holes where the adjustment clip was placed to match.
  4. Place the adjustment clip to secure the height.
  5. Repeat these steps to adjust the other handle.

Before using the walker, make sure that both the folding lock and both adjustment clips are fixed and correctly positioned as shown in the adjacent image.

Cierre de plegado
7.- Technical Specifications

Dimensions, load-bearing capacity and weights are listed below:

HEIGHT LENGTH WIDTH FOLDED LENGTH
870 - 960mm 560mm 505mm 245mm
WHEELS DIAMETER WEIGHT MAXIMUM LOAD
150mm 2,224kg 125kg
8.- Care and maintenance
precaución

Failure to care for and maintain the product in perfect condition may lead to the risk of an accident.

  • Clean the product regularly with warm water and a soft cloth. Do not use abrasives, detergents or solvents.
  • Wipe dry with a clean, soft, dry cloth.
  • Make sure there is no build-up of dirt or hair around the axle or wheels.
  • Do not use cleaning agents containing phenol or chlorine, which might damage the materials.
  • If the wheels squeak, lubricate them with a little oil.
  • In the event of a fault, do not repair the walker yourself. Consult an authorised distributor.
9.- Recycling the product
reciclaje punto limpio

When the product has become unusable and requires disposal, contact your specialist dealer. If you want to recycle it yourself, ask your local waste management company or nearest recycling centre for advice on disposal.

10.- Storing the product
precaución

If not correctly stored, the product may be damaged leading to the risk of an accident.

  • Do not store this product for an extended period of time near a heat source or in the sun (e.g. in front of a window or near a radiator) or near a cold source.
  • Keep the product away from flames and sparks.
  • Store the product as follows:
    • Store the product in a dry, cool place.
    • Protect the product from dust and rust by packaging or bagging it.
    • Store all removed parts or components together in one place so they do not get mixed up with anything else or get lost.
    • Do not place any weight on any components (do not place heavy objects on the product or on any component).
11.- Useful life

The expected useful life of the product is 1 year in normal conditions of use, safety and maintenance. After that time, the product can be used as long while it remains in perfect conditions of use and maintenance. Some parts or components may in any event have to be replaced due to normal wear and tear within less than this time.

12.- Warranty and after-sales service

Warranty terms and conditions:
Only original Forta products purchased from authorised dealers are covered by the warranty against defects in parts and workmanship.

The warranty runs from the date of purchase for 3 years for structure and components subject to the following conditions:

  • Only original FORTA products purchased from authorised dealers will be covered by the warranty against defects in parts and workmanship.
  • The purchasing establishment must give notice of any defect in the product immediately.
  • The manufacturer will not have any liability for defects caused by improper handling, negligence or failure to follow the instructions set out in this manual.
  • During the warranty period, any part that proves defective due to faulty assembly or materials will be repaired or replaced free of charge by Forta.
  • The warranty will be absolutely void if incorrect modifications or adjustments are made to the product or if parts or options not supplied for the product model are fitted.
  • Damage from rust caused by misuse or negligence or the action or any liquid or gas that may damage the product are excluded from the warranty.

THE WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER THE CONSEQUENCES OF ANY TRAVEL PROBLEM, IN PARTICULAR ISSUES RELATING TO TRANSPORT, LOSS OF PROFIT, EXPENSES, ETC.

Forta will have NO liability in the following circumstances:

  • Normal wear and tear of the product or inappropriate or incorrect use.
  • Defects in any assembly or repair carried out by the purchaser or a third party.
  • Negligent handling or maintenance or use of unsuitable parts.
  • Repairs or modifications carried out in non-official workshops.
  • Forta will have no liability for any harm or loss suffered by the user or any third party as a result of any modification to or alteration of any product.
  • The warranty also excludes modifications made other than with original Forta parts.

EThe warranty certificate must be sent to FORTA, S.L. together with a photocopy of the purchase invoice within 15 days from the date of purchase. To validate the warranty, the user must submit the warranty certificate bearing the stamp the seal of the outlet that sold the product. You can download the warranty certificate here: www.fortasl.es/en/manuales/doc/GARANTIA CONTRACTUAL.pdf.

13.- Tests and trials carried out

FORTA products comply with Annex IV to MDR (EU) 2017/745, are CE marked and have been designed and tested in accordance with UNE-EN ISO 11199-2:2021. Forta is obliged to certify compliance by its products with a number of essential requirements. There is a standard that specifies the inspection and testing methods to show compliance of the products with those requirements. The standards that the product complies with are listed below:

Brief description of relevant law Current law
Information provided by the manufacturer UNE-EN 1041:2009+A1:2014
Quality management system UNE-EN ISO 13485:2018
Risk management UNE-EN ISO 14971:2020
Testing of medical devices and walkers UNE-EN 12182:2012
UNE-EN 11199-2:2021
Biological assessment of medical devices UNE-EN ISO 10993-1:2021
Maximum load
14.- Manufacturer details

FORTA - FABRICACIONES ORTOPÉDICAS ALBACETE, S.L.
Pq. Emp. Campollano, c/C 90 Nave 1
02007 Albacete
España - Spain
info@fortasl.es
www.fortasl.es
CE
MADE IN EUROPE
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