Vinyl Care & Cleaning Instructions
Body Support Systems uses durable, supple vinyl coverings on its products. The bodyCushion should always be covered with our fitted bodyCushion Cotton Covers to prevent contact with skin, oil, or lotion. Additionally, sheets or towels can be used but are not as effective.
Day-to-Day Care & Light Cleaning:
Remove ordinary dirt and smudges with mild soap and warm water solution. Dry with a soft, lint-free cloth or towel. For more difficult stains, we recommend the use of a stronger detergent; however, follow the detergent manufacturer’s instructions carefully.
Special cleaning problems:
The following steps are recommended to clean stains on Body Support Systems’ vinyl coverings. Remove many different stains with these cleaning agents.
Please try them in this order.
Step 1 cleaners:
Nonabrasive household cleaners with a soft cloth or damp sponge.
Formula 409® All-Purpose Spray Cleaner fantastik® Spray Cleaner (*NOTE* Do not use Formula 409 All-Purpose Spray on the plastic Fase Support Base, or the plastic cantilevering hoops of the armRests )
Other similar household cleaners and bleaches, rinse the cleaned area with fresh water and dry with a clean cloth.
Step 2 cleaners:
CAUTION: Should you desire to use other cleaning methods, carefully try them in an inconspicuous area to determine potential damage to the material. Never use harsh solvents or cleaners which are intended for industrial applications. We recommend using a soft cloth to clean stained or soiled areas.
Avoid using paper towels, which are often made from recycled materials and contain particles such as ink which can contaminate the cleaning process.
CAUTION: Cleaning products may be harmful/irritating to your skin, eyes, etc. Use protective gloves and eye protection, do not inhale or swallow any cleaning product, protect surrounding area/clothing from exposure. Use in a well-ventilated area.
Follow all product manufacturer’s warnings. Body Support Systems, Inc. cannot be held responsible for damage or injuries resulting from the use or misuse of cleaning products.
Old, Sticky Vinyl:
When the vinyl becomes sticky, which any vinyl will, it is time to replace the vinyl coverings. Stickiness is the plasticizer emanating out of the material, which can be hastened in humid climates. Once the plasticizer separates from the vinyl, it is is no longer viable in terms of suppleness and strength.
We recommend replacing the vinyl with our Vinyl Replacement Set.
Face Support Base Care & Cleaning Instructions
Avoid exposing the Face Support Base to sunlight as ABS plastics will degrade when exposed to UV light. Essential oils have also been known to degrade plastics; it is best to avoid the use of them directly on the bodyCushion. Avoid citrus oil-based products.
Use a germicidal solution on the Face Support Base. Do not use Armor All®, Formula 409®, Fantastik®, essential oils, baby wipes, or alcohol on our products. Consumer cleaning products are subject to change without notice to the consumer and may contain chemicals which could damage the plastic.
Should you desire to use other cleaning methods, carefully try them in an inconspicuous area to determine potential damage to the material. Never use harsh solvents or cleaners which are intended for industrial applications.
Cotton Cover Care & Cleaning Instructions
Our 100% Cotton Covers are shrink to fit. Wash hot/dry hot before use. Do not bleach. CAUTION: Skin care products containing benzoyl peroxide may cause discoloration of colored fabrics.