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Whilst all care is taken to provide accurate information with respect to the item described, the Independent Living Centre (ILC) is not involved in product design or manufacture, and therefore not in a position to guarantee the accuracy of the information provided. Selection of equipment, which is both suitable and appropriate for individual needs remains the responsibility of the person(s) considering requisition, and no responsibility is taken by the ILC for any loss or injury caused through use of the equipment or alleged to have arisen through reliance upon information provided. As information is subject to change any enquiries should be directed to the manufacturer.

Item Details

Aerospace SAS6000 Puffin Paediatric Wheelchair

ILC Reference NO 43:33:031
Item sourced from ILC VIC database

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This folding manual wheelchair for children and adolescents consists of an aluminium frame and slung upholstery. It is available in four sizes, but also has some adjustability to allow for growth. It features quick release axles on the rear wheels, armrests, swing away footrests and a range of positioning options.

Refer to supplier details for pricing

The folding frame features a double cross brace underneath the seat.
The standard frame colour is yellow.
Removable anti tip bars with rollers are featured at the rear of the frame.

The seat is able to grow in depth by up to 76mm.
The width of the armrests are able to grow up to 50mm in relation to the seat.
The armrests and footrests are adjustable in height.

The seat is available in the choice of four widths being 254mm, 305mm, 355mm and 406mm.
The standard seat consists of slung upholstery with a foam cushion.
A solid seat with a cushion is optional.
A pelvic lap belt is standard.
A swing away pommel in the choice of 5 sizes is optional.
Hip pad supports are optional.
A 2 or 4 point pelvic belt is optional.
A groin strap is available.

Slung upholstery is standard, but a solid backrest with cushion is optional.
The backrest is adjustable in angle.
It is able to fold down for storage and transport.
The push handles are height adjustable and are also able to be folded.
Adjustable lateral supports are available. They swing away and there is the choice of 7 sizes.
A headrest is optional and is available in 10 different sizes and a variety of shapes.
A shoulder harness is optional. Shoulder bar supports are also available which sit over each shoulder to assist in positioning and are mounted behind the backrest.

The armrests are removable, width and height adjustable.
Side guards are optional.

The legrests are able to swing away and are removable.
A calf strap is optional.

The footplates flip up and are height adjustable.
Heel loops and ankle straps are optional.

The self propelling spoke wheels are removable.
The push rim features indentations to assist grip.
Pneumatic tyres.
The rear axle has multiple positioning options.

Safety and Maintenance
Refer to the manufacturer and supplier manual for maintenance instructions and safety warnings.
This item should be trialled in the user"s own environment to ensure maximum safety and independence. Environmental considerations include eg: kerbs, footpaths, tram and railway crossings, street crossings, etc.

Australian Standards
Manual Wheelchair Standards
AS 3693-1989 Wheelchairs-Nomenclature, terms and definitions
AS 3695-1992 Wheelchairs-Product Requirements
AS3695-1992/Amendment 1-1998 Wheelchairs-Product Requirements.
AS3696.1-1990 Determination of static stability.
AS3696.3-1990 Determination of efficiency of brakes.
AS3696.5-1989 Determination of overall dimensions, mass and turning space.
AS3696.5-1989/Amendment1-1990 Wheelchairs-Determination of overall dimensions, mass and turning space.
AS/NZS 3696.8-1998 Requirements and test methods for static, impact and fatigue strengths.
For some types of equipment, specific Australian Standard(s) are applicable to the materials used in the manufacturing and the installation of products. Compliance with relevant Standards is indicated by written certification that a product has been tested and assessed as compliant with specified Australian Standards. Purchasers are advised to check with the supplier or manufacturer of this item as to its compliance with the relevant Australian Standard(s).

Aerospace SAS6000

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