Reclining lounges are a great combination of form & function and can add a touch of comfort & style to any home. It’s important to operate your reclining lounge with care and caution and as it designed to be used to ensure safety and longevity.
Recliners are composed of a metal reclining mechanism base, with moving parts to allow for reclining functions.
Seats, arms, backs and upholstery are added to the base individually throughout the manufacturing process. These structures are pliable and can be damaged when overloaded with weight or motion or used in ways other than how they are intended.
Moving parts; particularly reclining mechanisms can be dangerous if used incorrectly.
For your families safety:
Children must ALWAYS be supervised on and around reclining furniture. Never allow children to operate the mechanism or play on your recliner.
Only the occupant should operate the recliner. Always leave the recliner fully closed and in upright position when not in use.
Footrests fold down when closing, ALWAYS check underneath mechanism before closing.
Keep hands and feet clear from mechanisms when closing. Be aware of children and pets and be careful not to trap anything including clothing, blankets etc in the mechanism.
It is imperative that recliners are used carefully and as they are designed to ensure structural integrity. Recliner mechanisms can bend or bow from misuse.
Footrests must ALWAYS be fully closed when entering or exiting the seat. Entering or exiting the seat with footrest open is not how the mechanism is designed to be used and may damage the structure.
Footrests, while in the reclined position are designed to carry the weight of a single (1) persons feet. Additional weight on the footrest, pets & children especially, can overload the mechanism and cause irreparable twisting and bowing.
Reclining seats are designed to be sat on in the middle. The centre of the cushion is where structural support is. Leaning to the sides, sitting on the front of the cushion or pushing to the back of the seat is not the prescribed use.
Leaning over the sides of your seat will twist the mechanism, please ensure your body weight is not placed over the side of the chair at any time.
As per Focus On Furnitures warranty terms, reclining mechanisms have a load weight limit of 120kg. Overloading of recliners can lead to bent mechanisms.
Reclining sofas are heavy, the weight of the mechanism and frame can be unexpected and difficult to move and transport. If you need to move or transport a reclining sofa, always ensure there are a minimum of 2 people to lift the weight. Never drag the recliners and be very careful not to drop the recliner, the mechanism can bend and bow on impact.
For the longevity of your lounge, it is important to regularly “fluff and pat” seat & back cushions. This simple step will aerate the foam and fibre filling, keeping your cushions plumper and fuller for longer. It is also important to rotate seating positions across your lounge to ensure even wear across all seats. (Sitting in the same spot all the time will age that seat faster)
Over time your sofa will soften, shape and contour to your body and seated position. Comfort spots in both seats, back cushions and even sofa arms and headrests can be minimised with regular maintenance.
If you have any doubts about how to care for your furniture and can’t find your instructions from the manufacturer, phone your local store for help.
*Whilst we happily offer product care and advice, the final outcome is the sole responsibility of the owner. Focus On Furniture will not accept any responsibility for the outcome of any advice followed by these guidelines and subsequent result.