Instructions, Cautions, Disclaimers & General Precautions

Before installing your handisure door finger guard

1. Your handisure door finger guard installation kit should include but is not necessarily limited to: Hinge-Clip, Cord, Smart-Head, Handle and Base.

2. Your handisure door finger guard is designed to be used on standard wooden or PVC domestic internal doors with any height or width (33 to 37mm and 43 to 47mm thickness or 1 - 3/8” ± 1/16” and 1 - 3/4” ± 1/16” inch). If the device is fitted on doors of other thicknesses or on doors that have been modified, the optimum functionality of the mechanism may be affected by the weight, surface or finish of the door. The handisure door finger guard is not designed to be used on external uPVC doors of any description or on sliding and bi-folding doors.

3. The mechanism to prevent door closure, even when a child passes through the door and it is only open by approximately 20-30 degrees, is dependent on the quality of the installation of the door. The optimum functioning of such a mechanism may not be achieved unless the door has been professionally installed using appropriate hinges for the door (in the UK / EU - conforming to BS 7352:1990 specifications).

4. Your handisure door finger guard is compatible with doors with most types of hinges, including butt-hinges, which are the commonest type of hinge (standard hinges) in a domestic setting. The device will also work on most doors fitted with flush hinges but in rare cases it may interfere with complete door closure.

5. Before installing your handisure door finger guard, the door on which it is to be installed should be checked to ensure it has been fixed with the correct hinges. These hinges should be tightly attached with the correct screws and fixings. Do not install the handisure door finger guard if any of the hinges or the screws attaching them are loose, damaged or bent. This is because especially such a door can loosen and even be damaged if it is forced closed against the engaged handisure door finger guard.

6. Users of the handisure door finger guard should always take great care to make sure that fire doors are not prevented from closing.

Installation of your handisure door finger guard

7. Please read the enclosed instructions sheet carefully and watch the product installation video before fitting your handisure door finger guard. The child protective function of the device may be affected if you do not follow the instructions.

8. During installation of your handisure door finger guard, appropriate eye and hand safety equipment should be worn to prevent injury from sharp edges on the door frame and hinges.

9. Children should be kept at a safe distance away from the door during installation of the handisure door finger guard.

10. During installation of your handisure door finger guard, the door on which it is being attached should be opened fully and a weight placed against it to stop it moving.

11. Always make sure that the handisure door finger guard is fitted only on the upper hinge of the door.

12. The handisure door finger guard is suitable for reuse after dismounting.

13. Make sure that the correct functioning of your handisure door finger guard has been tested at least 10 times prior to regular use. If your handisure door finger guard fails to engage and does not prevent door closure, please return it for a full refund.

Using your handisure door finger guard

14. Do not use the handisure door finger guard if the Hinge-Clip, the Cord or any part of the door finger guard is damaged. Replace the device if any part is broken, torn or missing.

15. To ensure optimum functionality of your handisure door finger guard, especially closure from the inside of the room using the pendulum action, the weight of the door should not be increased by hanging heavy items on it, such as jackets or clothes hanging from over-the-door hangers.

16. The door has to be opened more than 30 degrees for the handisure door finger guard to be an effective finger shielding device.

17. Do not try and close the door against your handisure door finger guard without disengaging it first. Attempting to close the door against the handisure door finger guard may cause damage to the door, hinges or frame, and on very rare occasions may cause the door itself to become loose.

18. When disengaging your handisure door finger guard, check for the presence of children and take appropriate steps to make sure that no child approaches the door. Children should then be warned that the door finger guard has been disengaged and told to take extra care not to place their hands in the area between the door and doorframe when closing the door.

19. Your handisure door finger guard should be regularly checked to make sure that it is free of dirt, grease or any other extraneous material that may reduce its effectiveness.

20. The hinges, screws and other fixings of the door on which your handisure door finger guard is installed should be regularly checked for loosening, damage or corrosion. If such damage is discovered immediate action should be taken to remedy these defects.

General cautions and disclaimers

21. Please keep this leaflet and all instructions in a safe place for future reference.

22. Care has been taken to make sure that the handisure door finger guard causes no or only minimum markings on the door or/and the doorframe when in use. However, the handisure door finger guard, similar to other door stopping mechanisms, in some circumstances can cause marks on the paintwork or even indentation on the door or/and doorframe at the point of contact, depending on the quality of the material the door or/and door frame is made of. The makers of the handisure door finger guard bear no responsibility for this. No liability will be accepted for any damage to the door due to misuse, improper installation or installation on doors not installed conforming to standards.

23. On no account should any component of the handisure door finger guard be modified or overpainted in any way. If the components are modified or overpainted in any way, the continued use of the handisure door finger guard is entirely at the risk of the user and the manufacturers bear no responsibility.

24. The handisure door finger guard is intended to supplement and not substitute parents’ efforts to prevent door related hand/finger injuries in children. Children should be instructed on the dangers posed by closing doors and care should be taken at all times to prevent the possibility of them trapping their fingers.

25. The handisure door finger guard should be used only for its intended purpose of stopping doors from closing. It is not a toy and parents should at all times make sure that it is kept out of the reach of children.

26. If the handisure door finger guard is used on a door thinner than a standard domestic internal door (35mm ± 2mm | 1 - 3/8” ± 1/16” inches), it is entirely at the risk of the user, and the manufacturers bear no responsibility.

27. No liability will be accepted for any injury caused due to the failure of the handisure door finger guard or any other injury caused due to the use of the handisure door finger guard where the cause of such failure or malfunctioning of the handisure door finger

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