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shower chairs and rust 2 years 6 months ago #61086

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Are shower chairs becoming weaker thees days?

Over the last 3 years I had 3 new chairs because the wheels are going rusty and becoming dangerous.

Ten years ago shower chairs lasted about 4 years. So are the companies making them weaker to make more money?








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shower chairs and rust 2 years 6 months ago #61096

That's awful Karl! My shower chair is one of the ones with suction feet so it doesn't move. I've had mine a while now and is still going strong. But I've noticed my holiday wheelchair is rusting quicker. I'm on mark 2 now and I only had mark 1 for just over 2 years that's 4 holidays! I do think these mobility companies are skipping on quality control so they can pump out more products for a bigger profit as the population explodes. As an example look at the problems I had with my stair lift, the chap that fitted it and came out and fixed it twice said the problems where due to a 'bad batch'. Turning a blind eye to quality control!!! :huh:

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shower chairs and rust 2 years 6 months ago #61103

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They are making them weaker to get us to buy more.

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shower chairs and rust 1 week 4 days ago #68452

thats exactly what i have...have my original from 15 yrs ago... have bought 2 new cushioned seats since then but everything else is the same... just get your attendant to help wash it clean every 6 months to a year and squirt a little wd40 in the wheel/caster joints and it'll be fine for a long time, anyway if you are still looking for a new one - i would suggest you to check the list with the top of non expensive and most comfortable shower chairs

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shower chairs and rust 1 week 3 days ago #68457

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just got another shower chair yesterday. They only last about 2 years with me oops lol

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