Categories: General
      Date: May 17, 2011
     Title: Winco Receives New FDA 510(K) for Stretchair

Ocala, FL. May 17, 2011.

 Winco Mfg., LLC announced that it has received 510(K) market clearance for its Stretchair line. Stretchair is a battery-powered transport chair that easily moves from a sitting to a lay flat position.  It is designed as a lateral assist device, allowing for easy patient transport.  This product can also be used during examinations, clinical activities and it has versions to support the Bariatric Patient population.

By using a hand controller, the Caregiver can easily transition this chair from an upright (seated) to a lateral transfer (supine) position.  Vertical lift is managed through a secure hydraulic action, allowing up to an 8” range of motion.  Adjustable armrests and leg/foot rests provide enhanced patient comfort.  

Standard features include central locking 6" twin wheel casters, removable HD battery pack, charger, IV pole, oxygen cylinder holder, safety belt and rear storage bin.  Each chair can be upholstered in a multitude of colors to complement any facility decor.  The S300 Stretchair has a weight capacity of 300 lbs., while the S675 and S999 models offer 675 and 1000 pound capacities respectively,  to support Bariatric Patients.

Stretchair is ideal as a rehabilitation chair, orthopedic chair, cardiac chair or geriatric chair.  It is also used in the ER in place of beds to save space, while allowing easy transport to other areas of the hospital.  

Jim Ankoviak, President and CEO for Winco stated “Stretchair has been an important part of the Winco product line-up and provides a unique solution for patient transport.  Its features benefit both the Patient and the Caregiver.  Patients can feel confident that they are safe, while enjoying the comfort Stretchair offers and Caregivers love the ease of use along with its versatility.”

The Winco Stretchair has been tested to and meets the requirements of UL 60601-1 and CAN/GSA C 22.2 Electrical Safety Standards. The upholstery materials meet the requirements of CAL 117 for Flame Retardancy, optional TB133 certification is available.   Visit the Winco website at www.Wincomfg,com or call at 352-854-2929.

About Winco Mfg., LLC.

Winco Mfg., LLC is a privately held medical furnishings manufacturer and distributor based in Ocala, FL. The overwhelming majority of Winco products are designed and built in our ISO 9001/2008 certified facility in Florida and distributed worldwide.  Originally established in 1954, Winco has a long and proud history of providing innovative products that enhance patient comfort and safety, improve caregiver safety and convenience and meet facility requirements for function, durability and aesthetic appeal.  Visit for more information on the company or its full line of products for medical and institutional needs.