RUBBER DOCKIE OWNER’S GUIDE & WARRANTY INFORMATION

USING YOUR RUBBER DOCKIE

This product is to be used for non-commercial water recreation with proper adult supervision.  This is not intended as a flotation device.  It is recommended that all users wear a US Coast Guard personal flotation device (PFD) life vest before entering the water.  Users of this product assume all risk of injury. 

The safe location for use of your Rubber Dockie is in sufficiently deep water, away  from boat traffic and clear of obstructions, such as piers, docks, rocks, sandbars, etc.  After you find the ideal location to place your Rubber Dockie, attach the leash directly to an anchor or mooring to keep it from drifting away. If you plan to leave it in the water for an extended period of time during the day, you should attach a buoy or marking flag.  It is not intended for use on land or in swimming pools.


IMPORTANT SAFETY GUIDELINES


  • Your Rubber Dockie is not a toy that is designed to be pulled or towed behind a boat or personal watercraft and as such does not have any braking or steering devices.  Towing it is dangerous and could cause damage to the foam. 
  • Common sense should dictate the number of persons allowed on the Rubber Dockie at one time.
  • Never allow a child to use the Rubber Dockie without supervision.
  • Do not swim or play under the Rubber Dockie and do not dive from the Rubber Dockie.
  • Do not jump from other objects onto the Rubber Dockie.
  • Never use the Rubber Dockie if you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs.  Do not attempt to swim from the mat to another object or the shore if you are fatigued. 
  • Never use the Rubber Dockie during storms where lightning is present, before sunrise, or after dark. 
  • Inspect the Rubber Dockie, tethers, cords and anchors for wear or defects before every use.  
  • If the mat is anchored, precautions should be taken to eliminate activities that could cause entanglement in the tether leash or anchor rope.


CARE AND MAINTENANCE
The Rubber Dockie is made from cross-linked polyethylene foam and does not require any other floatation device or air, so set up and maintenance are simple.  Use a sponge to wipe off any foreign material or debris that could scuff or damage the surface.  UV rays are damaging to the surface and could cause fading and hazing of the surface if left in sunlight for weeks at a time.  To prolong the life and appearance of your Rubber Dockie, keep it dry and protected from sunlight and the elements when not in use.  


WARRANTY
Your Rubber Dockie comes with a one-year warranty as set forth below and is given by Rubber Dockie LLC. In respect to product purchased and used in the United States.
Rubber Dockie products, when delivered to you in a new condition in original container, are warranted against defects in material or workmanship for one year from date of purchase so long as the product remains the possession of the original owner. Defective product(s) returned to Rubber Dockie LLC and proven to be defective upon inspection, will be repaired or exchanged for a new product where applicable. The warranty period for any replacement product shall be consistent with the terms set forth of the original One Year Warranty.


When returning any product under this One Year Warranty, you must first contact Rubber Dockie, LLC, to obtain return authorization. The product must be packaged securely with a copy of the invoice or bill of sale, together with a complete description of the defect. Shipping charges, if any, will be prepaid by the customer. Products covered by this One Year Warranty will be returned to you without charge by Rubber Rockie, LLC.


This One Year Warranty covers only manufacturing defects and does not apply in the following cases:

  • Loss or damage to the product due to abuse; mishandling; alteration; accident; failure to follow maintenance or storage instructions; or any acts of God, including storm or animal damage. 
  • ​Loss or damage to the product from towing or incorrect tethering.
  • Surface snags, scuffs & tears from sharp objects, including metal objects, nails, claws, swim suit ornamentation, jewelry, other water toys, etc.
  • Wear and tear from normal use and weathering, including weathering from UV light.


This One Year Warranty shall not extend to anyone other than the original purchaser of the product.


No implied warranty, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, or fitness for a particular purpose, applies to the product after the applicable period of express warranty stated above. No other express warranty, except as mentioned above, given by any person, firm, dealer or corporation with respect to your Rubber Dockie shall bind Rubber Dockie , LLC.


Rubber Dockie , LLC will not be liable for loss of revenue or profit, failure to realize savings or other benefits, or for any other special, incidental or consequential damages caused by the use, misuse or inability to use the product regardless of the legal theory on which the claim is based, and even if Rubber Dockie, LLC, has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Nor shall recovery of any kind against Rubber Dockie , LLC, be greater in amount than the purchase price of the product sold by Rubber Dockie , LLC. Without limiting the foregoing, you and any user of your Rubber Dockie, assumes any and all risks and liability for loss, damage or injury to you, your property, and to others and their property arising out of the use, misuse, or inability to use any product sold by Rubber Dockie, LLC, not caused directly by the negligence of Rubber Dockie, LLC. This One Year Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which vary by state. Should you have any questions, please call us at (605)422-1325 or at www.rubberdockie.com.