Hot Water Bottle Care and Safety guide

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Warning! Hot water bottles can be dangerous & cause burns if they are not cared for or used in the proper way, be careful!

HOW TO FILL

1. When filling your hot water bottle, do not use boiling water. Once the water has boiled allow it to stand for a couple of minutes before filling your bottle. Filling a bottle with boiling water can cause splash back, which may cause burns.

2. When filling your bottle hold the bottle by the neck in an upright position and fill slowly to avoid water splashing back.

3. Only ever fill your bottle to a MAXIMUM of two-thirds capacity.

4. ALWAYS expel air from the bottle by lowering it carefully onto a flat surface until the water appears at the opening.

 5. Screw the stopper sufficiently tight to ensure there is no leakage. Finger tight should be adequate.

6 Hot water bottles should always be filled by a responsible adult.

 

HOW TO USE YOUR HOT WATER BOTTLE

1. DO NOT sit, lie on top of or put excess pressure on your hot water bottle.

2. To prevent burns occurring use a cover on your bottle and avoid leaving it in contact with one area of the body for more than 20 minutes.

3. Only use a hot water bottle to warm up your bed. Take it out before you get in. This helps to avoid accidental burns.

4. The use of hot water bottles by babies is not advised and children should be supervised.

5. Elderly people, and those with sensitive skin or reduced feeling should use hot water bottles with care.

6. Hot water bottles can be dangerous and cause burns if they are not filled, cared for or used in the proper way. ​

7. Please follow the instructions given.

8. All our bottles are made with natural rubber, so please be careful if you have a latex allergy.

 HOW TO CARE

1. DO NOT fill your bottle from a tap or other domestic water system as this can prematurely degrade the product. 

2. When using or storing your bottle prevent the bottle from contact with hot surfaces and contact with oil and grease.

3. When you are not using your bottle, drain it completely and keep with the stopper removed in a cool, dry, dark place - NOT the airing cupboard as the fluctuation in heat from any boiler or water tank will adversely affect the bottle, on or near a radiator, under the sink where chemicals can degrade the quality of the bottle, or where it will be exposed to sunlight. 

4. Do not place anything on top of your bottle when storing it. 

5. Check your bottle thoroughly, including the stopper when using for the first time. Thereafter, check it regularly for wear, damage and leaks. Do not use if you are concerned. 

QUALITY 

1. All our bottles are manufactured to British Safety Standard 1970:2012 and come with a guarantee against manufacturing defects. 

2. It is advisable to replace your rubber bottle every 2 years to ensure that you are always using a bottle which is in good shape and safe. Rubber naturally deteriorates overtime and this natural process can be affected by how it is stored and used.

 

BRITISH STANDARD INSTRUCTIONS 1970:2012

All our hot water bottles are made of natural rubber and manufactured to the British Standard 1970:2012. The instructions for use which are below come with all our products.

 

Instructions for use

    • When filling this hot water bottle do not use boiling water and fill to a maximum of two-thirds capacity or less.
    • Do not overfill as this might cause the bottle to burst.
    • Hold the bottle by the neck in an upright position and fill slowly to avoid hot water splashing back.
    • Expel air from the bottle by lowering it carefully onto a flat surface until water appears at the opening.
    • Screw the stopper sufficiently tight to ensure that there is no leakage. Finger tight should be adequate.
    • If there is a possibility that prolonged contact with the skin could occur an adequate cover should be used to prevent burns.
      • Under no circumstance should the hot water bottle be used as a cushion and be sat on.
    • Do not fill using water from the domestic hot water system as this can considerably shorten the life of the hot water bottle.
    • Prevent contact with hot surfaces. Prevent contact with oil or grease.
    • When not in use drain completely and keep with the stopper removed, in a cool, dry, dark place.Prevent exposure to sunlight.
    • Do not place anything on top of the bottle during storage. 
  • Check the bottle and stopper for wear and damage prior to use.

WARNING – HOT WATER BOTTLES CAN CAUSE BURNS. AVOID PROLONGED DIRECT CONTACT WITH SKIN.