BRITISH STANDARD 1970:2012
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING YOUR HOT WATER BOTTLE
WARNING: HOT WATER BOTTLES CAN CAUSE BURNS [EVEN WHEN COVERED]. AVOID PROLONGED DIRECT CONTACT WITH SKIN.
For your safety and in order to obtain the maximum life from your hot water bottle please read these instructions carefully before use.
If there is a possibility that prolonged contact with the skin could occur an adequate cover should be used to prevent burns. [Unless otherwise specified in the product description all hot water bottles available for purchase on this website are] made of natural rubber. This hot water bottle is designed for partial filling only. When filling this hot water bottle do not use boiling water. Do not fill using water from the domestic hot water system as this can considerably shorten the life of the hot water bottle. Fill to a maximum of two thirds capacity or less. Do not overfill as this might cause the hot water bottle to burst. Hold the hot water bottle by the neck in an upright position and fill slowly to avoid hot water splashing back. Expel air by lowering carefully onto a flat surface until water appears at the opening. Screw the stopper sufficiently tight, in practice finger tight should be adequate. Finally make sure the funnel is empty. Under no circumstances should the hot water bottle be used as a cushion or sat on. 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 hot water bottle during storage. Check the hot water bottle and stopper for wear and damage prior to use. Check the hot water bottle for any leakage by holding it in an upside down position. Do not microwave this hot water bottle.
Hot water bottles are not suitable for use with infants or persons insensitive to heat. Please be aware that sensitivity to heat can be impaired by overtiredness, certain medicines, alcohol or illness. It is strongly recommended that children are supervised when using hot water bottles.
It is recommended that boiled water is left to cool for at least 20 minutes before filling your hot water bottle. For young children and those with sensitive skin it is recommended that you do not fill the hot water bottle with water that is above 40°C / 104°F and ALWAYS use a cover with the hot water bottle.
It is recommended you replace your hot water bottle at least every 2 years.
All hot water bottles available for purchase on this website are manufactured and tested to BS 1970:2012 and hold a 2 year guarantee against manufacturing faults only. THIS GUARANTEE DOES NOT AFFECT YOUR STATUTORY RIGHTS.
Text Revised 09/2023