Super soft cover for extra comfort
Covered hot water bottle
LATEX FREE. This hot water bottle is made of phthalate-free PVC and is suitable for latex allergy sufferers.
The bottle is manufactured to requirements in excess of British Standards BS 1970:2012
It is recommended that you replace your hot water bottle at least every five years.
Dimensions: H35 * W24cm
Capacity: 1.6 litres
How to use
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 overfil as this might cause the hot water bottle to burst.
Hold the 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.
Additional instructions on how to tighten the Boots hot water bottle stopper correctly
It has become apparent that a small number of users have experienced leaks during use of the Boots hot water bottle. We would like to reassure our customers that all our bottles are individually tested for faults and conform to the current British Standard 1970:2012, which is the global safety standard for hot water bottles.
To prevent the hot water bottle leaking during use it important that the stopper is tightened correctly. To close the stopper sufficiently tight the stopper should be turned until it cannot be turned further without the use of excessive force. Failure to do this can result in leaking from the stopper area during use.
How to tighten the stopper correctly
When the stopper is in position it reaches its biting point and the resistance on turning increases. At this point the stopper should not be considered sufficiently tight as it can leak during use. To secure the stopper properly to prevent leaks it is necessary to tighten the stopper until it comes to a complete stop and cannot be turned further without the use of excessive force.
Hazards and Cautions
HOT WATER BOTTLES CAN CAUSE BURNS (EVEN WHEN COVERED). AVOID PROLONGED DIRECT CONTACT WITH SKIN.
Under no circumstances should the hot water bottle be used as a cushion or sat on.
Prevent contact with hot surfaces, oil or grease.
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 you replace your hot water bottle at least every 2 years.
This hot water bottle is manufactured to BS 1970:2012 and holds a 2 year guarantee against manufacturing faults only. This guarantee does not affect your statutory rights.
FAQs on how to fill, use and store your hot water bottle safely
Q: How hot should my hot water bottle be?
A: The hot water bottle should feel "nice". It should be hot, but it should never burn. The heat at which a person will feel comfortable using their hot water bottle will depend on their individual sensitivity to heat. It is advised that once your kettle has boiled, the water should be left to cool slightly. It is recommended that the water is left to cool for at least 20 minutes once boiled.
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.
Q: Why can't I fill my hot water bottle straight from the tap?
A: Filling your hot water bottle straight from the tap or other domestic hot water system can prematurely degrade your hot water bottle. The reason for this is that all the minerals and impurities that are removed from the water through boiling, will build up on the inside of the hot water bottle.
Q: Why shouldn't I use boiling water when filling my bottle?
A: Using water that is still boiling or coming off the boil can be dangerous. Even though the kettle may have flicked off, the water will continue to boil for short period after. If you try to fill your hot water bottle immediately the water is likely to splash back and cause scalding.
Q: What does the guarantee on my hot water bottle cover?
A: Any guarantee that comes with your hot water bottle is against manufacturing faults only. We cannot take liability for the degradation of any hot water bottle caused by misuse or incorrect storage.
Q: I store my hot water bottle in the airing cupboard. Is this ok?
A: Never store your hot water bottle in the airing cupboard as the fluctuation in heat from any boiler or water tank will adversely affect the bottle. You should not store your hot water bottle on or near any source of heat, for example near a radiator, where it will be exposed to sunlight or under the sink where exposure to chemicals can degrade the quality of the bottle.
Q: Do I have to use a cover with my hot water bottle?
A: It is advised that you do not use any hot water bottle without a cover. Direct contact of a hot water bottle on skin can cause burns. Young children, elderly people, and those with sensitive skin or reduced feeling should be especially careful.
Q: Can I wash my cover?
A: Yes. All our covers come with washing and drying instructions.
Q: When should I replace my hot water bottle?
A: It is advised that you replace your hot water bottle every 2 years to ensure that you are always using a bottle which is in good shape, safe for use, and in line with current safety standards for hot water bottles. The safety of a hot water bottle can be affected by how it is used and stored.