A Guide To Safe Hot Water Bottles
The Traditional Hot Water Bottle has kept us warm on cold nights for many years and will continue to do so for many years to come. So it is very is important when buying your hot water bottle that you do look for quality over price. Our hot water bottles have been tested and comply to the internationally recognised British safety standard 1970 for rubber and PVC hot water bottles. The Standard requires that manufacturers follow strict guidelines on producing the product, testing the product for purpose and ensuring that the customer has clear instructions for safely filling, using, caring for and storing the hot water bottle.
The Current British Standard for hot water bottles is 1970:2012.
We recommend the things you need to look out to look out for when buying a hot water bottle are:
The British Standard Mark - The current standard 1970:2012 should be marked clearly on the body of the hot water bottle.
The Manufacturer’s and/or Distributors mark - This should be marked clearly on the body of the hot water bottle, so that in the event of a serious defect with the product the manufacturer/distributor can be located.
That the hot water bottle comes with full instructions for use - This should be followed closely and kept for future reference.
It is also wise to check the following:
The date daisy - Look for the number in the centre of the daisy. This shows you the year in which the hot water bottle was produced.
That the stopper fits the hot water bottle correctly - Test the stopper by screwing it in and out of the bottle. It should be easy to fit and use.
We hope you find this guide helpful