Hot water bottles are dangerous

We often hear about the danger, but is it completely true?

Sometimes whenever we mention to somebody that we are in the extra long hot water bottle business there are two responses.

Firstly, what is an extra long hot water bottle? Well, as you probably know it is an ordinary hot water bottle. Only longer!

Secondly, they may say something like, "wow hot water bottles are dangerous". Yes of course this is true. They CAN be dangerous.

The potential is always there for a burn, a spill or a scald. Leave it on your skin for a few seconds too long and an itchy red mark can appear. Here at Cuddly Comforts we would never dispute that. Which is why we take safety measures so seriously.

All of our bottles come with a link to the safety guide. On our website their are links to safety guides in different languages. Our outsourced team of specialist interpreters put them together to ensure warmth and safety across the Continent.

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Hot water bottles need to be respected

Hot water bottles can be dangerous but so can many things

The truth is that hot water bottles of all shapes and sizes have the potential to be dangerous. However, a kitchen knife has the potential to be dangerous.

You can slice your finger just as easily as slicing a piece of nice juicy melon! But when was the last time somebody perused your new fitted kitchen and said, "I love it, but that block of knives is pretty dangerous".

Knives can be dangerous

Same as your brand spanking new Honda, Audi or Ferrari. The shiny coat of paint, fast accelerator speeds and alloy wheels all get the thumbs up.

But nobody looks over the car, sitting pretty on the drive, and expresses concern that you might use it to run over a neighbour.

Therefore, lots of things can be dangerous if you don't use them properly. Bleach, paint, power tools, a lawnmower. The list goes on.

Don't burn yourself with a hot water bottle

As outlined in the safety guide the key is to remain safe and diligent at all times. Old, worn out hot water bottles are bound to cause issues. Not filling them correctly can be hazardous. Always dispose and replace bottles with damage, visible wear and tear or holes.

Before snuggling up for the night, check, shake and ensure correct filling measurements are adhered to. Boiling water is potentially harmful. Nobody wants boils, burns or blisters.

You want warm feet and toasty fingers! Look forward to trips to restaurants, pubs, outdoor venues. Not a trip to accident and emergency.

As the lockdown eased many managers in the catering industry turned to the trusty hot water bottle. Along with blankets and coats they have provided warmth for people sitting outside and eating.

So, yes, extra long hot water bottles CAN BE DANGEROUS. But they don't need to be.


Gracias a Marilyn Flores por la traducción.

Por favor lea el texto siguiente: La seguridad es lo primero

Aquí en Cuddly Comforts nos tomamos muy en serio la seguridad, por lo que le recomendamos que lea esta guía simple para asegurarse de que su botella de agua caliente lo mantenga cálido, acogedor y seguro. Proporcionan calidez y te hacen sentir cómodo de forma segura.

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Safety guide for your extra long hot water bottle

Please Read: Safety First

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Here at Cuddly Comforts we take safety very seriously, which is why we strongly recommend you read through this brief guide to ensure your hot water bottle keeps you warm and cozy – and safe.

Now you’ve received your bottle, hopefully it smells great and you can feel the quality. Keep scrolling down for for a very brief guide on how to enjoy your extra long hot water bottle safely.

Heat the water by your preferred method. We use a kettle, but the choice is very much your own. Either flick the kettle off before it boils or leave it to stand and settle for a few minutes before pouring, to avoid getting burns or scalds (nobody wants a burned hand).

Filling up an extra long hot water bottle

Slowly does it when filling the bottle. Nice and easy. Remember, it’s big so no need to fill it full to the top. Two thirds of the way up is plenty.

Slide the bottom of the hot water bottle on to a flat surface until the water appears near the opening. Gently expel all the air.

Ensure the screw top is sufficiently tightened to guard against any water leaks. As cuddly as your hot water bottle is, don’t lie on top of it or increase any kind of pressure on the body. Even though it’s made to the highest safety standards, if the weight is too much, it might burst!

Exercise caution if you have sensitive skin, if a child or elderly person is using the hot water bottle. We want you warm, not hurt.

Hot Water Bottles from Cuddly Comforts

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