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Hot Water Bottle

  • 14-12-2022 12:53pm
    Registered Users Posts: 9,659 ✭✭✭

    I'm not sure where to post this?

    I bought a hot water bottle in SuperValu yesterday for the first time in about forty years lol.

    Now, I don't know if it's a legal thing in Ireland/EU or just a recommendation but the advice is that hot water bottles should not be used after 2-3 years as the rubber deteriorates etc.

    When I checked the manufacture date on mine I see it was actually made in 2011.

    I suppose my question to somebody with a knowledge of rubber is does the deterioration begin as soon as it's manufactured or after it starts being used?

    If it's the former I'll just return it but I was looking forward to a warm bed 😔

    Google didn't really help me with a definitive answer.


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,446 ✭✭✭✭zell12

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,659 ✭✭✭thesandeman

    Feckers must have had them sitting in the store room since the 2010 big freeze 😡

    I wonder if it's a health and safety issue.

  • Registered Users Posts: 22,446 ✭✭✭✭zell12


  • Registered Users Posts: 567 ✭✭✭shane b

    I would say its after it starts being used, being in contact with hot to cold liquid would have a bearing on product life.

    I got scolded by a hot water bottle that burst earlier this year. Soaked the bed too. I noticed a few nights before this incident that there were little black specs in the water when i emptied it, which was possibly the inside lining deteriorating.

    Ive since told my wife its a "hot water" bottle not a "boiling Water" bottle, but to her its too cold unless its boiling water.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,761 ✭✭✭Odelay

    Read the article, it’s from manufacture.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,979 ✭✭✭Caranica

    Rechargeable (electric) hot water bottles are the way to go. About 20 euro to purchase but totally worth it!

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,496 ✭✭✭Furze99

    Used to have metal or ceramic hot water bottles years ago, maybe you can still get them.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,558 ✭✭✭Breezy_

    My Pappy told me years ago you could have a hot water bottle for 10+ years and no bother with it.

    Now they are made to leak. Same with everything. Shouldn't be allowed. Easy to stop, but powers that be are paid to do nothing.