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Rise in use of hot water bottles could be causing high rates of burns cases


Added 11-10-19 10:36:02pm EST - “Victims can be scarred for life when bottles burst open or are left against the skin for too long. Sophie Mason, 29, from near Lincoln, told how her veins collapsed collapsed due to a hot water bottle splitting.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Rise in use of hot water bottles may be upping rates of burns cases”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Victims can be scarred for life when bottles leak or burst open. Sophie Mason (pictured), told how her veins collapsed after one split on her

The rising popularity of hot water bottles may be causing high rates of burns cases, doctors warned yesterday.

Victims can be scarred for life when bottles leak or burst open or are left against the skin for too long.

Sales of the bottles – around a million a year – are thought to be at their highest levels since the 1960s as households try to save on heating.

Doctors from the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital analysed data for hot water bottle injuries from January 2017 to March 2018. 

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