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People are losing their minds after discovering the meaning behind the symbol on hot water bottles

Friday, 08/03/2024, 17:29 (GMT+7)

People went crazy after learning the meaning of the flower symbol on hot water bottles.

On Facebook, a mother, who goes by Kaylee Whormsley, shared a picture on this platform. The post quickly went viral on social media and gained attention from viewers. 

A woman urged users to check their old hot water bottles in a viral post on social media

The post was originally posted in 2022; however, it went viral again after a user shared it on Reddit.

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People are just learning what the flower-shaped symbol on hot water bottles means. Image Credits: Facebook/Kaylee Staniforth

In the post, a Facebook user named Kaylee Whormsley, from North Wales, urged people to check their old hot water bottles after watching a clip from This Morning posted on Facebook.

Kaylee explained the meaning behind the symbol on hot water bottles

In her viral post, Kaylee explains that the flower symbol on each bottle will tell you the year you purchased it and the month and week it was produced to help you determine if you should use it and for how long.

In her viral post, Kaylee explains that the flower symbol on each bottle will indicate the year of purchase as well as the month and week of production. This information can help you determine whether you should continue using it and for how long.

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In the post that went viral on social media, Facebook user Kaylee Whormsley urged people to check the purchase date. Image Credits: Image Credits: Facebook/Kaylee Staniforth

Beginning the post, she stated, Check your hot water bottles for when they were made!

Additionally, she explained that people should discard the device after three years.

She went on to mention that she came across this information on This Morning and that she thought she'd share it online, due to hot water bottles' popularity in the wake of the cost of living crisis. 

"All hot water bottles should have this flower symbol on them. The number in the middle is the year it was made; the flower segments represent the 12 months of the year and the dots inside those represent the number of weeks," she explains.

She took a picture of the bottle to illustrate and explained that it originated in the first week of June 2019 and emphasized the necessity for its replacement.

Water heaters have a recommended lifespan of two to three years; after that, you should replace them to ensure optimal functionality and safety.

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many people were unaware of the meaning behind the flower-shaped symbol that appears on hot water bottles. Image Credits: Facebook/Kaylee Staniforth

If your bottle doesn't have this symbol, it's probably old and should be thrown away. If you don't throw it away, you could be at risk of having it put in your belly by a high school girl and burning your health.

She explained: "So this one was made the 1st week in June 2019. You’re only meant to keep them for MAX 3 years and then replace them as they aren’t safe anymore (it looks like I need to get a new one; I thought this was fine too).

If your hot water bottle doesn’t have this symbol, get rid of it asap, as it means it’s that old!"

In the post, she added: "A lady shared with This Morning her daughter's 3rd-degree burns because hers was out of date and split while she had it on her belly."

In the comment selection, many users express their gratitude for Kelly's warning. 

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In the comment selection, everyone thanks Kelly for the warning. Image Credits: Facebook/Kaylee Staniforth

One person said: Had mine for years. Just check the quality of the rubber! And the young ones say it was us who killed the planet. 

A second wrote: No, we are the generation who didnt just throw something away because a flower told us. We put our eggs in water; sniff our milk and darn our clothes.

While a third commented: Why a code. Why not just a use by or a simple "discard after 3 years of use" written on it in plain English.

Another added: Think it depends on how much you use/quality of hot water bottle. Mine burst after 2 years.

Throw away after 3 years what a con my hot water bottle is 14 years old and is in perfect condition. Some one else said.