It is important to follow these instructions carefully as overheating or inappropriate use may result in injury or fire.

Wheatbags are not recommended for people who may have reduced awareness of temperature or feeling in their skin e.g. Diabetics, people with nerve damage, or people with an impairment that prevents them from recognising they may be burnt. 

  • Do not use if the wheatbag smells or looks burnt. If it does smell or look burnt, allow to cool on a non-combustible surface and then throw away.
  • Do not leave wheatbag unattended in the microwave in case of fire.
  • To avoid burns, do not use directly on skin. Use a cover, clothing, or a towel between wheatbag and skin.
  • Always give the wheatbag a gentle shake to even out heat before use. If too hot, do not use straight away, allow the wheatbag to cool down first. If the wheatbag requires more heat, place in microwave for 10 second intervals until desired heat is reached. Do not heat wheatbag in microwave for more than two and a half minutes.
  • Do not use wheatbag on the same part of the body for more than five minutes continuously as continuous heat may burn.
  • Use with caution, wheatbags can burn skin when used incorrectly and particularly with the elderly and children.
  • Do not let children microwave wheatbags.
  • Always supervise children when using a wheatbag.
  • Microwave only, do not heat wheatbag in gas or electric ovens or on stovetops.
  • Place wheatbag flat in centre of microwave plate and ensure wheatbag is rotating freely.
  • It is not recommended to add oils or fragrances to the wheatbag as these may increase the risk of fire.
  • Do not ingest.
  • Do not use when wet.
  • Do not reheat until completely cold.
  • Do not put away into storage until completely cold.
  • Do not use under bedding as the wheatbag may catch fire.
  • Do not wash or soak your wheatbag. If fabric is dirty, wipe with a damp cloth.
  • Store wheatbag in a cool, dry place.