Hot Water Temperature Indicators
Avoid scald burns with a device that can accurately and easily measure the temperature of hot water.
Excessively hot water causes thousands of scalding accidents each year, many of them to children. For young and old alike, the task of making sure that water is at a suitable temperature is not always easy. Extra precautions need to be taken by parents to ensure that their children do not get scalded by hot water. Due to children’s thin skin, hot water can burn them more deeply and at lower temperatures. In 2002, according to the United States Department of Health, 22,600 children under the age of 15 were treated in hospital emergency rooms for scald burns.
Hot Water Can Burn Like Fire
Many jurisdictions and government agencies are increasing their constituents’ awareness about the dangers of tap water that is too hot. The message is being spread through educational programs and complete safety protocols.
MATC manufactures an inexpensive, accurate * tool to help communicate the message and create a solution for the dangers of too hot tap water. Hot water tanks all have thermostats but very few have thermometers. It is crucial that the temperature of the hot water is set correctly. Factory setting on most hot water tanks is 60C. At this temperature, a serious scald will result in a second.
Too Hot for Tots!
Burns are a leading cause of injury for children under the age of five. Each year, BC Children’s Hospital cares for as many as 280 children who have suffered a burn and over 550 hospital visits are required following the initial injury, for burn treatment and reconstructive surgery. The treatment is painful and prolonged, often resulting in long term consequences for the child such as disfigurement, physical disability, and emotional dysfunction. Sadly, the majority of these injuries could have been prevented through awareness and education.
Most of these injuries happen in the home – the kitchen, bathroom or family room where safety measures can be taken. Scalds from hot liquids such as tea and coffee, hot tap water and hot surfaces are the most common causes of burns for young children – not fire, as many parents believe.
Young children are curious and move quickly and because a child’s skin is thinner than an adults, their skin burns more quickly and deeply. Burns and scalds happen when young children reach for hot liquid on the table, play in the bathtub unsupervised or crawl up to the fireplace to touch the glass because they are attracted by the flame. *
This card is integral to the education process designed for parents.
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There is not enough information on the card to educate the public (educators and parents) about
1) How to safely lower hot water DELIVERY temperature. People find this confusing
2) The card is to be used to test the temperature of the hot water that comes from the taps, NOT the child's bath water.
3) Lowering the hot water delivery temperature will reduce the SEVERITY of a scald, it will not PREVENT a scald.
Product summary information:
With the Hot Water Temperature Indicator developed by Measurement and Technology Company, it is now easy to measure the temperature of hot water to help prevent problems before they happen. Simply turn on the hot water tap and let it run for 2 minutes. Next, fill a cup with hot water from the tap and put the MATC Hot Water Temperature Indicator card into the cup of hot water. Watch the Liquid Crystal strip for a number. Look at the highest number and if the number is above 49 degrees Celsius (120 degrees Fahrenheit) your water could burn and this means that you must lower your water heater thermostat to 49 degrees Celsius (120 degrees Fahrenheit).
The MATC Hot Water Temperature Indicators will remain active and accurate for a period of 5 years or more, providing literally thousands of positive impressions for your company in the future.
Custom Configurations Available:
MATC’s Hot Water Temperature Indicators, as with all items in the MATC Encapsulated Liquid Crystal product line, can be custom printed or die-cut into any shape to create a high impact promotional or premium item tailored to suit individual customer requirements. At the Measurement and Technology Company, we welcome your own unique ideas. Custom product innovations utilizing our comprehensive liquid crystal technology are always an exciting challenge!
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