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Wheat Bags Original Rectangle Heat Pack with 2 Disposable Covers

4.5 out of 5
7 Reviews

UK Made

BS8433 : 2004

Natural Filling

Description

Wheat Bags Hospital Use Rectangle Heat Pack for Pain Relief comes with a free disposable cover making it perfect for hospital patients seeking pain relief or general comfort and warmth.

  • Designed for use in hospitals where you need a clean fresh heat pack to use during your stay.
  • Comes with 1 disposable cover.
  • Conforms to BS8433 Safety standards.
  • Size 47cm x 12cm (18.5" x 4.5").
  • Internal stitch line holds wheat in place.
  • CE approved wheat.
  • A safer alternative to the hot water bottle.
  • British Made.
  • Trusted WheatyBags® brand.

This Original design is one of our most versatile products and this combined with our adjustments to the fabric for the hospital pack make this item ideal for patients. Once the patient leaves the item can be kept by them or thrown away, such is the disposable nature of the item and ensuring that the product, when in use in hospital remains clean and robust for repeated use.

Heat loss During Testing When heated to the recommended guidelines (at 1000w), we tested the product fully and found the following:

  •     The Original heat pack reached a maximum heat of 60 degrees which is a lovely comfortable warmth.
  •     The product retained a useful heat for almost 2 hours depending on the conditions of use.
  •     After 1 heating cycle and 2 hours of continual use, this microwave heat pack had only lost 30% of its peak temperature heat, which is excellent in terms of heat loss after warming in the microwave.

Reviews

Really useful heat pads - we have been using these pads alongside their disposal covers in the hospital grade fabric. They are very much appreciated by our patients and a useful addition to our non-pharmacological pain management interventions.
By Hospicenorth (Apr 2017)
wheat bags to the rescue! - I am absolutely delighted with the wheat bags- had to replace mine in a hurry as my previous ones were accidentally destroyed. Perfect for the job and the speed with which they arrived was better than promised. Thank you so much.
By busy lizzie (Feb 2014)
Great comfort to pulled muscles - Posted very promptly, great communication. Needed the Wheaty Bag for my neck and has solved the problem.
By Fifi (Nov 2013)
Wheat bags - Delivery was very good and the product also did a good job.
By Paul (May 2013)
Great Wheat bag - This bag does what is ways on the box, what is so good is that the wheat is split into three so that it does not all go down one end like most other bags. Ideal for my husband who recently had a wrist Op and needed hot and cold packs on his wrist to enable more movement.
By Daphne Allen (Dec 2012)
My wife found the Original Hospital Heat Pack agreat help in easing her back pain. - Great product, easy to use and almost instantly ready with less than two minutes in the microwave.
By Bugalugs (Oct 2012)

Instructions

MAXIMUM MICROWAVE HEATING TIMES FOR THIS PRODUCT:

600w - 750w RATING - 2 MINUTES
800w - 1000w RATING - 1.5 MINUTES

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS: Please take care heating this wheat filled product and be careful not to burn the contents inside. If you smell a burnt smell, the heat pack is best thrown away and a new one purchased.

  • Remove all tags and ensure the product is clean and dry before use.
  • Use the maximum heating guide (below) to determine the correct heating times.
  • Ensure all grilling / browning facilities are turned off and do not place near a direct heat source.
  • When first heated, the product will feel damp though this is quite normal and will stop after a few uses.
  • After this time we recommend placing a small cup of water in the microwave when heating.

In order to comply with BS8433:2004 we are obliged to tell you of the following.

  • WARNING - THIS PRODUCT CAN CAUSE BURNS.
  • AVOID PROLONGED DIRECT CONTACT WITH THE SKIN.
  • TAKE CARE WHEN REMOVING FROM THE MICROWAVE OVEN.
  • DO NOT INGEST CONTENTS.
  • DO NOT OVERHEAT.
  • FOR MICROWAVE USE ONLY.
  • HEATED PRODUCTS SHOULD NOT BE GIVEN TO CHILDREN.

MAXIMUM HEATING (AND CHILLING) TIMES FOR THE PRODUCT ARE ATTACHED TO THE PRODUCT BY SEWN-ON LABEL AND CARD SWING TAG WHICH SHOULD BE RETAINED FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.

  • ONLY REHEAT FROM ROOM TEMPERATURE.
  • DO NOT FOLD ITEM IN HALF TO HEAT.
  • HEAT WITHOUT REMOVABLE COVERS IF SUPPLIED WITH THIS ITEM.
  • SURFACE CLEAN WITH A DAMP CLOTH.

  CARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Do not wash the heat pack with the wheat inside.
  • Only clean this part with a damp cloth.
  • Optional removable covers if available for this product can be removed and cleaned in accordance with the washing instructions label on the cover.
  • Asthma Sufferers should be aware this product contains wheatgerm.
  • In the event of overheating, let the item stand in a safe place and do not touch until cooled.
  • Dispose of in the normal household waste if worn or damaged.
  • Store in a cool dry place.
  • Ensure that the microwave turntable can rotate freely.

Removable Covers

If you purchase this Product with the option for "Removable Cover" for cleaning, the outer removable cover will be supplied in the fabric and colour of your choice.  The inner pack will be manufactured from a fabric and colour of our choice depending on supplies available at the time of manufacture (usually our natural value cotton fabric depending on the product).

Cleaning with removable cover option (where appropriate):

  • Remove the Inner Product from the outer fabric cover.
  • Do not wash or get the Inner Product contents wet.
  • Warm hand or delicate machine wash max. 40 degrees.
  • Wash with like colours or seperately by hand in warm water.
  • For best results, lay flat on a suitable surface to air-dry.

Cleaning without removable cover option:

  • Use a damp cloth or sponge to hand clean the Outer Product Fabric.
  • Do not get the inner contents wet.
  • Air dry before using the product.

FAQs

Can this heat pack be used in all hospitals ?

We have called this heat pack a "Hospital" Heat Pack simply as the use in hospitals was inspired by a Hospirce that asked us to develop a pack for them to use with their own patients.  There is no national approval here so, although our product does meet the safety standard BS8433 : 2004, we always recommend that you ask if the hospital or hospice is happy to warm these products in their own microwave first as it will be their choice.

Can I use this heat pack when I suffer from a medical condition in hospital or at home ?

We have to ask that you ask your own doctor if the use of heat through a wheat filled heat pack is suitable for your own pain relief management.  We make no claims medically as we are not doctors but we have been manufacturing wheat filled heat packs for many years now and have them all safety tested and approved for use generally.  You must check if a hot or cold pack is ok to use with your doctor if you are unsure.

How long should the heat pack be put into the microwave ?

Please click on the “Instructions” tab within this product for heating and cooling instructions.

Is it normal that my heat pack feels damp when microwaving ?

When you first microwave the heat pack the wheat inside may feel damp. This will subside after a few times and is quite normal.  Do not overheat the wheat bag to attempt to dry it out as the product will dry off naturally after a few uses.

What happens if I microwave the heat pack for too long ?

Please be very careful not to overheat the heat pack.  If overheated they can catch fire which is very dangerous.  If overheating occurs, remove from the microwave and put in a safe place while it cools.  Do not use again until the product has returned to room temperature.  If it is giving off a burnt smell, please throw away the product being careful that the product is not burning. A replacement product would then have to be purchased.

How do I chill the Wheat bag in the freezer ?

First wrap the pack in a plastic bag and ensure that it is closed up.  Place the bag in the freezer and allow to chill for about 3 to 4 hours. Remove from the plastic bag and use as you require. If you are experiencing any discomfort from the chilled bag then stop using immediately.

Can I wash my Heat Pack ?

No. Do not place the full wheat bag in the washing machine or get the wheat inside wet as it can be damaging to the product. It is advised that you surface clean with a damp cloth or sponge to clean the product.  If the product becomes wet then it needs to be dried out before the wheat inside germinates and we suggest placing the product in a warm room to dry at room temperature. If the wheat inside does germinate then we do not recommend that you use the wheat bag.

Is it possible to warm the heat pack by any way other than microwave ?

No.  Our heat packs are designed to be exclusively heated in a microwave. Any other form of heating could be damaging to the product and also dangerous. Please always follow the guidelines provided with your product.

Are these heat packs suitable for young children ?

No.  We do not recommend that heat packs are given the very young children under the age of 3 years old.  Adult supervision should always be provided with a child over this age and should only every be heated by an adult with great care.

Can this heat pack be used in all hospitals ?

We have called this heat pack a "Hospital" Heat Pack simply as the use in hospitals was inspired by a Hospirce that asked us to develop a pack for them to use with their own patients.  There is no national approval here so, although our product does meet the safety standard BS8433 : 2004, we always recommend that you ask if the hospital or hospice is happy to warm these products in their own microwave first as it will be their choice.

Can I use this heat pack when I suffer from a medical condition in hospital or at home ?

We have to ask that you ask your own doctor if the use of heat through a wheat filled heat pack is suitable for your own pain relief management.  We make no claims medically as we are not doctors but we have been manufacturing wheat filled heat packs for many years now and have them all safety tested and approved for use generally.  You must check if a hot or cold pack is ok to use with your doctor if you are unsure.

How long should the heat pack be put into the microwave ?

Please click on the “Instructions” tab within this product for heating and cooling instructions.

Is it normal that my heat pack feels damp when microwaving ?

When you first microwave the heat pack the wheat inside may feel damp. This will subside after a few times and is quite normal.  Do not overheat the wheat bag to attempt to dry it out as the product will dry off naturally after a few uses.

What happens if I microwave the heat pack for too long ?

Please be very careful not to overheat the heat pack.  If overheated they can catch fire which is very dangerous.  If overheating occurs, remove from the microwave and put in a safe place while it cools.  Do not use again until the product has returned to room temperature.  If it is giving off a burnt smell, please throw away the product being careful that the product is not burning. A replacement product would then have to be purchased.

How do I chill the Wheat bag in the freezer ?

First wrap the pack in a plastic bag and ensure that it is closed up.  Place the bag in the freezer and allow to chill for about 3 to 4 hours. Remove from the plastic bag and use as you require. If you are experiencing any discomfort from the chilled bag then stop using immediately.

Can I wash my Heat Pack ?

No. Do not place the full wheat bag in the washing machine or get the wheat inside wet as it can be damaging to the product. It is advised that you surface clean with a damp cloth or sponge to clean the product.  If the product becomes wet then it needs to be dried out before the wheat inside germinates and we suggest placing the product in a warm room to dry at room temperature. If the wheat inside does germinate then we do not recommend that you use the wheat bag.

Is it possible to warm the heat pack by any way other than microwave ?

No.  Our heat packs are designed to be exclusively heated in a microwave. Any other form of heating could be damaging to the product and also dangerous. Please always follow the guidelines provided with your product.

Are these heat packs suitable for young children ?

No.  We do not recommend that heat packs are given the very young children under the age of 3 years old.  Adult supervision should always be provided with a child over this age and should only every be heated by an adult with great care.

Can this heat pack be used in all hospitals ?

We have called this heat pack a "Hospital" Heat Pack simply as the use in hospitals was inspired by a Hospirce that asked us to develop a pack for them to use with their own patients.  There is no national approval here so, although our product does meet the safety standard BS8433 : 2004, we always recommend that you ask if the hospital or hospice is happy to warm these products in their own microwave first as it will be their choice.

Can I use this heat pack when I suffer from a medical condition in hospital or at home ?

We have to ask that you ask your own doctor if the use of heat through a wheat filled heat pack is suitable for your own pain relief management.  We make no claims medically as we are not doctors but we have been manufacturing wheat filled heat packs for many years now and have them all safety tested and approved for use generally.  You must check if a hot or cold pack is ok to use with your doctor if you are unsure.

How long should the heat pack be put into the microwave ?

Please click on the “Instructions” tab within this product for heating and cooling instructions.

Is it normal that my heat pack feels damp when microwaving ?

When you first microwave the heat pack the wheat inside may feel damp. This will subside after a few times and is quite normal.  Do not overheat the wheat bag to attempt to dry it out as the product will dry off naturally after a few uses.

What happens if I microwave the heat pack for too long ?

Please be very careful not to overheat the heat pack.  If overheated they can catch fire which is very dangerous.  If overheating occurs, remove from the microwave and put in a safe place while it cools.  Do not use again until the product has returned to room temperature.  If it is giving off a burnt smell, please throw away the product being careful that the product is not burning. A replacement product would then have to be purchased.

How do I chill the Wheat bag in the freezer ?

First wrap the pack in a plastic bag and ensure that it is closed up.  Place the bag in the freezer and allow to chill for about 3 to 4 hours. Remove from the plastic bag and use as you require. If you are experiencing any discomfort from the chilled bag then stop using immediately.

Can I wash my Heat Pack ?

No. Do not place the full wheat bag in the washing machine or get the wheat inside wet as it can be damaging to the product. It is advised that you surface clean with a damp cloth or sponge to clean the product.  If the product becomes wet then it needs to be dried out before the wheat inside germinates and we suggest placing the product in a warm room to dry at room temperature. If the wheat inside does germinate then we do not recommend that you use the wheat bag.

Is it possible to warm the heat pack by any way other than microwave ?

No.  Our heat packs are designed to be exclusively heated in a microwave. Any other form of heating could be damaging to the product and also dangerous. Please always follow the guidelines provided with your product.

Are these heat packs suitable for young children ?

No.  We do not recommend that heat packs are given the very young children under the age of 3 years old.  Adult supervision should always be provided with a child over this age and should only every be heated by an adult with great care.

Shipping

The information below is for guidance. Actual delivery costs and dates depend on the delivery address, weight and time your order is placed. Cut-off time for Overnight Orders is 12 noon.

Price Method Manufacture Time Delivery Time Est. Delivery Date
£2.95 Royal Mail - 2nd Class 1-3 Days 2-4 Days Fri 29 Mar - Thu 4 Apr
£6.98 Royal Mail - 1st Class 1-3 Days 1-3 Days Thu 28 Mar - Wed 3 Apr
£10.36 Courier - Economy (M-F Pre 6pm) 1-3 Days 2-3 Days Fri 29 Mar - Wed 3 Apr
£12.95 Royal Mail - Special Delivery (Pre 1pm) Same Day Next Working Day Wed 27 Mar
£13.36 Courier - Overnight (M-F Pre 6pm) 1-3 Days 1-2 Days Thu 28 Mar - Tue 2 Apr
£14.95 Royal Mail - Special Delivery (Saturday Pre 1pm) Monday This Saturday Sat 30 Mar
£24.95 Royal Mail - Special Delivery (Pre 9am) Same Day Next Working Day Wed 27 Mar
£29.95 Courier - Economy (M-F Pre 6pm) 1-3 Days 2-4 Days Fri 29 Mar - Thu 4 Apr
£34.96 Royal Mail - Special Delivery (Saturday Pre 9am) Monday This Saturday Sat 30 Mar

More Information

Availability Available to Order
Despatch Priority Made to Order 1-2 Days (Overnight Delivery Available)
Brand WheatyBags
Filling Wheat
Weight 760 g
Approximate Dimensions 15cm x 47cm x 2.5cm
Country of Origin United Kingdom
SKU FGWHE032

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