Experts have urged people to check their hot water bottles before filling them up to make sure they won't be a danger. Many people will be opting for these budget-friendly heating devices this winter as the cost of living continues to rise.
But it's important to know that they contain a 'hidden' code, which indicates when it was made and how safe it will be to use.
Old hot water bottles are more likely to be damaged and rip open when they come into contact with boiling water. This can cause serious injuries as then it can spill over you or your children, Hull Live reports.
Consumer expert Alice Beer appeared on This Morning this week to explain the system and why it is important. She said she had been contacted by a parent whose child suffered third-degree burns after her hot water bottle had burst as hospitals say it is a regular occurrence.Read more on dailyrecord.co.uk