1. Never use boiling hot water. 2. Do not fill the hot-water bottle more than two thirds full. 3. Do not overfill as this might cause the bottle to burst. 4. Hold the bottle by the neck in an upright position and fill slowly to avoid hot water splashing back. 5. Please fill the water in slowly in order to avoid hot water splashes. 6. After filling the bottle, carefully press the air out until the water is visible in the opening. 7. Close the hot-water bottle carefully. 8. Screw the stopper sufficiently tight to ensure that there is no leakage. Finger- tight should be adequate. 9. Make sure that there is no water left in the funnel of the bottle after it was closed. 10. Do not fill the hot-water bottle with hot water directly from the tap as this may deteriorate the quality of the product. 11. Drain after use. Store with the plug open in a cool, dry and dark place. Keep away from direct sunlight. Do not lay any object on the bottle. 12. Keep the hot-water bottle away from hot surfaces. 13. Avoid contact of the hot- water bottle with oil and grease. 14. Do not sit in the bottle and do not use it as a cushion. 15. If there is a possibility that prolonged contact with the skin could occur, an adequate cover should be used to prevent burns. 16. Check the bottle and the plug for damages and wear on a regular basis. 17. PLEASE KEEP THESE INSTRUCTIONS! The smell of the hot-water bottle is due to the manufacturing process and will vanish when it is aired.