Thermo-Pad compared to other products

Compared with other Heating Pads

THERMO-PAD

* does not require external heat to use
* heats to a safe preset temperature
* completely portable, use it anywhere

GEL PACKS

* must be preheated
* may be overheated and cause burns
* requires heat source to operate

THERMO-PAD

* may be used with moist or dry towel
* heats instantly
* safe preset temperature
* portable
* easily cleaned or sterilized

MICROWAVE BEAN BAGS

* may mold if it gets wet
* requires preheating
* may be overheated and cause burns
* HEALTH CANADA WARNING
* difficult to clean or sterilize

THERMO-PAD

* contains a safe food grade salt
* re-usable for a low cost per use
* heats to a safe preset temperature

INSTANT CHEMICAL PACKS

* may contain dangerous chemicals
* disposable – high cost per use
* no temperature control – may cause burns

THERMO-PAD

* no preparation required
* temperature controlled
* long lasting heat

HOT WATER BOTTLES

* requires hot water
* may be too hot and cause burns
* begins cooling quite soon

THERMO-PAD

* non electric, no risk of shocks
* used safely with wet covers
* cools in time – safe to sleep on
* portable

ELECTRIC HEATING PADS

* electric, may cause shocks
* unsafe with wet covers
* may cause burns with extended use
* SAFETY ADVISORY BULLETIN

THERMO-PAD

* heats instantly
* safe preset temperature
* provides constant temperature with a
single layer of towel
* lightweight
* easy to sterilize vinyl cover

SILICA HOT PACKS

* must be preheated in hot water
* high temperature may cause burns
* requires expensive insulatedcover
* heavy
* canvas cover can breed bacteria

THERMO-PAD

* Use hundreds of times – low cost per use
* heats instantly
* always heats to the same temperature

AIR ACTIVATED HEAT PACKS

* $3.00 to $5.00 per use
* up to 30 minutes to reach full temperature
* old stock may not achieve full temperature
* can cause burns if left on too long