INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Vicks Digital Thermometer

Vicks Digital Thermometer
Model : V900F/V901F

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Thank you for purchasing the VICKS® Digital Thermometer, a professionally accurate instrument for faster and easier temperature taking. Please read these instructions carefully to ensure accurate temperatures and safe operation. When used properly, this high quality product will give you years of accurate, dependable service.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

  • High, prolonged fever requires medical attention especially for young children. Please contact your physician.
  • Do not allow children to take their temperatures unattended.
  • Do not allow children to walk or run during temperature taking.

If you have any questions or comments about the VICKS® Digital Thermometer, call our toll-free Consumer Service Line: 1-800-477-0457.

TEMPERATURE READINGS

Temperature readings vary from person to person. Although there is no one “normal” temperature reading, a temperature, taken orally, ranging between 97°F and 100°F is considered normal. A rectal temperature is generally 1° higher and an underarm (axillary) temperature will be 1° lower.

The best method to determine your own normal temperature is to use the thermometer when you are feeling well. Record your reading twice a day (early morning and late afternoon). Take the average of the two temperatures. This is considered your normal body temperature. Any variation from it may indicate some sort of illness and you should consult your physician.

BEFORE USE

Your VICKS® Digital Thermometer is a 3-in-1 thermometer for oral, rectal, or underarm use. Whichever method is used, it is recommended that for 15 minutes prior to use, avoid eating or drinking any liquids, exercising, taking showers or baths, or smoking.

PROBE COVERS

PROBE COVERS

Disposable probe covers are provided with your VICKS® Digital Thermometer. Place a cover on the probe tip each time the thermometer is used to help prevent contamination. Additional probe covers can be purchased at most drug stores or pharmacy departments.

OPERATING YOUR VICKS® DIGITAL THERMOMETER

TURNING UNIT ON

TURNING NE UNIT ON

1.Turn unit on by pressing the on/off button (figure 1).

2. Wait for unit to get ready

  • A beep will sound and the [display will show a test (Fig. 2) for about 2 seconds.
  • When me thermometer starts to measure. The display shows” – – – ” if temperature is lower than 90ºF (Fig. 3).

ORAL USE

ORAL USE
  1. It is suggested to use a probe cover for Oral Use. Discard the probe cover after taking a temperature
  2. it is important to place the tip of the thermometer well under the tongue to get a good, accurate reading. (Hp. 4) Plane Sensor lip in areas marked with ‘a’ Keep mouth cooed and sit still to help ensure an accurate measurement
  3. When the peak temperature is reached (usually 60 seconds), 10 beep signal will sound and the “°F” sign will stop flashing. The temperature is now ready to read and will not change when the thermometer is removed.
  4. Turn the thermometer off by pressing the On/Off button. If you forget to turn it off, the thermometer will automatically turn off after approximately 10 minutes.
  5. Dispose of used probe cover and wash the thermometer as recommended.

UNDER-THE-ARM (AXILLARY) USE

This method is used for babies and young children but more difficult to get an accurate reading.

UNDER-THE-ARM
  1. Wipe the underarm with a towel.
  2. Place the probe tip under the arm so the tip is touching the skin and position your arm next to your body (Fig. 5). With a young child, it is sometimes helpful to hug the child to keep their arm next to their body. This ensures that the room air does not affect the reading.
  3. When the peak temperature is reached (usually 25-30 seconds but sometimes longer for this method), 10 beep signal will sound and the “°F” sign will stop flashing. The temperature is now ready to read and will not change when the thermometer is removed.
    Remember that this method produces a temperature 1° lower than a temperature taken orally.
  4. Turn the thermometer off by pressing the On/Off button. If you forget to turn it off, the thermometer will automatically turn off after approximately 10 minutes.
  5. wash the thermometer as recommended.

RECTAL USE

Commonly used for babies, young children, or when it is difficult to take an oral or underarm temperature.

  1. Cover the thermometer’s tip with a probe cover and lubricate with a water-soluble jelly for easier insertion. Do not use a petroleum jelly. Read the label of the lubricant to be sure you are using the right kind.
  2. Lay the patient on his/her side. If the patient is an infant, the proper position for a baby is to lay on its stomach with legs hanging down, either across your knees or at the edge of a bed or changing table. This positions the infant’s rectum for safe and easy insertion of the thermometer.
  3. Gently insert the tip of the thermometer NO MORE THAN 1/2 inch into the rectum. If you detect resistance, stop. Hold the thermometer in place during measurement.
  4. When the peak temperature is reached (usually 60 seconds) a beep signal will sound and the “°F” sign will stop flashing. The temperature is now ready to read and will not change when the thermometer is removed. Note: this method produces a temperature 1° higher than a temperature taken orally.
  5. Turn the thermometer off by pressing the On/Off button. If you forget to turn it off, the thermometer will automatically turn off after approximately 10 minutes.
  6. Dispose of used probe cover and wash the thermometer as recommended.

TO RECALL THE LAST TEMPERATURE

When the thermometer is turned on, continue to hold the button down approximately 2 seconds. The last measured temperature will be shown in the LCD display with the letter “M” shown under the degree sign for approximately 3 seconds.

CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS

  • Clean the thermometer by washing with soap and warm water or rubbing alcohol (70% isopropyl alcohol).
  • Wipe dry with soft cloth.
  • DO NOT BOIL OR CLEAN IN DISHWASHER. This will cause the thermometer to no longer function and will void the warranty.
  • Do not wash the unit with any thinner or chemical solvent.

CHANGING THE BATTERIES

The VICKS® Digital Thermometer features a long life, mercury free battery. When the “\/” appears in the lower right of the display, the battery is exhausted and needs replacing.

  1. Slide the battery cap away from the unit and carefully remove the battery with a non-metallic pointed instrument.
  2. Replace the battery with a 1.55V, L41 alkaline or SR41 silver oxide type or equivalent. Insert the new battery with the positive (+) side facing the display side of the unit.
  3. Carefully slide the battery cap back into place, making sure that the cap is secure to protect the battery compartment from moisture.
  4. Properly discard the old battery. Keep out of reach of young children, elderly and pets.

SPECIFICATIONS:

Battery Life: more than 200 hours of continuous operation.
Accuracy in waterbath: +/-0.2°F between 96.0-107.0°F at room temperature of 71°F.
Temperature Range: 89.6-109.2°F. If less than 89.6°F an “Lo” is displayed.
Beeper: Unit will beep for approximately 8 seconds when peak temperature is reached.

LIFETIME WARRANTY
Your VICKS® ComfortFlex™ Digital Thermometer is durable and manufactured for a lifetime of normal, household use. Following directions carefully will ensure years of dependable operation. If for any reason (other than misuse or normal battery replacement) you are dissatisfied with your VICKS® ComfortFlex™ Digital Thermometer, we will repair or replace it, at our option, free during your lifetime.

If the thermometer does not function properly, first check the battery. Replace if necessary. If repair is necessary call our Consumer Relations Department

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5 Comments

  1. Subject: Vicks (Kaz) digital thermometer model #V901F. I bought it some years ago for my ill wife. Several months after she died, I went to remove the battery for V901F’s long-term storage, but found it had already leaked. So, I cleaned the battery compartment as best I could and put away the V901F untested, as that was my only battery. Now, to monitor myself for COVID-19, I installed a new battery (392) and found that the on/off switch has failed. The display (- – -) appears and I can get a credible reading that stabilizes within a minute. Although the switch doesn’t work, the device eventually shuts itself off. I’m able to revive it only by removing the battery and returning it after a few-minutes (for a ‘re-boot’?). That restores the display and again allows a reading, but the on/off switch still doesn’t work. If I could clean the switch contacts, the device might be more usable, but I don’t know how to open the case without damage.
    I have a question: Where can I get instructions on how to open the case without damaging it?
    …And a suggestion: For a device that’s ordinarily used infrequently and for which the design allows damage from battery leakage, the instructions should warn against leaving the battery installed for long periods.
    Finally, the beeper is at a high frequency and low volume such that for my 90-year-old ears to hear it I have to max out the gain on my hearing aids.

  2. Your OCR has failed! The following was copied from above. It was obviously not proof-read.
    OPERATING YOUR VICKS® DIGITAL THERMOMETER

    TURNING NE UNIT ON

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    A beep will sound and the [holey will show a test (Fig. 21 for about 2 seconds.
    When me thermometer starts to measure. Me display shows”. levier than 90 dew ees F(Flg. 3).

  3. I just bought the Vicks thermometer and it won’t beep. Do you have any suggestions how long I should leave it in my mouth. The light will flash on after awhile but there is no beep. It doesn’t even beep when i turn it on. I know the store won’t take it back because of Covid. Again ny suggestions how long I should keep it in my mouth since it doesn’t beep.

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