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Model V900 & V901
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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 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.
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.
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
Press the On/Off button to activate the thermometer. A beep will sound and the display
will first show the LCD display test (Fig. 1). To show the last recorded temperature,
continue to hold the button down approximately 2 seconds. After 5 seconds, the
display will be in the ready mode (Fig. 2).
1. Cover the thermometer’s tip with a probe cover.
2. Place the probe tip well under the tongue. (Fig. 3) Place sensor tip in areas marked
with “✓”. The mouth should remain closed during the measurement to ensure an
accurate reading. Be careful not to bite the thermometer.
3. 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.
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 less accurate and takes longer.
1. Wipe the underarm with a towel.
2. Cover the thermometer’s tip with a probe cover.
3. Place the probe tip under the arm so the tip is touching the skin and position
your arm next to your body (Fig. 4). 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 probe.
4. When the peak temperature is reached (usually 60 seconds but sometimes
longer for this method), 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.
Remember that this method produces a temperature 1° lower 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.
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