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Vicks Forehead Thermometer

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  • Quantity: 99
  • Weight: 0.40 Lbs
  • UPC: 328785509779
  • Vendor Part #: V977USV977US

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Description

The Vicks Forehead Thermometer provides innovative, clinically proven technology that makes taking temperatures easy for both parents and children. Gently glide the thermometer over the forehead for an accurate reading instantly.

ManufacturerKaz, Inc
Manufacturer Part NumberV977
Manufacturer Website Addresswww.kaz.com
Brand NameKaz
Product ModelV977
Product NameV977 Vicks Digital Thermometer
Product TypeDigital Thermometer
Product UPC328785509779
Product Information:
Temperature ReadingFahrenheit
Display ScreenLCD
Readout Time3 Second
Accuracy 0.4F (-17.6C)
Application/UsageForehead
FeaturesAuto-off
Memory Recall
Controls/Indicators:
Status Indicators
  • 1 long beep sound: Complete the measurement
  • 3 short beep sounds: System error or malfunction
  • Physical Characteristics:
    ColorWhite
    Dimensions7.87" Height x 5.75" Width x 2.56" Depth
    Weight (Approximate)2.72 oz
    Warranty:
    Standard Warranty3 Year

    Reviews

    Submited By: Carnegie on 12/03/2009
    I received this item today and was sorely disappointed and quite frustrated by it for the following reasons:

    1). Page 2 of the instruction booklet says to place it in the center of the forehead, push the button, and scan the forehead slowly from the center of the forehead to the temple. But wait a minute! Page 8 of the booklet says to start over the center of one eyebrow, move it to the tail of the eyebrow and then back to the center again. I called the 800 number on the booklet and asked why the discrepancy and which method was correct. They didn t know.

    2). There are 3 adults in our household (my elderly mother, my husband and myself). Two of us typically run a sub-normal temp. This thermometer indicated that all of us were sitting at 99.8 degrees!!!! I took our temps using both methods described above .... no change; still 99.8. I then tested with a thermometer I know to be reliable and, sure enough, we were each at our regular normal temps (98.1, 98.2, and 98.6). Again, I asked the CSR at the 800 number why it should be so inaccurate and he assured me they test all of them before selling them. I asked him what they tested it on and in what type of clinical setting (as claimed on the package). He didn t know. To their credit, I ll say that they did offer to send me a replacement, but by that time I had lost all confidence in this product and so I told him I was simply going to return it to amazon for a refund.

    THE BAD NEWS -- Thermometers, I learned, are NOT returnable items at amazon (per their website)!!!

    THE GOOD NEWS -- I called Amazon.com customer service and was surprised and delighted at how pleasant and efficient they were. I ve been shopping at amazon for 11 years now and this is the first time I ve ever wanted to return anything. As soon as I told the CSR the problems I had encountered, she immediately said she would issue a full refund for the product!!

    Thank you amazon!!!

    1 of 5 Stars!
    Submited By: dream factory on 01/03/2010
    Ok ok I have read your complaints as stated on these previous reviews.
    Yes the enclosed instructions may be somewhat confusing. But PEOPLE! are we not level headed adults? Use your common sense here. You simply touch the sensor head to the forehead and gently slide it over a few inches to the side of the forehead (the side hairline) where the temporal artery is. And you get your reading. Easy sqeezy.

    Ok ok this vicks product is NOT as accurate as the Exergen Temporal thermometer. But safety is the issue at hand here. Over these past years we have become accustomed to the fast efficient EAR thermometers. Yes they are abit more accurate because the measure closer to the actual inner temperature (right off of the Ear drum capillary supply).

    But the covers which are required to protect the sensor are dangerous. Their dimentions 25x27 mm would unfortunately fit too nicely into a childs trachea. Of course we all try to keep these kinda things away from the children. But if one of these clear pliable plastic covers falls onto the carpet.....well the possibility is real.

    If its accuracy that is an issue then you have to go with an oral (under the tongue) thermometer. HA - try getting that temp reading in a feverish cranky toddler.

    These forehead thermometers give you a good enough accuracy to determine if the temperature is alittle elevated, ie; 99.6 or something to be concerned about and take action, ie; 101.6......... And there are not dangerous caps to worry about.

    4 of 5 Stars!
    Submited By: Vanessa J. Ramos on 02/13/2010
    Easy to operate, quick read, and just all-around convenient, I am pleased with this product.

    5 of 5 Stars!
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