Digital Thermometer £1 at poundland
428°Expired

Digital Thermometer £1 at poundland

18
Found 21st Sep 2010
Digital Thermometer at poundland in baby section

This digital thermometer with fast response and alarm signal. It has a high level of accuracy, fast response, auto shut-off, alarm signal and break resistance.
Community Updates

Groups

18 Comments
be warned these are not as accurate as the standard mercury thermometer
Original Poster
Nad_84

be warned these are not as accurate as the standard mercury thermometer

can keep it in spare
perfect for the dogs and then you throw them away.
I didnt know they sold babies in Poundland, perhaps someone ought to inform the authorities
R0gu3Tr4d3r

I didnt know they sold babies in Poundland, perhaps someone ought to … I didnt know they sold babies in Poundland, perhaps someone ought to inform the authorities



r u mental?
Banned
wow this is positively dangerous
avoid
They've been on sale there for ages! Sadly, as someone suggested, the newer ones sold there now aren't *quite* as accurate as mercury thermometers (aren't they banned now anyway?) but the ones they sold from around 2005 until 2007 (in blue packaging, with a model number starting with KT) were as accurate and great.
Nad_84

be warned these are not as accurate as the standard mercury thermometer



Be warned - mercury is highly neurotoxic.
Banned
They dont contain mercury but these are dangerous- potentially deadly
anyone going to expand on them being "deadly"

if you going to save the world via net forums at least make it clear
We have one of these, though paid about £5 I think. Its's not perfect but pretty accurate and easy to use. Rated hot!
Mascherano

They dont contain mercury but these are dangerous- potentially deadly

OK you've said that twice now with no qualification. Care to explain why you would think that?
Banned
inaccurate thermometer = dangerous
in the baby section as well ffs
how can Poundland get away with this?
OK these are not that inaccurate. It's not like it'll read 37.2C and the temperature on a traditional thermometer is going to be 39C! The inaccuracy on the latest one I got is closer to -0.1C. That is to say, if a mercury thermometer reads, for example, 37.2C, this will read 37.1C. Of course, your own experience may vary but the innacuracy is slight. In the past, however, some have been up to -0.3C down on traditional thermometers.
Asking alot to be a totally accurate scientific instrument for a quid !

ones i've used have been near enough though
In my experience (former scientist), cheap digital thermometers are often poorly calibrated. They may measure temperature *changes* tolerably accurately, at least over a limited range, but they can't be relied upon to give absolute readings unless you've checked the calibration. In the case of a baby thermometer, a one degree difference in reading can make a very serious difference. These items may be great, but I wouldn't chance it.
A thermometer for £1? I reckon these will only be good for sticking up your ar5e.
kavakava

Be warned - mercury is highly neurotoxic.



haha love it! Make sure you dont eat the mercury ones... potential grey teeth / upset belly
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text