Look after your FRIO so that it can look after you
To optimize the performance of your FRIO wallet it is essential it is kept clean and stored correctly. You can be secure in the knowledge that the wallet will maintain the correct temperature for your medication for years to come if it is cared for correctly.
The outer cover of the wallet can be washed in warm water using a very mild detergent. The inner wallet can be spot cleaned by using a soft bristle brush (i.e. soft toothbrush or nail brush): just dip the brush into slightly soapy water and clean the wallet. You can then rinse the wallet under running water without damaging the crystals inside. Alternatively, you can use a non-bleach antibacterial cleaning spray or an anti-bacterial kitchen or baby wipe to clean your wallet.
It is very important, however, NOT to place your FRIO® wallet in a washing machine. This destroys the evaporative crystals in the inner wallet.
Drying the Wallet
It is essential to completely dry your FRIO wallet if you are planning to store it.
Simply remove the inner wallet from the outer cover and allow it to completely dry out naturally until the gel returns to crystal form. To keep the crystals separate, give the wallet an occasional shake whilst drying out. Note: the drying out period can take 2-4 weeks depending on the environmental climate. To accelerate the drying out period, various methods can be used:
Place near a heat source such as a radiator or in an airing cupboard;
Hang the wallet on a clothes line if the weather is suitable;
Leave on a window sill in a sunny position; shaking at intervals will help.
It is very important, however, NOT to place your FRIO® wallet in a tumble dryer. The heat will damage the crystals and prevent them from absorbing water the next time you want to use the wallet.
Storing your FRÍO® wallet
You now have a clean, dry wallet. The FRIO is designed for everyday use, however, if you wish to store it we advise placing the wallet in a dark, well ventilated cupboard or drawer ready for the next time you want to activate it.
* These instructions are only a guide. Due to varying climatic and environmental conditions around the world, FRIO® wallets will respond differently according to location. If activated and used sensibly they will continue to respond to your needs over a long period of time. With age, the length of immersion time will increase but as long as the crystals expand into a gel the wallet will function properly. When the crystals fail to expand, the wallet will need to be replaced.