A $20 pair of “microwavable slippers” has hit the shelves and is expected to be a massive hit among the masses heading into the winter months.
And the unusual product promises to do more than just keep people’s feet warm.
The Target Australia slippers are marketed as being able to “relieve aches and pains” and even provide “temporary relief from sprains and bruises”.
The slippers should only be heated for 45 seconds in a 500-750 watt microwave or 30 seconds in a 750-1000 watt microwave.
People should be careful in following these time limits as the temperature inside the slippers continues to rise even after removal from the microwave.
It is then recommended the slippers be shaken to evenly distribute the heat and then temperature tested against the back of a hand.
Do not leave the heated slippers under clothes as they cause a fire.
The product is also not suitable for children under 36 months.
The slippers could also be used for pain relief for bruising or swelling.
They should be placed inside a waterproof bag in the freezer for two hours and applied to the affected area.