Important information regarding the
safe use of Black Ice products
In order to experience all the benefits Black Ice offers, please follow these simple instructions.

Charging Black Ice Modular CoolTherapy Packs

Packs can be charged in any of three ways:

Freezer- approx. 1.5 hr.
Refrigerator-approx. 4 hr.
Ice water-approx 1.5 hr.

Place packs flat while charging
Stacking packs increases recharge time
Store packs in the freezer or refrigerator
Do not freeze at temperatures below -5°F

Charging Black Ice Personal Cooling Packs

Packs can be charged in any of three ways:

Freezer- approx. 1 hr.
Refrigerator-approx. 3 hr.
Ice water-approx 20 min.

Place packs flat while charging
Stacking packs increases recharge time
Store packs in the freezer or refrigerator
Do not freeze at temperatures below -5°F

Initial Temperature Caution
When you charge a Black Ice Pack, the initial temperature of the pack will be the same as the temperature of the charging method used. That means a pack pulled from a household freezer (which is normally set to about 0ºF) will be 0ºF. When charged in a refrigerator, or in ice water, the initial pack temperature will be closer to 32-35ºF.

Seconds after a charged pack is removed from charging, it will begin to warm up. When the pack nears 52ºF (CoolTherapy) or 57ºF (Personal Cooling), the output temperature will level off and will then remain constant until the pack discharges. If you find the pack is too cold right out of the freezer, refrigerator or ice water, allow it to sit out for a few minutes. It will rise and level off to operating temperature.

Cold Therapy Caution
Every person is different, so some users may be more sensitive to cold than others. To use Black Ice CoolTherapy safely, the user must take the responsibility for monitoring the injury site for signs of cold-induced issues. This is always important, but it is particularly important while using CoolTherapy on extremities (feet, toes, fingers, ears, nose, etc.), and even more important in the case of users who suffer from Raynaud's Syndrome or other cold-sensitivity maladies.

While using your CoolTherapy, you must inspect the area at least every time you swap CoolTherapy Packs (generally every 1-1.5 hr.). This is especially important when applying CoolTherapy to extremities-feet, toes, fingers, etc. If you are cooling an extremity, check more often until you are convinced you are not experiencing any cold-induced issues. If there are any signs of discoloration (deep reddening, purple/blue, whitening, etc.), or if you experience undue pain, numbness or sluggish muscle response, discontinue CoolTherapy for at least two hours. In the unlikely event the condition persists, consult a healthcare professional.

Do not swap out CoolTherapy packs until they are discharged. Swapping packs too quickly may cause an unregulated drop in skin temperature, leading to frostbite, nerve palsy or other cold-induced injury.

Do not apply Black Ice CoolTherapy along with any other form of cold therapy. Doing so may lead to an unregulated drop in skin temperature, leading to frostbite, nerve palsy or other cold-induced injury.

Do not use other forms of cold therapy (ice, gels, etc.) with Black Ice CoolTherapy wraps. Doing so may lead to an unregulated drop in skin temperature, leading to frostbite, nerve palsy or other cold-induced injury.

Black Ice CoolTherapy should only be applied to otherwise healthy patients with minor pain or swelling. In any other case, consult a physician for individual direction. Unless under the direction of a physician, do not use CoolTherapy on infants, patients who are non-communicative, patients with paralysis or open wounds.

Use only as directed. Use any cold therapy product with caution and common sense. Read all safety information printed on product instruction sheet before using. Do not microwave. Discard pack if ruptured. If pack contents contact skin, wash affected area with a grease-cutting soap and water, and wash any wraps or clothing that come into contact with the coolant before using again. Do not ingest pack contents. If ingested, do not induce vomiting. Dilute with water or milk and consult a physician. Contains mineral oil. Do not use near open flame.

All Black Ice cooling packs are made of tough, puncture-resistant, medical-grade urethane, and they are sealed utilizing advanced Radio Frequency (RF) sealing processes. The packs are tough, but nothing is indestructible. Care should be taken while using packs. Great care must be used while applying MCP cooling pack (s) to the bottom/sole of the foot to avoid stepping on and possibly damaging pack. Do not attempt to squeeze or crush cooling pack. Store packs so they are not subjected to weights over 5lb. (static load). Take care of your MCPs, and they will last a long, long time.

IN CASE OF LEAKAGE
The coolant contained in all Black Ice cooling packs is chemically classified as a light mineral oil (MSDS available upon request). The material is non-hazardous, non-toxic and non-carcinogenic, but it is a petroleum-based oil, which means some people may experience itching or mild skin irritation if their skin is exposed to the coolant for long periods of time. In the very unlikely event you experience a pack leak, discard the pack and thoroughly wash any skin that comes into contact with the liquid with a grease-cutting liquid soap. Also be sure to thoroughly wash the wrap or any clothing exposed to the coolant before using. Again, be sure to use a grease-cutting detergent.

For more information please contact Black Ice.