- Product Details
Our Floating Putty Buddies® are just like our Original Formula except these ear plugs are made with our special, patented Flo-Tek® silicone formula. They float easily on water so they can always be found if dropped or dislodged!The world's only soft moldable silicone floating earplugs!Available in five bright neon colors: Blue, Hot Pink, Red, Green, Yellow and Orange as well as Tan.Animal characters available with Floating Putty Buddies®: Bonzai Bear, Pool Princess, Leapin' Lizard, Awesome Possum, Soggy Froggy and Topsy Turtle. Tan comes without cartoon animal character on the carrying case.
- Recommended by physician's for prevention of swimmer's ear or for kids with ear tubes
- Softer silicone for a more comfortable fit
- Tacky texture to allow plugs to remain in position better
- Bright colors are appealing to kids - and easy to find in the pool or the bath
How to use Putty Buddies® silicone ear plugs:
- Do NOT force into ear canal.
- Handle with clean, dry hands. Be sure any sunscreen, tanning oils, or skin moisturizers are removed from hands prior to handling.
- Ear plugs should be placed over a clean and dry ear canal by an adult, never a child.
- Flatten plug with fingers and shape to cover outer ear until snugly fit.
- Do NOT tear plugs at any time. Use the entire ear plug for each ear. If plug appears to separate or crack, please do not use or attempt to remold together. Discard and use a new pair.
- Remove plugs by pressing up, under the backside of the ear. Then pull down on the ear lobe. Alternating these techniques several times will release the plug from over the ear canal for easy removal and storage.
- Discard after 2 weeks of use or when plugs become dirty, start to crack/crumble, or lose their tackiness.
- If any material remains in the ear canal after removal of the ear plug, do not attempt to remove this material yourself as you may push it deeper inside. Please see an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist (not a generalist) as soon as possible and they should be able to readily remove any material.
- Note that silicone is water repellant and will not likely be removed from skin or hair with water. If any silicone material gets stuck to skin or hair, use mineral oil or any natural oil-based product to remove the material.
- Ear plugs are for use ONLY in water. If the user is out of the water for more than 5 minutes, please remove ear plugs, store and reapply (or use new pair) when re-entering the water.
HELPFUL TIPS:1) Only handle the silicone with clean dry hands. Avoid touching the silicone with oily/dirty hands or bringing them into contact with lotions, oils, hair and other oil-based substances.2) Make sure the user's ear is clean, dry and free from wax/oils prior to placing the ear plugs over the ear canal.3) Make sure the plug does not have any cracks or folds prior to placement over the ear canal. If it does, discard and use a new pair.4) Flatten the plug into a disk, place over the ear canal and pressed gently on the plug in a direction outward from the ear canal to "lock" the silicone into the outer cartilage of the ear.5) To remove the ear plug, grab the ear lobe with thumb on the back of the earlobe and fingers on the front of the ear lobe. Push/pull up and down several times. This should ensure that the silicone dislodges easily in one uniform piece from the ear without leaving residue behind. Parents should inspect their child’s ear after each use to make sure that no silicone material remains around the ear canal.6) Once removed, store the ear plugs in the plastic container (covered)until further use.CAUTION: Only cover opening of ear. DO NOT INSERT IN EAR CANAL. Silicone ear plugs are safe when used as instructed. Keep away from infants. If swallowed, the plugs are non-toxic but may interfere with breathing if caught in windpipes. Do not spread silicone plugs too thin. Avoid contact with hair and oil based lotions.If you push a silicone ear plug into your ear canal, do not try to remove it yourself. Do not use tweezers, cotton swabs or other devices as these may push the plug further into canal. See an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Physician as they have the proper instruments and skill to remove the plugs safely. A silicone ear plug in the ear canal for a short time may be harmless, providing you do not attempt to remove the ear plug yourself and accidentally push it deeper into the opening.
- Shipping & Returns
Shipping & Returns
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