Because we want to offer high quality products at all times, our products have undergone stability testing to insure the effectiveness for a given length of time. The expiration date indicates that the product -- if not opened -- will be stable and effective until that date.

Water-Jel topical gels have a three year shelf life. The expiration date will be noted on the packaging near the lot number. Water-Jel sterile Burn Dressings and Fire Blankets have a five year shelf life, and the expiration date can be found on the label near the lot number. You’ll recognize it because the letters EXP will appear before the date. If your Water-Jel product has expired, then it should be discarded and replaced. The blanket canisters can be placed in any local recycling program. The gel, since it is non-toxic, can be disposed of in the regular trash. No special handling is required.