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Notice from ZIPPKOOL INC., regarding use of ZIPPKOOL® for Medical Purposes
November 30th, 2016
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ZIPPKOOL®, known in Japan as KUCHOFUKU, is currently being used by over 1 million people around the world to help alleviate heat stress. Initially, ZIPPKOOL® was introduced to the market for workers who are working in extreme heat conditions (indoors and outdoors) that have no access to portable fans or other cooling devices. By wearing ZIPPKOOL® Cooling Jackets, workers are able to lower their body temperatures as well as feel comfortable from the constant circulation of air inside the jacket. It is important to note, however, that this cooling effect is efficiently fulfilled with the ability for the body to sweat.
As we have begun spreading the word about ZIPPKOOL® across the globe, we have received numerous inquiries from those suffering from medical conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Erythromelalgia, and other disabilities where the body cannot properly cool down. While ZIPPKOOL® hopes to help ANYONE who is suffering from heat stress, please note that our product is not designed for such medical uses. Until we receive proper certification from acknowledged medical institutions back by empirical data, we CANNOT RECOMMEND the use of ZIPPKOOL® (with the purpose of cooling) to anyone with the following conditions:
However, we can say that ZIPPKOOL® will increase contact of the upper body with ambient air. If an individual is in a heavily air-conditioned environment, wearing ZIPPKOOL® Cooling Jackets will help increase contact with the cool air circulating in the room.
We are currently in the initial stage of introducing ZIPPKOOL® in the United States. We will, in the coming future, strive to find solutions in any way possible to expand the use of our products for those in various needs. We are also open to collaborate research with Medical Institutions that may be able to find empirical data or to make improvements to our product so that more people can stay cool and comfortable with ZIPPKOOL® Cooling Jackets.
We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.