How Safe is Your Electric Blanket?

Nottinghamshire Trading Standards Service is running 3 electric blanket safety events on the 6th, 7th and 8th of December at 3 locations across the County. The County unfortunately had 2 deaths last winter due to electric blanket fires and we are wanting to get unsafe blankets out of people’s homes.
Nottinghamshire residents can book an appointment at one of these events, have their electric blanket safety checked for FREE. If it fails the safety checks they will be provided a NEW ELECTRIC BLANKET FOR FREE to take away with them.
How safe is your electric blanket???
??If you are planning on using an electric blanket this winter, it’s vital that you make sure it is safe, because old, worn or faulty electric blankets can cause house fires.
During December, our Trading Standards team is running three free events across Nottinghamshire to test residents’ electric blankets and check if they are safe to use.
Testing will take no more than 15 minutes and if your electric blanket is found to be unsafe, we will replace it for FREE.
?Appointments are available on the following dates:
??Wednesday 6 December: Worksop Library (9.00am to 4.30pm)
??Thursday 7 December: Bingham Library (9:30am to 4.00pm)
??Friday 8 December: Mansfield Fire Station (9.00am to 4.30pm)
??To book an appointment please call us on 0115 804 4555.