Electric blankets

Electric blankets


Damaged electric blankets cause more than 5,000 house fires a year. Follow our tips and avoid this happening in your home:

  • Have your blanket checked by an expert at least every three years, or as recommended by the manufacturer.
  • Replace your electric blanket at least every 10 years. Always buy a new blanket – second hand blankets may not be safe.
  • Never use a hot water bottle with an electric blanket, even if the blanket is switched off.
  • Store your electric blanket safely. Never fold it – it’s best to roll it or store it flat.
  • Unplug your blanket before you get into bed (unless you have a blanket with a thermostat control for all-night use).
  • Watch out for signs of wear and tear such as fraying fabric, scorch marks, worn flex, exposed elements, damaged or missing tie tapes, loose connections, creasing or folding or other danger signs such as soiling or damp patches. If you see any of these, get your blanket checked or buy a new one.
Advice line:
08000 223 444

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