11 September 2015
Is your electric blanket safe? The council is offering free electric blanket testing to make sure your blankets are not faulty, ready for the winter months.
Faulty electric blankets can be very dangerous; they can cause serious fires that could damage properties or worse still, cause serious injury or death to users or other people in the home.
Don’t take the risk - get your electric blanket tested. You can take your electric blankets to be tested on the following dates:
Wednesday 23 September
Scunthorpe Central Library from 9.30am to 11am
Crowle Local Link, High Street from 12pm to 1pm
Epworth Wesley Memorial Church from 2.30pm to 4pm
Thursday 24 September
The Angel Ballroom, Marketplace, Brigg from 9.30am to 11.30am
The Ark (town council office), West Street, Winterton from 1.30pm to 2.30pm
Thursday 1 October
The council’s Trading Standards team carries out the safety checks yearly to make sure peoples’ electric blankets are safe to use.
You don’t need to book an appointment, just drop-in at any of the sessions.
For more details about getting your electric blanket tested, call 01724 297664.
Cllr Neil Poole, cabinet member for Neighbourhoods, said:
“If you have an electric blanket, we would strongly advise you to get it tested. We have many different sessions available for you to bring your electric blanket to. It’s always better to be safe than sorry. It won’t take long and will give you the reassurance that your electric blanket is safe to use.
“Just because you used your blanket last year or earlier on in the year doesn’t mean it is safe. In previous years when we have tested blankets faults have included, lack of overheat protection and faulty wiring. Make sure you get your blanket tested.”