Electric blanket warning

Guardian News
Guardian News

The county council is urging older and disabled people with electric blankets to get them tested this winter at a free testing event.

Owners of electric blankets which are found to be faulty will be given the option of getting a direct replacement or discount vouchers for a new one.

The event will take place on 26th January in Retford.

Anyone who wants to attend should contact trading standards on 01623 452005 to make an appointment in advance.

Further details about the venue will be given when a booking is made.

Notts County Council’s cabinet member for community safety Mick Murphy said: “Electric blankets can be a great way to stay warm if they’re used and stored correctly. But when blankets are old or if they’re folded over and over again, they can be dangerous.”