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Home Heating Advertising Feature
Is your electric blanket safe?
As winter places its icy hands over Southland, Otago and surrounding areas, it's time
to prepare yourself for the inevitable cold weather.
You can never be too picky when it comes
to electric blanket safety. When in doubt,
throw it out.
There's possibly nothing worse than
tossing and turning all night trying to
keep warm. Hot water bottles and wheat
bags often don't do the trick so it's time to
invest in an electric blanket and make sure
your current one, if you have one, is up to
Electric blankets, although convenient, can
also be dangerous so making sure you are
following the right safety steps is important.
If you can't remember when you purchased
your electric blanket then chances are it's too
old. Most fires caused by electric blankets are
blamed on those that are over 10 years old. So
if yours is not looking at its best, don't risk it,
get a new one.
You should always buy a new electric blanket
and avoid second hand at all costs. You don't
know the history of the blanket and it could
be unsafe. The internal coils of the blanket can
get damaged which may cause a variety of
problems out of your control.
This next tip should be common sense, but a
gentle reminder is necessary. If you're no
longer in bed, turn it off. If you are leaving the
house, turn it off. An electric blanket left on all
day is a recipe for disaster. If you have an older
electric blanket, it may not have an internal
temperature gauge to measure when it gets
too hot which could cause it to burn. A
fire in your bed is not ideal.
If you have stained or marked your
electric blanket and think it needs a
wash, then think again. Your every day
electric blanket is not capable of
coming out of the washing machine
without some internal damage. The twisting,
tugging, and turning action of the washing
machine will damage the internal coils
making it unsafe to use again.
The coils are very important for the safety of
the electric blanket. When winter is over and
you are no longer needing that extra warmth
the blanket provides, then how you store it is
also very important. If it is possible, lay the
blanket flat in storage. If you are having to
fold it, try to avoid folding it more than twice
to avoid bending or damaging the internal
If your blanket gets wet, do not turn it on to
dry it out, let it dry naturally or save all
possible dangers by purchasing a new one.
They don't break the bank and safety is more
important than spending a few extra dollars.
Replace any electric blanket that is worn or
torn, where any cord is frayed or where the
temperature control is damaged.
You can never be too picky when it comes to
electric blanket safety. When in doubt, throw
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