Unsafe electric blankets have been replaced for Thurrock residents following testing organised by Thurrock’s Trading Standards Team.
To ensure electric blankets are safe follow these top tips:
* Read and follow the manufacturers’ instructions before use and keep these safe.
* Examine your blanket regularly for signs of wear and damage
* If the fuse in the 13amp plug requires changing, a 3 amp BS1362 fuse must be fitted.
* Leave it on the bed or place it flat on spare bed when not in use or fold the blanket and place it in the original box or container.