Are electric blankets risky ?

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Choosing a electric blanket According to the Electrical Safety Council, you should think about replacing your electric blanket every 10 years.

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Apparently Electric blankets can be risky and even catch fire according to a recall made recently.

Electric blanket Recall and risky 

LINDA Electric Blanket (RE-ANNOUNCED – PRA2011/12679) which was sold at  BIG W (2007-2008)
Harris Scarfe (2008-2009) Kmart (2004-2005) had to be recalled, you can read the recall notice over here 

It was found  that In instances where there is a severe bend in the electrical supply lead at the connector between the detachable controller and the blanket, there is a risk of an electrical short circuit occuring.

Hazard included The  risk of fire and/or electrocution.

Choosing a electric blanket

According to the Electrical Safety Council, you should think about replacing your electric blanket every 10 years.

Let the blanket cool after use before folding.

Look for ayour country safety standard mark on the product, indicating that the blanket meets the latest safety standards.

Don’t use a hot water bottle with an electric blanket, and never use the blanket if either it – or yourself – is wet or damp

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You can browse Amazon for electric blankets that  meets safety standards  and  are new and reasonably priced

 

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