Friday, 7 September 2018

@WAR - Safety check, Electric blanket and portable heaters. Free checks for the Over 50s

Electric blankets
and portable heaters

Electric blankets

Electric blankets cause hundreds of fires a year, but there are simple ways to stop that happening to you.
If your blanket (or its flex) shows any of these danger signs, you should have it checked or replaced:
  • Scorch marks
  • Fraying fabric
  • Exposed elements
  • Creasing or folding
  • Soiling
  • Damp patches
  • Tie tapes damaged or missing
  • Worn flex
  • Loose connections
  • An old BEAB safety mark – a round symbol.  This means it is more than 10 years old.
If in doubt …. throw it out

Warwickshire Trading Standards Service is providing FREE Electric Blanket Testing for over 50s in Warwickshire at the following venues near you:

Monday 1st October 2018 - Stratford Briar Croft
Tuesday 2nd October 2018 - Leamington Town Hall
Wednesday 3rd October 2018 - Rugby Fire Station
Thursday 4th October 2018 - Kenilworth Library
Friday 5th October 2018 - Nuneaton Fire Station

Book today by calling the Trading Standards Service on: 01926 414024 (9am - 5pm) or email:

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