Free local electric blanket safety checks are going to be available in mid-October.
Old or worn electric blankets can be dangerous and even cause a fire. It's therefore worthwhile before winter sets in to have your blanket checked for safety particularly if your blanket is fraying, showing scorch marks, if the tapes are damaged or the flex is worn.
Free checks are available at New Milton Fire Station on October 14th. To make an appointment phone Hampshire County Council Trading Standards on 01962 833 358.
You will have to take your blanket to the Fire Station yourself, but if you can't manage to do that, contact Tony, the Milford Village Agent, and he will take it for you. His phone is 07806 659 452 and his email address is firstname.lastname@example.org