How can I use an electric blanket safely?

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To help you stay safe and warm in winter and to help reduce the number of unsafe electric blankets being used in homes, you should: always follow the manufacturer's instructions; examine your blanket regularly for signs of wear or damage; carry out a visual check of the blanket to make sure there's been no damage in transit ahead of its first use and also when it comes out of storage from the summer; don't use the blanket while it is folded, rucked or creased; never use a hot water bottle with your blanket; don't touch the blanket with wet hands or feet; don't use pins to secure it to the bed

Answered by Rupert, Electrical Safety Expert

To help you stay safe and warm in winter and to help reduce the number of unsafe electric blankets being used in homes, you should:

  • always follow the manufacturer's instructions;
  • examine your blanket regularly for signs of wear or damage;
  • carry out a visual check of the blanket to make sure there's been no damage in transit ahead of its first use and also when it comes out of storage from the summer;
  • don't use the blanket while it is folded, rucked or creased;
  • never use a hot water bottle with your blanket;
  • don't touch the blanket with wet hands or feet;
  • don't use pins to secure it to the bed.

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