Electric blanket check-up

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HUCKNALL residents are urged to take advantage of a free electric-blanket safety check — after six in every ten blankets tested elsewhere in Nottinghamshire proved faulty and potentially dangerous.

Older and disabled people are being offered the tests as part of a joint winter-safety initiative by Notts County Council and Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Anyone found to have a defective electric blanket will be able to exchange it for a brand-new replacement or discount vouchers to buy their own.

The testing is part of the county council’s Keep Warm This Winter campaign and it will take place on Wednesday February 29. Anyone wishing to attend is asked to contact the county trading standards on 01623 452005 to make an appointment in advance. Details of the location will be given at the time of booking.