Trading standards’ heater warning

Nottinghamshire residents are being advised to keep an eye on their halogen heaters whilst in use following a spate of local incidents involving heaters catching fire.

The county council’s trading standards team has had five reports about halogen heaters overheating, exploding or melting.

Investigations are underway on the affected appliances but halogen heater owners are being reminded to follow the manufacturer’s guidance on how they should be used, including the advised maximum use time and suitable location.

People should report any problems with a halogen heater to the Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 08454 04 05 06.