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electric blanket

a blanket that contains an electric heating element, used to warm a bed
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She said: "We make about 200 specialist electric blankets to order per year.
Never switch on an electric blanket on to dry out if it's wet.
Defective electric blankets can cause fires and while there have been no fatalities in West Yorkshire since 2006, firefighters have been called out to three house fires caused by blankets so far this year.
Commenting on Wertheimer andLeeper's bed study, Sagan agrees that "the use of electric blankets deserves some attention, because it is an important source of magnetic radiation to the public.
Spokesman Simon Cripwell said: "Old or damaged electric blankets cause a number of fires each year, which can result in injury or death.
The results were worrying with four out of every five electric blankets tested for fire safety failing the test.
DEATH-trap electric blankets will be scrapped or replaced in a bid to save lives on Tyneside.
A specialist engineer who carried out free checks on 209 electric blankets at six venues in the north of Northumberland found the "potentially fatal" flaws.
ELECTRIC blankets must be serviced regularly, an inquest into the death of an 18-month-old girl heard yesterday.
WOMEN who use electric blankets to keep warm at night are more at risk of cancer of the womb, according to a study.
At yesterday's inquest, West Midlands Fire Service fire investigations officer Peter Sandel repeated warnings about electric blanket safety.