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electric blanket

a blanket that contains an electric heating element, used to warm a bed
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It only takes a few minutes to safety test an electric blanket, so I'm urging Warwickshire residents to take advantage of this free service.
Carole Bridge, 73, thought she had extinguished the blaze which burnt a hole in her bed, and discarded the pink electric blanket.
A CORONER has warned against using outdated electric blankets after a pensioner was killed by one that was 30 years old.
The fire had started in the bedroom and it is believed to be caused by an electric blanket.
Coun Les Caborn, portfolio holder for community safety, said: "Unsafe electric blankets are the cause of many house fires each year and can often lead to death or serious injury.
Terry Williams of North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said: "A joint investigation by North Wales Fire and Rescue Service and North Wales Police has established that the most likely cause of this fire was a faulty electric blanket.
People with diabetes or nerve problems are among those with a lower heat sensitivity, and some warning labels on electric blankets actually list people with diabetes as those who shouldn't sleep overnight with an electric blanket.
Alarms alerted a couple, averting a tragedy, when a short circuit in an electric blanket sparked a blaze at their home on Princes Road, Rhosllannerchrugog, just after 8.
If an electric blanket fails the test, the fire brigade will replace it with a new one for free.
Anyone thinking of using an electric blanket is advised to check for fraying fabric or exposed elements.
ZENA SAYS: The three manufacturers I checked with said it was perfectly safe to use an electric blanket with memory foam.
A folded electric blanket caused a quarter-million dollars in damage at a Ferry Street Bridge home late Wednesday, Eugene Fire Department spokesman Glen Potter said Thursday.