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Free electric blanket testing to help you stay safe
It may still be summer, but residents in West Oxfordshire are being encouraged to look ahead to winter and think about safety by signing up to get their electric blankets tested for free.
Residents need to book in advance to attend testing sessions being held in the autumn by West Oxfordshire District Council in conjunction with Oxfordshire County Council�s Trading Standards and Fire and Rescue Service.
The sessions will take place on:
Friday 12 October in Witney
Friday 26 October in Chipping Norton
Last year, 204 electric blankets were tested at sessions in West Oxfordshire and nearly a third (62 blankets, 30%) were found to be unsafe.
Cllr David Harvey, Cabinet Member for Environment at the District Council, said: �I hope that people will take advantage of this annual free testing service. Faulty blankets are a common cause of fires and the best advice for anyone with a blanket that is more than 10 years old, or showing signs of wear, is to get a new one.�
When choosing a blanket, buy new and look out for a European Certification Mark such as the BEAB safety mark.
Bookings for electric blanket testing can be made online via the Council�s website, www.westoxon.gov.uk/blankettesting or by calling 01993 861060.
: 22/08/2012 14:52:00
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