Book quickly to secure a free electric blanket check


Tests are being completed in the Cherwell District on September 20 and October 4

We’re being encouraged to take up the offer of a free electric blanket check this September before the weather turns colder. 

Oxfordshire County Council organises the electric blanket tests each year to make sure users are both safe and warm during the winter months.

The tests are usually very popular and with limited places anyone who wants to secure a slot is advised to book early.   Around 30 percent of the blankets checked fail.

The team undertaking the tests will be visiting the Cherwell District area on September 20 and October 4.

Shelley Edwards, Senior Community Engagement Officer for Oxfordshire County Council’s trading standards team, explained why electric blankets should be tested.   She said: “If the condition of a blanket is allowed to deteriorate there is the possibility it could become faulty, risking injury and fire.

“We want to ensure that electric blankets are still safe for use. So, come along and encourage any elderly neighbours to attend too. It is better to be safe than sorry.

“The tests are free, as are the refreshments but remember to pre-book!”

To secure a place phone 01865 895999 or email

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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