Free electric blanket testing day today in Blackburn
11:48am Wednesday 18th September 2013 in News
AGE UK Blackburn with Darwen is hosting an electric blanket testing day with Lancashire Fire and Rescue, offering a free replacement for any unsafe devices.
Anyone over 50 can bring their blanket to Ewood Park on Friday, October 18 from 9am to 4.30pm, and a specialist firm will be on hand to check that the coverings are fault-free.
Vicky Shepherd, Age UK’s chief executive said: “Research has shown that over 5,000 house fires across the UK start as a direct result of faulty blankets each year, with those people aged 64 or over being the most at risk.
“Blankets over 10 years old are a particular high risk.”
Book a test on 01254 266620.
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