Free electric blanket test for Rugby residents

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RUGBY residents are being urged not to miss out on their free electric blanket test.

Warwickshire County Council’s Trading Standards Service is offering the free electric blanket tests to Rugby borough residents aged 50 and over.

Tests will be conducted on Tuesday 4th October 2011 at Rugby Library and are by appointment only.

Appointments are still available, so to secure your place, please phone (01926) 414004 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm) or email

The number of appointments is limited so book early to avoid disappointment. Due to the expected demand for blanket tests, a limit of two blankets per person has been set. Bookings are being taken on a first come first served basis.

The service would also like to thank Warwickshire Library and Information Service for their support with the use of their premises.

If you are unable to take advantage of the testing programme you can check your own blankets by looking for the following warning signs:

*the fabric is worn or frayed

*there are scorch marks anywhere

*the tie tapes are damaged or missing

*the flex is worn or damaged

*any connections are loose

Remember older blankets in regular use are much more likely to have one or more of the above faults.

For a complete guide to choosing, using, storing, and checking your electric blanket, visit our website