Darlington residents urged to book free electric blanket safety test

With the cold weather settling in, Darlington residents are being urged to book for a free electric blanket safety test.

With the cold weather settling in, Darlington residents are being urged to book for a free electric blanket safety test.

The safety checks have been organised by Darlington Borough Council’s Trading Standards Team, Age UK Darlington and County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service and will be conducted by a qualified engineer.

A number of free replacement blankets will be available for blankets that fail the testing (while stocks last).

Councillor Chris McEwan, Darlington Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration, said: “This is a valuable service that saves lives and the testing is free of charge for Darlington residents.

“Ensure your own safety and help elderly loved ones and neighbours by booking an appointment to have those electric blankets checked.

“Places go quickly for this popular event so ring now to secure your place.”

The tests will take place on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 and Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 at Age UK in Darlington.

If you, or someone you know, uses an electric blanket to keep warm over winter, book an appointment now by calling 01325 362832.

Source: Darlington Borough Council