After the hearing, Rhondda Cynon Taf council's cabinet member for adult services, John David, said: "This tragic case shows why it's so important people ensure electric blankets
are regularly tested.
WOMEN who use electric blankets
to keep warm at night are more at risk of cancer of the womb, according to a study.
Research illustrates that blankets 10 years old or older and still in use in homes in Britain, are responsible for 99% of the fires caused by electric blankets
The majority of electric blankets
in Birmingham are potentially lethal, recent tests have revealed.
WASHINGTON - A Maine company is recalling about 394,000 electric blankets
because a loose plug can overheat and start fires.
NICOLA Gill is an expert - in the world of electric blankets
1), they report that users of electrically heated beds--which can give off ELF fields--are more likely to have miscarriages and longer gestation periods during seasons when heated waterbeds or electric blankets
Sunbeam is the leading manufacturer of electric blankets
in the United States with over a 95% share of the market and in 1997 has begun marketing and distributing electric blankets
to China, Taiwan, Great Britain and now Japan.
MORE than a fifth of electric blankets
tested by Sandwell consumer chiefs were found to be potentially lethal.
AS the weather gets colder many people will be bringing out their electric blankets
for extra warmth at night.
SAFETY checks carried out on electric blankets
in Northumberland have helped prevent a potential fatality, it is claimed.
Alan Burnett, principal trading standards officer, said: "It's great news that we have been able to remove seriously dangerous electric blankets
from so many residents' homes.