How safe is an electric blanket? When it comes electric blankets, your safety is our top priority. All Slumberdown electric blankets are thoroughly tested for all known safety situations and conform to the highest European safety standards.
Our built-in total safety protection system, will automatically shut off if the blanket becomes unsafe, All our under blankets are marked CE and BEAB. The Mark indicates that the product has been manufactured in an inspected factory, using accepted methods and that the product has been tested and assessed. When looking to buy an electric blanket it is important to buy from a reputable retailer and to check that it has these marks.
Which is the best electric blanket for me? They're super easy to fit, with corner ties that hold the blanket firmly on the bed. The controller can be unclipped so the blanket can be machine washed. The easy to use controller puts 3 heat settings at the tip of your fingers. Plus, they're a whole lot more energy efficient than heating the whole house. They've been approved by BEAB so they're safe, reliable and guaranteed for 12 months.
Firm hold elasticated mattress straps fit right over the end of the mattress, holding the blanket firmly in place. So you and your partner can be as warm or as cool as you want to be all night long.
For the ultimate indulgence and complete control consider our Wonderfully Warm luxury heated under blanket. The deep filled, super soft, quilted fleece comfort layer is generously filled with premium fibres for an indulgently comfortable yet supportive sleeping surface. The responsive digital control, which controls each side of the bed independently of the other, can be set to 9 temperature settings gradually increasing in warmth.
You can also set the timer so the blanket turns itself off whist you sleep. It warms up in less than 5 minutes, has a low consumption rate, meets all safety standards including BEAB and is guaranteed for 2 years. Can I recycle my electric blanket? Recycling your old electric blanket is easy, you just need to take it to your local recycling centre.
To find your nearest centre, visit the Recycle More. An under blanket lies flat on the bed and secures in place with tie tapes. All our electric blankets come with a detachable control enabling them to be washed and tumble dried. You just need to unclip the cord and place the blanket in the washing machine, details of how to do this are in the instructions manual.
Please refer to the care label for the maximum temperature that they can be washed at.
Are Slumberdown electric blankets suitable for all night use? All Slumberdown blankets are safe for all night use on low setting 1 What does dual control mean? It gives you individual controls on either side of the bed, so you can heat up one side of the bed independently from the other, so if you sleep with a partner, you can individually set the temperature on your side of the bed. Which side of the blanket is the control on?
If you are lying on your back, it would be on your right side. If you have dual controls there is one for each side. Are electric blankets expensive to use? How does the timer control work? See instruction book for details of how to operate.
A hot water bottle offers localised heat, whereas an electric blanket should warm you all over. Electric blankets have been recommended by the UK government as a green way to save electricity and help the environment 1. They're not really comparable.
Do the blankets have isolated foot warmth? Slumberdown Wonderfully Warm electric blankets do have a foot-only warmth setting. Can I use an under blanket with my memory foam mattress? Our Electric blankets are safe to use with a memory foam mattress.
Although there are no known safety issues with using an electric blanket and a memory foam mattress, we often advise against it.
This is because the blanket will act as a barrier between your body and the memory foam, preventing the memory foam moulding to your body and making it much less comfortable.
Over time, the heat from the blanket also has the potential to damage the memory foam. Some manufacturers say it's fine to use the two together. But there must always be a sheet or cover between the foam and the blanket, and the blanket must not be left on all night. Can I use an under blanket with my mattress topper or mattress protector?
I have a Pacemaker fitted, is it safe for me to use an electric blanket? We advise that you check with your doctor or cardiologist and pacemaker supplier first before purchasing an electric blanket. My heated blanket is faulty — what do I do? Don't forget to take your receipt along with you as proof of purchase. My heated blanket is faulty but I have not got the receipt. Unfortunately, we are unable to assist unless we have proof of purchase.
How long is cable on the control? The under blanket control cable is 1. What depth of mattress will my electric blanket fit? Can I use my electric blanket in a cot? Electric blankets are not recommended for children under 8 years old. How do electric blankets actually work? Electric blankets contain thin electrical wires. When you plug the blanket into your mains electricity supply, the electrical wires heat up. Would I just be better off with a hot water bottle? They're not really comparable.
A hot water bottle offers localised heat, whereas an electric blanket should warm you all over. A hot water bottle will cool down over time, but an electric blanket should stay warm until it's due to switch off.
Can I use an electrical blanket for my dog? No, you shouldn't give your electric blanket to your dog. Electric blanket safety To help you stay safe and warm in winter and to help reduce the number of unsafe electric blankets being used in homes, we recommend that you follow these simple steps when purchasing, using, storing and disposing of your electric blanket.
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