Below you will find instructions and warnings for the use of most Electric Blankets,
these will ensure the safe continuous use of your blanket, as well as prevent
any premature breakdown.Also as we are regularly asked for Laundry instructions, we have included them here.
First of all read and use
according to the Manufacturers instruction included with your blanket.
Only use Underblankets and Mattress Covers under you , Overblankets should only
be used on top of you.
Do not use with any of the blankets wired area tucked in.
Never use whilst folded or rucked and avoid any permanent creasing.
Do not Dry Clean, where the blankets is suitable Launder (see instructions
below ) according to instructions, removing the detachable lead first.
Do not use wet or damp.
Do not insert pins or sharp objects as this may damage the wiring.
Never place additional articles such as pillows or clothes or allow any animal
onto the heated area of the blanket when switched on.
Never sit on top of the bed when the blanket is switched on.
Never use a hot water bottle at the same time as an electric blanket.
Do not place the control below the pillow or sheets, avoid sharp bents to the
cable and route under a bed never across the bedding.
Use only the control type provided; all controllers are specific to the blanket
it is supplied with.
Regularly check the blanket connector is fully pushed home.
If suitable for use on an adjustable bed ensure that the blanket and chord
cannot become trapped or rucked.
Electric Blankets are not suitable for infants or people who are helpless or
insensitive to heat. For young children the control must be pre set by a Parent
or Guardian, unless the Child has been adequately instructed on how to operate
NEVER get into bed whilst the blanket is switched to a PRE HEAT setting, if the
blanket is designed for All Night use, before getting into bed always turn down
to ALL NIGHT setting. The most common reason for premature breakdown of
electric blankets is being in bed whilst the blanket is on a pre heat setting,
this can cause localised overheating, even after a short period of time.
Regularly check the blanket for damage to the cable and control switch and
check the fabric for rucking, ceasing and heat discoloration, should any damage
occur, contact or return to the service centre.
Your Electric Blanket should have safety inspection at least every three years.
As we do not launder electric
blankets, a frequently asked question is “How can I launder my Electric
Most Electric Blankets with detachable leads can be laundered if you take care.
Please note they CANNOT be Dry Cleaned.
Prior to washing unplug any leads from the blanket and measure so that it can
be stretched back to its original size.
For machine washing, load the blanket into the machine taking care that it does
not rest on the rubber which surrounds the opening, we suggest either a bath
towel or sheet be loaded in front of the blanket, to help prevent the blanket
The reason why we suggest this is because we have seen many blankets ruined
when they have rubbed against the door rubber, during the spin cycle.
The blanket should be washed on the 30 / 40c Wool programme, do not use extra
If you wish to hand wash the blanket use a mild washing powder in luke warm
water and soak for 15 mins. After soaking gently wash the blanket and rinse
thoroughly with clean water, allow the water to drain from the blanket by
gently squeezing, do not wring.
Drying the blanket outdoors over a line is the ideal way of drying, do not use
pegs on the wired area. During the drying process stretch the blanket back to
its original size by working from side to side stretching a strip at a time,
this may require to be repeated a number of times.
If you hold the blanket up to the light you may be able to inspect the wires to
see if any loops have been formed, if so keep stretching the blanket till they
have straightened. If your blanket will fit your Tumbler dryer you can use this
method following the stretching procedure above.
If your blanket is too big for your own washing machine you can take the
blanket to the launderette, washing instructions are the same as home laundry,
if using a dryer use the Low setting.
Once laundered and dried we suggest the blanket be left a few days in an airing
cupboard or the like so as to ensure it is thoroughly dry before use.
Laundering your blanket will find any weakness in the wiring, especially older
If you have any problems after laundry with the wires or the blanket has not
returned to its original size, or if the blanket does not work, give the
service centre a ring and they will advise.
Please be advised that laundry will cause any weaknesses in the blankets
operating system to show, we cannot accept any liability for damage caused
whilst laundering. If you have any doubts about the blankets safety once
laundry has been carried out, please contact us.