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OAPs offered free electric blanket tests.

PENSIONERS in Kenilworth are being offered free electric blanket tests from Warwickshire County Council's trading standards service.

The tests will be carried out on Tuesday October 23 at Kenilworth Library, in Smalley Place, with the support of electricity company Npower.

Tests will be carried out by appointment only, and bookings will be taken on a first come first served basis.

Noel Hunter, director of Warwickshire trading standards service, said: "In past years we have found faults on up to 75 per cent of all the blankets we have checked.

"Unsafe electric blankets are the cause of many house fires each year, and can often lead to death or serious injury. Elderly people are particularly at risk, making up a large percentage of reported deaths.

"We are determined to rid Warwickshire of dangerous and unsafe electrical blankets and I urge pensioners to take up this opportunity."

To book an appointment, call free on 0800 413332.

Age Concern Warwickshire will also carry out free electrical blanket tests in Leamington in October. For an appointment, call 08457 009966 from September 24.
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