How Long should you keep an electric blanket?

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I have an electric blanket that was at the bottom of my hope chest and forgot I had it. It looks like it's in GREAT condition and hardly used in 30 years but I am wanting to be safe & not have a fire while sleeping! Does anyone know what I should check for or should I just toss it out? Thank you!!!

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  • Rowgop (Pam) Rowgop (Pam) on May 07, 2018
    Your electric blanket should be replaced at least every 10 years. Keeping your electric blanket for longer than you should is potentially dangerous and is another fundamental safety tip to be aware of.

  • Mogie Mogie on May 07, 2018
    Your electric blanket should be replaced at least every 10 years.

  • Suzann Suzann on May 07, 2018
    Since the wiring is thirty years old and has been folded you won't know what condition it is in. If this were my find I would toss it and not take any chances

  • DesertRose DesertRose on May 07, 2018
    Electric blankets, especially the old ones are notorious for causing fires. If it were mine and I used it, I would NOT plug it in. My sister's daughter had a fire in the middle of the night with hers.

  • Elise Lynn Elise Lynn on May 07, 2018
    Thank you that's what I was thinking. When it doubt throw it out!

  • Jennifer Jennifer on May 07, 2018
    I agree with the others. You haven't missed it in 30 years so I'd just toss it.

  • Rowgop (Pam) Rowgop (Pam) on May 07, 2018
    You are welcome. Have a wonderful day!

  • Alison Savill Alison Savill on May 07, 2018
    you should use a footie blanket fleece as it uses your body heat to get warm i threw mine away the electric blanket as there not safe after a while

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    • Alison Savill Alison Savill on May 10, 2018
      With one that uses your own body heat at least it can’t malfunction and burn you