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Fire risk: Morphy Richards recalls electric blankets

Refund or replacement offered for faulty blankets

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Morphy Richards is recalling three electric blankets after finding they can develop a fault that has the potential to cause them to overheat and catch fire.

The blankets affected are:

  • Morphy Richards 75310 
  • Morphy Richards 75311 
  • Morphy Richards 75312 

Which? electric blanket expert Matt Clear says: ‘We carry out safety tests on all the electric blankets we test, but problems can develop over time so it’s essential that you get your blanket checked regularly – ideally once a year.’

If you’re looking for an electric blanket to keep you warm through the winter, check out the Which? electric blanket reviews.

What to do if you have one of these blankets

Owners of the affected blankets are urged to stop using them and contact Morphy Richards by telephone (01709 572570) or by e-mail (blankets@morphyrichards.co.uk) for a replacement model or a refund. Telephone lines are open Monday – Friday between 8:30am and 4:00pm.

The blankets affected were sold throughout the UK and Ireland between October 2008 and January 2010 via independent retailers and through the Morphy Richards website.

None of the blankets affected have been tested by Which?. 

Which? has reviewed other electric blankets from Morphy Richards, along with models from leading brands such as Dreamland, Silentnight and Slumberland.

Maintaining your electric blanket

Be sure to regularly look out for signs of wear and tear on your blanket. The main things to check are:

• frayed blanket edges
• scorch marks
• exposed, damaged or broken wiring
• the blanket won’t heat up properly.

Your local council may have a service that can check your blanket for you, either through trading standards or the fire service. If not, contact the manufacturer or a qualified electrician.

Read our guide to using electric blankets safely for more tips on keeping your blanket fault-free.

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