Maintenance and Safety Practices

Instructions
  1. The heated area of any warming bedding should always lie flat. That is, it should never be bunched up, folded or balled up (e.g. between the mattress and the footboard) such that the heat generated in the middle of that ball has no place to escape.

  2. Do not use warming bedding with infants or very small children, people with disabilities, anyone who is immobile or cannot operate the controls properly, anyone insensitive to heat or anyone who cannot understand these directions.

  3. There should be nothing between the user’s body and the electric bedding, except a thin bed-sheet.

  4. Turn off the bedding appliance when not in use.

  5. Do not use a heated blanket and a heated mattress pad at the same time; it could result in overheating.

  6. Never iron your electric blanket or electric mattress pad. Ironing may melt the heating wire insulation.

  7. Never dry clean or use cleaning fluid on your product. Dry cleaning solvents may damage the heater wire insulation.

  8. Do not tug at the wires or use the cord as a handle. The circuits and connections may get damaged.

  9. Do not use with damaged cords. Damaged cords can lead to fire. Contact us and we can provide you with new cords.

  10. Never run the control cords between the mattress and the box springs. (This advice is similar to the advice about never running an appliance or lamp cord under a rug.) The cord could become damaged by friction or the heat from the electricity in the cord could be trapped there with no place to escape eventually becoming a fire hazard.

  1. Never pinch any of the heating wires or the control cords in any way. Therefore do not use automatic bedding with adjustable beds, Murphy beds, pull-out sofas, or reclining chairs where any electrical cords or heater wires could become pinched in the mechanisms.

  2. Wrapping the cord around the controls may damage the cord. Loop loosely when storing.

  3. Do not reconnect the heating product or use it until it is COMPLETELY DRY (e.g. after washing)

  4. Do not allow pets to be around your warming bedding. A sharp claw or a tooth may puncture the wire insulation or damage the wiring itself.

  5. Do not use pins around warming bedding. They can puncture the heater wire insulation.

  6. Do not use heated bedding on a “hospital” type adjustable bed where the heated wires could become entrapped in the “fold” which would lead to overheating and could become a fire hazard.

  7. Run our products only on 200-230 VAC supply unless stated otherwise.

  8. Do not use another electronic heating device in conjunction with electric blankets or pads. Both of them may get damaged.

  9. Do not use an electric blanket or electric mattress pad on a waterbed.

  10. Finally if you observe your electric blanket or electric mattress pad operating unusually or improperly (e.g. seems too hot in one area or you see a scorch mark) contact us.

Washing and Drying Electric Blankets

We allow limited machine washing and drying of our products. We recommend a short gentle wash cycle and limited machine drying. We insist that the dryer be large enough to allow the bedding to tumble freely during drying.

Commercial dryers should not be used. The reason for this is that some commercial dryers are very hot and the product may be damaged from the heat.

Storing Electric Blankets

There is no real need to store an electric blanket or mattress pad for the summer season. You can continue to use it on your bed without turning it on. However if you wish to store one, you should follow these general rules:

  1. Unplug the controls from the wall and from the bedding.

  2. Check the blanket or pad for any unusual things such as exposed wiring, scorched fabric, connector not well secured to the fabric, etc. If the bedding is dirty, this is a good time to wash it.

  3. Check the controls and cords for any unusual things such as a crack in the plastic, any darkened areas, any cuts or crimped areas in the insulation.

  4. Loosely wrap the cords either around the control or in a separate loose coil. You may wish to bag the control(s) separately. If you do, keep the cord(s) loose being sure not to pinch the cord or put it into a severe strain anywhere.

  5. Either roll up or fold up the blanket/pad gently being careful not to put any of the heater wires into a sharp hard fold.

  6. Put the bedding and control together into a large plastic bag and seal the bag (e.g. with a twist tie).

  7. Store the bag in a place that is rodent free until you need the bedding again.

  8. When you put it back into use, make certain that the blanket or pad connectors are connected tightly. Insecure connections are the cause for many safety (e.g. overheating) and reliability (e.g. controllers don’t work properly) problems.