As with any product, safety tends to be the number one concern for the potential buyers, especially when electric products are in question. Faulty, unsafe or poorly made electric products can cause serious injuries and can be safety hazard.
What to look for in a safe electric blanket
When choosing your electric blanket, it is a good idea to make sure that the electric blanket you are considering buying is UL certified. The UL is the stamp of Underwriters Laboratories responsible for the safety analysis of the new technologies and electrical products.
If your electric blanket is UL listed, you can be assured that it conforms to the highest standards of safety, as this certification is the most widely recognized and trusted in the U.S.
For further safety and a piece of mind, you may also want to consider electric blankets that have an auto turn-off feature. This is especially vital if you or your loved ones tend to leave the blanket on throughout the night and sometimes may forget to turn it off. The auto turn-off safety feature ensures that the electric blanket stops heating after an allocated time to prevent accidents or burns.
Some blankets, such as The Soft Heat Luxury Micro-Fleece Low-Voltage Electric Heated Blanket, utilize low voltage in order to further increase the safety. With this blanket, it is highly unlikely for the electric shock to occur, even if the blanket gets accidentally wet. Because of this, the Underwriter Laboratories have declared the Soft Heat Luxury Micro-Fleece Low-Voltage Electric Heated Blanket’s voltage as Non-hazardous.
In addition to this, the Soft Heat Luxury Micro-Fleece Low-Voltage Electric Heated Blanket has an overheating mechanism, which either lowers or turns the blanket off if there is an unexpected temperature spike.
This is an especially important safety feature to look out for in an electric blanket, as blankets tend to get wadded up at times. When this happens, the wadded up areas of the blanket are still being heated, but with nowhere for the heat to escape, the blanket can get overheated, catch fire or cause burns.
Why SoftHeat is the ultimate safest electric blanket
Having an overheating mechanism in the blanket can prevent this by detecting an even minor of temperature spikes and regulating it before it gets out of hand. If the heat spikes in a particular place on the blanket are not controlled, the blanket itself could catch fire, or the hot wires could singe part of the blanket
To further test the The Soft Heat Luxury Micro-Fleece Low-Voltage Electric Heated Blanket’s safety claims, The Electric Blanket Institute did a number of rigorous tests on the blanket’s wring and the blanket itself.
They submerged the exposed wires into the water and found that not even a tingle of a shock was generated, confirming the claims of the company that the Soft Heat Luxury Micro-Fleece Low-Voltage Electric Heated Blanket is truly the safest electric blanket currently on the market.
Generally, for safety reasons, it is advised that you never leave your pet unattended around an electric blanket, as they can scratch, claw or bite at the blanket, either exposing or cutting the wires which can cause an electric shock or other accidents.
While such is still advisable, the Soft Heat Luxury Micro-Fleece Low-Voltage Electric Heated Blanket is one of the very few where even the pets can be safe around.
Due to its low voltage, tested safety features and the temperature regulating technology it is unlikely that any pet accidents or scratches on the blanket will be hazardous to you or your pet. If, however, your electric blanket has been damaged, it is still safer not to use it until the fault has been repaired.
Unlike other electric blankets, The Soft Heat Luxury Micro-Fleece Low-Voltage Electric Heated Blanket blanket gets warm, rather than hot, and the heat is evenly distributed throughout the blanket. This offers an extra security and protection from burns or overheating, especially when sleeping.
Though most modern blankets have an auto turn-off feature, blankets that get very hot can be a hazard, especially after a few hours on a full blast or when sleeping.
Just as with many other electric blankets, they should never be used together with other electric blanket or heated mattresses as this can be a hazard and it may cause accidents.
From the evidence we collected and our own experience, the Soft Heat Luxury Micro-Fleece Low-Voltage Electric Heated Blanket is the safest electric blanket currently on the market.