Sunbeam, Westpointe & J.c. Penny's Electric Blanket / These new electric blankets are a rip off!
I've purchased 3 electric "warming" blankets since January or February of this year. I have listed them above. Honestly, none of them worked over six weeks (if that long). Once I got them up to a good, high heat...they freaked out & basically just quit.
I assume that the companies are so afraid of being sued these days that they won't make the good, old-fashioned kinds that our family used when I was a young girl. (I'm 59 now). Practically everyone I knew used electric blankets & I NEVER heard of an injury, fire, electrical shock, etc. back in the '60's & 70's.
I've Googled this & have read precisely the same complaints about exactly the same 3 products from a magnitude of other people. I mean it has literally become a joke among consumers, as well as in my family about Moma and her ongoing, yet futile quest for that ONE illusive electric blanket that would truly warm her throughout at least one winter season!!! I KNOW they do not exist...UNLESS...My husband has ordered me what is called the "Classic Electric Blanket" from the Vermont Country Store. One of the people recommended this in my Google search. So I read about it and I am hoping it's one that gets hot & stays hot...and that the company that manufactures it is not afraid to provide real heat to real people who are freezing to death at night! My crippled arms and shoulders won't allow me to lift a bunch of covers. I need that one light blanket which will be twice as hot as most people could stand.
WARNING! WARNING! Do NOT buy the three products listed: Electric blankets by : Sunbeam, Westpointe, and J.
C. Penny's Top-of-the-Line model. The second one cost $146. All cost well over $80 for only a double bed model.
None of minded work over 3-4 weeks.,,and the many people I googled reported exactly the same results. If the "Classic Electric" from Vermont Company Store ends up working, I WILL report back. If it doesn't, I' SURELY report back. Thanks for allowing me to "vent".
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