This is a very important election. I am putting this to you to decide. Feel free to explain your choice when you reply, to help clarify the issues.
Issue: I get cold, especially at night when I'm trying to fall asleep. I've never had an electric blanket because I've read too many Consumer Product Safety Commission reports about electrical shorts, melting and burn injuries. There's also a business consideration, as most electric blankets are made by Sunbeam (there was a point where the word "monopoly" was tossed around.)
Here are the questions:
Question 1: Should I quit being a worry wart and get an electric blanket?
Question 2: Do you have (and use) an electric blanket?
Question 3: Are the safety concerns great enough to affect purchasing decisions?
(I get a lot of time to think about these things while I'm awake and shivering.)