He is 8 and last night he had his pal over for a sleep over.
He is in the loft bedroom, with fire doors and a electric smoke alarm right outside his door. Its SO hot up there at the moment and i dont want to leave his bedroom window open as he worries about burglers (no idea where this has come from, we have never spoken about burglers ever)
I suddenly got a terrible panic about the fan setting on fire. We have had it since his birth, is a large stand up one and its at the side of his room where the door is....the escape route in other words.
I couldnt sleep a wink all night. Went up and checked on it about 50 times Electrical fires are the main causes of house fires arent they?????
Please, slap me hard across the face with a fish or sumat....
How about putting one of those safety window restricter things on his window - you know, the kind that allows it to be opened only a few inches. That will allow fresh air in (better than recycled stale air anyway) and may reassure your son re safety.
"electrical fault" is what they say when they don't know what caused it. It is actually very rare to see an electrical accessory catch fire, although they can smoke, scorch and char. Normal people notice the smell and do something about it. It is almost impossible to make a cable catch fire in a domestic installation.
IIRC most fires occur in houses of people who smoke. although chip pans (in the days before electric ones) used to start some nasty ones.
Is the fan on all night? We have a tower fan that has a timer and I can set it to anything up to three hours and it turns itself off. You could set it when he goes to bed and it would turn off once he is asleep.