Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Child safe outlet.

2400 children under 10 a year are hospitalized for tampering with outlets. Outlets with "child-proof caps" are not proven safe, because children can easily remove the caps and stick something into the outlet. The best solution: TAMPER RESISTANT OUTLETS. These outlets are different from regular outlets because you actually have to put both prongs of a plug in at the same time for the outlet to create electricity. This means that if your child sticks a fork in one side of the outlet, there will be no shock. As of January 1, 2008, all new homes are required by the National Electric Code to contain only these types of outlets. They are a quick and easy upgrade for your older home, simply call your local electrician to come over and replace your old outlets with new, safer receptacles.

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