Awareness of the potential danger electric outlets in your home can pose to children is essential. These outlets are usually found in every room of the house, many of which are situated at a height that young children can easily reach. There are two main types of outlets – grounded and ungrounded. To ensure your home is safe, take these straightforward precautions to prevent young children from fiddling with electrical outlets.
These outlet covers are a reliable way to protect young children from electrical hazards. They come with a cover shielding the socket when not used.
Box Outlet Covers
This outlet cover is suitable for household appliances that need to remain plugged in. It is available in various sizes and protects outlets of all sizes. They are easy to remove and safeguard children from accessing outlets.
Outlet Plugs Are Also Helpful
Plastic outlet plugs can be inserted into any outlet in your home to prevent young children from tampering with them. It’s essential to keep track of unplugged outlet plugs, as a child can still gain access to the outlet.
Other Options To Consider
- Tamper Resistant Receptacles: These receptacles have spring-like plates that close openings on a particular outlet. For them to open, you have to apply pressure to both sides.
- Locking fit outlet covers and combination switch outlets are two more ideas to cover electrical outlets. They are similar to a regular plastic outlet, but the only difference is that they lock.
- A combination switch uses a tamper-resistant receptacle and a switch. It can also control the overall power of an outlet.
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