Each year approximately 24,000 children are treated from shock and burns after sticking items into slots of electrical receptacles. To prevent these types of injuries, the National Electrical Code now requires Tamper Resistant Receptacles (TRRs) in new and renovated homes.
Outlet covers are out
Studies have shown that children over the age of 2 can easily remove outlet covers
Tamper Resistant Outlet Covers are no longer approved by independence testing laboratories
TRRs require no additional parts, there’s no need to remember to put them in
Outlet covers carry a higher risk of overheating and can be a fire hazard
Tamper Resistant Receptacles (TRRs)
Certified by independent Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories
Built in shutters prevent foreign objects from being inserted into receptacle
Permanent solutions to outlet covers
Installing a TRR in your home costs only slightly more than a traditional receptacle does.
Complies with the most recent version of the National Electrical Code
TRRs are available with GFCI and AFCI protection
Regular receptacles can easily be replaced with a TRR by a qualified electrician with no additional modifications
Does plugging into a TRR feel different?
The shutters in a TRR will operation like a traditional outlet to open and accept a plug when equal pressure is applied on both sides. Make sure the plug’s blades are straight and are equal lengths, so they hit the shutter simultaneously.
Common blade issues, such as bent and splayed blades, can easily be corrected by straightening out the plug’s blades.