Electrical Safety Public Service Announcement
Is your home up to the latest National Electrical Code? The National Electrical Code is designed to keep your home and your loved ones safe, but is only enforced with new construction. As a homeowner, it is your responsibility to ensure that your property is up to code. You can accomplish this by having your […]
Tamper Resistant Receptacles: Is Your State Keeping Children Safe
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were an average of 4,963 injuries caused by electrical receptacles between 2008 and 2016 with the majority of injuries occurring in children under the age of 18. See what version of the National Electrical Code your state is on Common Causes of Injury An average of 2,850 […]
Tamper Resistant Receptacles: Childproofing Done Right
A study by Temple University found that 100% of all 2-4 year olds were able to remove one type of plastic outlet cap within 10 seconds. Properly childproof your outlets by installing Tamper Resistant Receptacles. How to Properly Childproof Your Home: Tamper Resistant Receptacles offer a permanent solution to outlet covers Built in shutters prevent […]
Do your Outlets Need an Upgrade?
Did you know that an electrical outlet can do much more than provide electricity? They can be life saving devices by preventing shocks, burns and even fires. Do your outlets need an upgrade? Learn about these specialized electrical outlets with added features to provide a safer home. The major specialized outlets are: Ground Fault […]
How Protected Are Children From Electric Shock? A Tamper Resistant Receptacle Survey
Each year, 2,400 children in the U.S. are treated for injuries caused by electrical outlets. ESFI surveyed mothers with young children to gauge the public’s understanding of the importance of Tamper Resistant Receptacles (TRRs), which have been required by the National Electrical Code since 2008 to prevent these injuries. Nearly 1/3 of parents with young […]
What is a Tamper Resistant Receptacle?
TRRs resemble regular receptacles but they’re so much more. In fact, they provide a permanent solution to childhood shock caused by tampering with electrical outlets. TRRs feature built in safety shutters that block foreign objects from being inserted into the receptacle. TRRs required by the National Electrical Code since 2008 Internal shutters block foreign objects […]
Safety from the Inside: Tamper Resistant Receptacles (TRRs)
Each year approximately 2,400 children are treated from shocks 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 […]
Safety is the Difference – Tamper Resistant Receptacles (TRRs)
Children are curious. They crawl, they feel, they touch, they explore. But sometimes curiosity can lead to danger, such as when children tamper with an electrical receptacle. Fortunately there’s now a receptacle that can safeguard this everyday source of danger. Learn more about Tamper Resistant Receptacles (TRRs) and their life-saving potential. The 2008 National Electrical […]
What Does a Tamper Resistant Receptacle (TRR) Do?
Tamper resistant receptacles (TRRs) provide a simple, permanent solution for preventing common childhood shock and electrical burn injuries caused by tampering with a wall outlet. Unprotected outlets are a hazard for small children. Serious injuries result when common household objects are pushed into the slots. TRRs replace standard outlets to protect children from injury. A […]
Q & A: Tamper Resistant Receptacles
Located in practically every room in every home, electrical outlets and receptacles represent a constant and real danger wherever young children are found. Tamper resistant receptacle (TRR) technology provides a simple, affordable, permanent solution to help prevent childhood shock and burn injuries caused by tampering with wall outlets. What are tamper resistant receptacles, or TRRs? […]
Tamper Resistant Outlets: Children’s Safety Public Service Announcement
The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) has good news for parents, grandparents, and caregivers. You can protect your children from being among the nearly 7 children a day who are treated in hospitals for injuries associated with electrical outlets. Childproofing your outlets is easy – and inexpensive – with the use of Tamper Resistant Outlets. […]
Tamper Resistant Receptacles (TRR): White Paper
The Unfortunate Facts An analysis of U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) data over a 10 year period from 1991 to 2001 revealed that over 24,000 children under the age of 10 years old were treated in emergency rooms as the result of receptacle-related incidents. That’s an average of almost 7 children a day! These […]