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 Code (NEC) requires all new and renovated homes to have TRRs
The average American home is 41 years old. Homes upgraded before the 2008 NEC may not have TRR protection
In a 10 year study, 24,000 children (7 a day) were treated in emergency rooms for receptacle-related injuries**
TRRs cost as little as $0.50 more than a standard outlet
Hairpins, keys, and fingers are the top three items inserted into outlets by a child
The shutter system in TRRs allows only plugs to be inserted while preventing access to foreign objects
100% of all 2-4 year olds were able to remove one type of plastic outlet cap within 10 seconds*
Upgrade to Tamper Resistant Receptacles, it could save a life.
*Study conducted by Temple University Biokinectics Research
**Study conducted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission