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 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 operate 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.