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