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. […]

Fuse and Breaker Breakdown

National Electrical Safety Month 2015 Do you know what’s inside your electrical service panel? Fuses and circuit breakers protect an overloaded electrical circuit by interrupting the flow of electricity, but there are many variations that offer different levels of protection. This Fuse and Breaker Breakdown will help determine what you have in your home, and […]

Outlets: The Ins and Outs

National Electrical Safety Month 2015 When it comes to selecting electrical outlets, there are a lot of options to consider. This guide provides an overview of the common types of outlets and the level of safety protection they bring to the home. Outlet types include two-pronged receptacle, grounded receptacle, tamper-resistant receptacle, arc fault circuit interrupter […]

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 […]

TRRs: 50 Cents to Protect a Child

What are Tamper Resistant Receptacles (TRRs)? Though they look like standard outlets, only TRRs include a built-in shutter system that prevents foreign objects from being inserted.  Only a plug that applies simultaneous, equal pressure to both slots will disengage the cover plates, allowing access to the contact points.  Without this synchronized pressure, the cover plates […]

TRR Virtual Demonstration

Each year, nearly 2,400 children are treated in hospitals for shocks and burns from electrical outlets. Most of these injuries are the result of small children placing ordinary household objects into the outlets with disastrous consequences. Fortunately, childproofing your home is now easier thanks to tamper resistant receptacles, or TRRs.

Types of Tamper-Resistant Receptacles

Major wiring device manufacturers offer a wide range of tamper-resistant receptacles through specialized electrical distributors, home improvement centers and hardware stores. Many colors are available in both 15A and 20A capacities. Contractors, specifiers, builders and homeowners should have no difficulty in sourcing tamper-resistant receptacles appropriate to any application. Traditional Residential Receptacles  Contemporary Residential Receptacles Matches […]