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 foreign objects from being inserted into the outlet
  • Required by the National Electrical Code since 2008

Where to Install:

All 15A-20A, 125v and 150v outlets in the following areas must be tamper resistant

  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Bedroom
  • Living Room
  • Hallways
  • Family Rooms
  • Laundry areas
  • Bathroom
  • Garage
  • Outdoors


  • Outlets located more than 5 ½ ft above the floor
  • Outlets that are part of a luminaire
  • Outlets dedicated to appliances that cannot be easily moved

New in 2017:

Tamper Resistant Receptacles are required in new and renovated:

  • Childcare facilities
  • Hotel and motel guest rooms
  • Preschools and elementary education facilities
  • Gyms, skating rinks, auditoriums and places of waiting
  • Offices, corridors, waiting rooms, and similar rooms in clinic, medical and dental offices, and outpatient facilities