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"How Do Tamper-Resistant Outlets Protect Kids and Families from Injury?"

Tamper resistant receptacles have been required by code for new residential developments since 2008 for the safety of families and their children. Tamper resistant receptacles prevent items from being lodged into them by having shutters that can only be opened by a two prong cord end that is inserted evenly into the outlet. These receptacles prevent shocks and other harmful injuries to people of all ages, not just children.

Not sure if you have tamper resistant plugs in your home? Most if not all tamper resistant receptacles have the label "TR" etched into the face of the outlet. If your home is older than 10 years or you don't have these outlets, you may want to look into upgrading to this tamper resistant type. This will save the hassle of buying those outlet covers that can fall out or be easily removed. With the built in protection of these tamper resistant receptacles, you won't have to worry about the avoidable dangerous situations normal outlets can cause.

cord end being held near receptacle

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