Tamper-resistant receptacles: Childproofing done right

Do you have tamper-resistant receptacles (TRRs) installed in your home to protect your children and grandchildren?

 Quick statistics:

  • Nearly one-third of parents with young children do not have their outlets childproofed.
  • 86 percent of parents who childproof their outlets use plastic outlet caps.
  • 40 percent agree that plastic outlet caps could be removed by toddlers.
  • 44 percent are not familiar at all with TRRs.
  • 61 percent who have TRRs said they were already installed before they moved into the home.

Why are TRRs preferred over other outlet protection?

  • 100 percent of all 2-4 year olds were able to remove one type of plastic outlet cap within 10 seconds in a study by Temple University.
  • Outlet caps may pose as a choking hazard.

 Source: esfi.org

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