As many as 2,400 children suffer severe shock and burns every year when they stick items into the slots of electrical receptacles. It is reported that there are 6 to 12 fatalities a year related to this.
These injuries occur when children put ordinary household objects, such as keys, pins, or paperclips into the outlets resulting in disastrous consequences.
Thus, electrical outlets and receptacles present a constant and real threat to young children.
But now, with advancement in technology we have tamper resistant receptacles, or TRRs, which give a simple, affordable, reliable, and permanent solution to help prevent these kinds of injuries.
TRRs are a low cost solution to childhood shocks and burns and are mandatory by the latest National Electrical Code in the following parts of homes:
- Dining Room
- Family Room
- Living Room
It is advised to have your whole home electrical inspection done by a qualified electrician to ensure your home is up to code and is safe.