Keeping Children Safe From Electrical Accidents
You know what they say, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” That’s especially true when it comes to protecting children from electrical accidents.
Children are naturally curious and don’t understand the power of electricity — that’s why you need to protect them. The best way is to cover exposed outlets with protective devices, and there are several options on the market.
LCEC recommends a sliding outlet cover, where you insert the prongs into the holes, slide the plug to the right and then push the plug in.
Another option is a hinged outlet cover that snaps over cords plugged into the outlet. These covers prevent children from pulling the plug from the outlet.
You can also buy a night-light and outlet cover in one. The device plugs into the upper socket of an outlet, and leaves lower outlet accessible through a hinged door. This cover protects children from the outlet and provides light.
There are other options on the market, so visit your local home improvement store or surf the web to find the option that works best for you.
If you would like more information, visit www.lcec.net for safety and energy saving tips!