Tamper Resistant Recipticle
In North America, approximately 2,400 children receive emergency room treatment every year for injuries caused by inserting objects into electrical receptacles according to U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Canadian Hospitals Injury Reporting and Prevention Program. Tamper resistant receptacles are now required by the Canadian Electrical Code to be installed in all areas excluding receptacles dedicated for microwaves, refrigerators, freezers, kitchen counters or receptacles located in the attic or crawl space. Tamper resistant receptacles incorporate a mechanical built-in shutter system that prevent single pronged objects such as keys, hairpins and nails from touching electrically live components. Tamper resistant receptacles offer permanent protection unlike plastic outlet caps that can be removed.
Maintain a high level of safety in your home by making sure your outlets are tamper resistant, protecting your children from harm. Call us today to take advantage of this service and allow us to perform a free Home Safety Check-up.
- Provides permanent protection from electrical shock caused by inserting objects such as keys, hairpins and nails into receptacles
- Required by the Canadian Electrical Code to be installed in all areas excluding receptacles for microwaves, refrigerators, freezers, kitchen counters or receptacles in the attic or crawl space