Tamper Resistant Receptacles – The Latest in Safety

The 2008 National Electrical Code (NEC) mandates for Tamper Resistant (TR) Receptacles in all new residential housing. This requirement results from a Consumer Product Safety Commission study that documented injuries in the home caused each year by children attempting to insert foreign objects into receptacles. TR receptacles have been mandated in hospital pediatric wards for over 20 years and have proven to effectively prevent electrical injuries.

Why Tamper-Resistant (TR) Receptacles are safer than other preventive measures

  • Once installed, they are permanent, offering continuous protection unlike plastic outlet caps that can be removed
  • Shuttered wallplates add layers of material between blades and receptacle contacts.  Underwriters Laboratories (UL) has withdrawn its listing from tamper-resistant wallplates
  • Tamper-resistant receptacles are certified and subjected to severe and documented testing procedures defined by UL
  • Automatic protection whenever a plug is removed

Do you have children? You don’t have to buy a new home to get this technology. Call Peay’s Electric today for a free quote at (321) 768-0814 or submit your information on line using our “Contact” page at http://brevardelectricians.com

To learn more about Tamper-Resistant receptacles, click on the following links:
View a NEMA video: http://www.childoutletsafety.org/video.html
Visit the NEMA child safety site: http://www.childoutletsafety.org

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