Tamper Resistant Receptacle
Why are these important?
for Child Safety!
The New Ontario Electrical Code has added a very important addition in April, 2009 and for good reason - an average of 7 children per day are treated for injuries due to contact with electrical outlets and 89% of these are under the age of 6.
The code now requires all outlets that are accessible to children in new homes be tamper resistant and if an outlet needs to be replaced or if you are changing outlets due to age, that you replace them with tamper resistant receptacles
A recent CTV new release explains this a little further - Click here
One of the ways we teach our children is to put shapes into the appropriate holes. Some children expand on this concept and try to put paperclips, pens, bobby pins, screws, nails, knoves, forks, keys and many other metal objects into an outlet.