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Regardless of whether or not you own or rent your residence or have children, tamper resistant receptacles are required. Even if you don’t have children living with you, children of friends and relatives require protection when visiting. Also, electrical shock and burn accidents related to contact with an electrical outlet are not limited to children.
The National Electrical Code (NEC) is the standard for the safe installation of electrical wiring and equipment in the United States. The NEC, while having no legally binding regulation as written, is generally adopted by states and municipalities as the standards by which they enforce safe electrical practices within their jurisdiction. Considered the benchmark for safe electrical installations, the NEC is published by The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) every three years.
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Simply covering an unused outlet with a receptacle cap or outlet cover is not sufficient protection for children. These products are easily removed and once removed the outlet is no longer protected. Furthermore, the receptacle cap or outlet cover can be a choking hazard.
In 2006, about 1,800 children under the age of 14 received treatment at a hospital emergency room due to electrical shock or burns caused by improper contact with an electrical outlet.
A tamper resistant outlet looks and functions like a regular outlet with an added safety feature that helps protect small children from electrical shocks and burns. These receptacles have spring-
Tamper Resistant Outlets
The National Electrical Code (NEC) stipulates that new and renovated dwellings should have tamper resistant outlets (also called tamper resistant receptacles, TROs and child safety outlets). Property owners should install tamper resistant outlets to protect against the possibility of disaster.