Product Spotlight: Safety 1st Child Proof Clear View Stove Knob Covers

Product Spotlight: Safety 1st Child Proof Clear View Stove Knob Covers

Often on the Child Safety Store blog, we like to highlight some of our favorite products. In today’s product spotlight, we’re taking a closer look at the Safety 1st Child Proof Clear View Stove Knob Covers. 

Safety in the Kitchen

Let’s face it, when it comes to danger in the home, one of the scariest rooms for parents can be the kitchen. Between sharp utensils, outlets, and heavy appliances, there are far too many ways for a curious child to get hurt. Of course, we can’t talk about kitchen safety without talking about the stove. 

In any kitchen, the stove and oven burn red hot. That heat can scorch little hands or even cause major fire damage to your home. Fire safety is so important that one of our earlier articles was dedicated to home burn safety.

Of course, knowing that the potential danger exists is only half the battle. What can a parent do if this danger actually presents itself? Well, for the oven, we’ve written a full article about choosing the best oven locks. These can keep the oven door closed, which can help to prevent potential tragedies.

Stove Knob Safety

In today’s blog, let’s look a bit higher than the oven, toward the stove knobs. These handy but troublesome devices activate the stovetop and can easily injure a curious child. Each year, over 300 children are treated in the emergency room after sustaining a burn injury.

Even if the stove isn’t lit, a turned knob on a gas stove could still be releasing hazardous fumes into the room. One way to prevent this danger is to remove the stove knobs altogether. That’s helpful and almost completely eliminates the danger, but it can be very irritating to parents or guardians who are attempting to cook. 

No doubt about it, having to reinstall the knobs whenever you want to use the stove is a hassle. A better and more convenient solution is to use a stove knob cover. Today, we’ll focus specifically on the Safety 1st  Child Proof Clear View Stove Knob Covers. This set of five covers fit right over the knobs to prevent children from being able to turn them. In addition, the covers are clear, allowing you to easily see whether the burner is in use. When it's time to cook, simply pop open the cover's hinged lid to access the knob. It couldn’t be easier. 

Product Info: Safety 1st Child Proof Clear View Stove Knob Covers

This pack of five plastic safety covers from Safety 1st are made of heat-resistant plastic. They easily slip over stove knobs to prevent children from being able to turn the stove on by themselves. The clear material allows parents to be able to judge at a glance whether the stove is on or off.

Here’s some of the information from the product description on our site:

  • These clear Safety 1st plastic covers install easily and fit over your stove knobs to keep children from turning them. Simply pop open the cover's hinged lid to access the knob when it's time to cook.
  • Easily confirm whether a stove burner is on or off with the clear, see-through lids.
  • Each knob is made from durable, heat-resistant plastic to resist wear and hold up to repeated use.
  • These plastic safety covers feature a universal design and are oversized to fit the knobs of most modern appliances.
  • This set includes five stove knob covers.
  • Safety 1st Child Proof Clear View Stove Knob Covers are for indoor use only.

To learn more, check out our detailed video about kitchen safety:

 

Stove safety is always worth keeping in mind. It is possible to reduce the risks by staying vigilant. Products like the Safety 1st Child Proof Clear View Stove Knob Covers can help.

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