Why Safety 1st Adjustable Power Strip Covers?
They’re easy to use, durable and a good value. The Safety 1st power strip cover can be easily adjusted to cover the full power strip, including the plugs, and they can be used on the floor or mounted on the wall. Safety 1st can also customize to the number of outlets plugged into your wall, allowing for full use of the outlet. You don't have to unplug anything or cover each plug when you unplug something like you do with an outlet plug. Adults can still turn off extension cords and plug/unplug things that are regular sized without having to take anything apart.
What issues come from having too many cords in one place?
1. Your child can go into the area and play around with open electrical cords, outlets and appliances. This can result in electrical injuries like shocks or burns.
2. Your child can go into the area where there are a lot of electrical cords together and unplug an electrical appliance from the outlet by yanking or pulling the wire. This can result in the same electrical injuries and can cause heavy electrical appliances to fall onto your child.
The fact is, having electrical cords bundle up together creates serious threats to young children in the home.
To baby proof your home, we suggest choosing a power strip cover that helps keep outlets covered and cords tucked away from children’s reach; that’s customizable to ensure safety in your home’s television, computer, or kitchen appliance area; and that’s full length and leaves no vulnerable space for your child to pull the cords or mess with the outlets.
The solution is Safety 1st.
The Safety 1st cover can simply fit over your electrical cords, bundle them together and hide any cords so your child can’t get into a dangerous situation. The product will simply adjust to the closed cords securely so there is no room for your child to grab and pull. The outlets stay covered so your child can’t plug in or out appliances that shouldn’t be messed with, and the power strip cover can be wall mounted for use off the floor like near computers or televisions.
The Importance of Using Power Strip Covers - The Statistics Are Serious
Unlike electrical outlet covers, power strips or bars are more difficult to baby proof. Most homes have bundles of cords around the TV, computer, and kitchen areas that can cause serious harm to young children who visit the area unsupervised. These cords bundle up on the ground and in some cases, children will go to the area that plug the cords in or play with the electrical outlet. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) estimates that each year over 2,400 children experience electrical shock or burn injuries from poking around the outlets or plugging on cords [source: https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Fire-causes-and-risks/Top-fire-causes/Electrical/Tamper-resistant-electrical-receptacles]. They even report over 10 child deaths each year related to injuries near electrical outlets or cords. In fact, children account for 20 percent of electrical injuries. “They occur most often in the home, with exposure to electrical outlets and wires the most common cause. [source: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/articles/treating-children-with-electrical-injuries.]
Frequently Asked Questions
Are outlet covers enough or do I really need a power strip cover too?
An outlet cover alone is not enough because covers require an outlet to not be used. Practically speaking, that doesn’t work in many situations, especially if you work from home or have outlets in heavily used areas of your home where kids spend time. SO, power strip covers are especially useful in rooms where you need continuous use of outlets and do not want to plug and unplug individual outlets over and over again (with outlet plugs) just to get electric power to appliances, computers, TVs, devices etc.
Is the Safety 1st power strip cover adjustable?
Yes, it can adjust to the size of your power cord. Fits over most standard power strips up to 13.5 inches in length.
What colors are available?
Currently, white is available.
On what surfaces can they be installed in your home?
They can be installed on a floor or on a wall.
How do you clean your Safety 1st power strip cover?
First, remove the power strip cover. Carefully clean each surface, allowing time for each surface to fully dry before using the product again.
What rooms in the house should the Safety 1st power strip cover be used?
Safety 1st power strip covers are made for use throughout your home where electrical cords bundle up together like near televisions, computers, and kitchen appliances. Offices, kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms, children’s rooms and nurseries and basements are common places to use them. They are undoubtedly the best way to baby proof an area where cords are in abundance and create a potentially dangerous situation for your child.
When should you install electrical babyproofing products like power strip covers?
Reduce the risk of electrical shock and burns by installing a Safety 1st cover as one of your first baby proofing duties. Don’t wait! Stay proactive by improving safety today!
Is it safe to cover a power strip?
Yes, it is when you use a Safety 1st power strip cover. Anything flammable should not be placed anywhere near your outlets. Never overload a power strip. Only use in dry areas. Never daisy chain power strips. Always consult a professional, licensed electrician with any questions.
Where can I download the Manufacturer’s User Guide?
Currently, you can download it here: https://www.safety1st.com/us-en/power-strip-cover-10409-s1-us-en.html.
Customer Reviews from Manufacturer
Below are some recent reviews of the Manufacturer’s product.
“This is an absolute treasure I would recommend this above anything else.”
“Perfect for keeping little hands away from your electronics!”
“It is sturdy.”
“A must for a household with young kids…. easy to set up.“
“This is such an awesome product! I've had issues keeping my son away from our surge protectors and such and this is perfect to keep little hands away from danger. Super easy to use also.”
“I like that this covers up my power strip in my home office. I don't have to worry about my little one sticking objects or his little fingers in the power sockets… I would definitely purchase this product.”
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