Electrical Safety

From electrical outlet caps and covers to power strip safety covers and plug protectors, Child Safety Store has all of the electrical safety products for children you need to baby and childproof your home.
Cardinal Gates Socket Lockit – Socket Cover

Cardinal Gates Socket Lockit – Socket Cover

Cardinal Gates

$19.95

A socket cover superior to all others! Why? Because it actually locks in place! The Socket Lockit is a locking plug cover that looks like a standa...

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Child Be Safe Modern Decorative Style Electrical Switch/Outlet Cover

Child Be Safe Modern Decorative Style Electrical Switch/Outlet Cover

Child Be Safe

$7.99

The Child Resistant Electrical Switch & Outlet Cover (Modern Switch & Outlet) is a 3 button patented design with extremely durable hinge fi...

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Child Be Safe Traditional Electrical Outlet Cover

Child Be Safe Traditional Electrical Outlet Cover

Child Be Safe

$7.99

Deter children with the Child Resistant Traditional Electrical Outlet Cover from being able to access dangerous electrical outlets with our easy to...

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Child Be Safe Traditional Electrical Switch Cover

Child Be Safe Traditional Electrical Switch Cover

Child Be Safe

$7.99

Save energy with the Child Resistant Traditional Electrical Switch Cover by restricting access to light switches around the house or prevent potent...

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KidCo Electrical Outlet Caps

KidCo Electrical Outlet Caps

KidCo

from $3.99

The Electrical Outlet Caps by KidCo comes in a 12, 24, and 36 pack. They decrease the risk of electrical shock by preventing children from insertin...

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KidCo Universal Outlet Cover - White - 1pk, 3pk

KidCo Universal Outlet Cover - White - 1pk, 3pk

KidCo

from $3.49

Once your baby starts exploring your home, exposed outlets are a major concern. By preventing the insertion of objects into the outlet, it will pre...

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Safety 1st Outlet Cover with Cord Shortener

Safety 1st Outlet Cover with Cord Shortener

Safety 1st

$4.99
$4.59

The Outlet Cover with Cord Shortener by Safety 1st stores up to 4 feet of cord depending on thickness and helps keep curious little hands away from...

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Safety 1st Power Strip Cover

Safety 1st Power Strip Cover

Safety 1st

$9.99

Taking steps to baby proof your home is essential for your child’s safety. Baby proofing electrical outlets should be your main priority. Do not wa...

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Safety 1st Ultra Clear Plug Protectors

Safety 1st Ultra Clear Plug Protectors

Safety 1st

$2.99
$2.49

It's fun watching your baby crawl and toddle around the home, and it's easy to provide them with a safer environment to explore. Specially designed...

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Protect curious children – babyproof your home for electrical safety.

Electrical safety is the one is one of the most important ways to protect your child. Babyproofing electrical outlets and installing childproof outlet covers are key preventative measures that can keep your curious baby out of harm’s way.

Even though it may seem like something that can’t occur in your home, or to your family, keep in mind that the human body is made up of about 60% water, which means our bodies are good conductors of electricity. The Electrical Safety Foundation International reports that almost 7 children are brought to the emergency room daily for electrical shock or burn injuries that were due to the child tampering with a wall outlet. Additionally, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that 70% of child-related electrical accidents occur at home when a parent or other caregiver is present.

Take steps today to ensure the safety of your family by babyproofing electrical outlets and cords in your home.

Electrical Safety Childproofing Tips for Kids

Teach children about electrical safety so that they avoid danger, and babyproof everything electrical in your home. General childproofing tips:

  •     Always survey any area where you may leave your children Crawl around any floors to see your home from your baby’s point of view to locate electrical hazards.
  •     Keep small appliances, hair dryers, electrical rollers etc. stowed away and far away from water sources. Keep gaming equipment away too!
  •     Teach children to keep fingers and objects (especially metal objects) away from outlets to avoid electrocution.
  •     Teach children to never pull a plug from an electrical outlet by its cord.
  •     Outdoors, make sure children stay away from power lines, exposed electrical or any areas marked ‘high voltage.’
  •     Replace any damaged switches in your home.
  •     Always used experienced technicians to repair any electrical in your home.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that each year, there are approximately 4,000 injuries associated with electric extension cords that require an emergency room visit. These injuries often involve fractures, lacerations, contusions, or sprains caused by people tripping over extension cords.

To prevent injuries associated with power cords you should:

  •     Keep unprotected cords out of sight and out of the way of foot traffic to avoid tripping.
  •     Never run an electric cord under a rug, which may cause the cord to overheat and create a tripping hazard.
  •     Install a power cord shortener for particularly long cords.
  •     Inspect cords for damage before using and check for damaged sockets or loose wires. If a cord is hot to the touch, don't use it.
  •     Keep electrical cords and cables organized and tied up as much as possible.

If the human body comes into direct contact with a source of electricity, the current passes through it, causing an electric shock. Depending on the voltage the shock can cause serious injury or even death. Younger children most commonly suffer this type of injury when they bite into electrical cords or poke metal objects such as forks or knives into unprotected outlets or appliances.

To help prevent electrocution from occurring in your home, you should:

  •     Cover all outlets and install tamper-resistant outlets or electrical outlet covers, outlet caps, or clear plug protectors.
  •     Install power strip covers for any power strips you have in your home even if you think they are out of the child’s reach (for example, behind an entertainment center).
  •     Make sure all wires are properly insulated.
  •     Tuck all wires away from your child's reach.
  •     Provide adult supervision whenever children are in an area with potential electrical hazards.
  •     Make sure outlets near water sources are GFCIs

It is also important to educate older children on the dangers of playing with electrical wires and outlets, especially when they are at the age when they can remove outlet covers or plugs. Be careful not to overload or overcrowd outlets which can lead to an electrical surge. Removing appliances near hazardous areas like sinks or bathtubs is also important if a child is old enough to plug-in appliances like a toaster or blow dryer.

Additionally, if you notice an outlet is not working properly, you should contact an electrician to address the issue. It’s not worth the electrical safety risk to take chances.

In the event your child should get shocked from an electrical outlet you should do the following outlet childproofing tips:

  •     Disconnect the power supply before you touch your child who is still receiving current - this means either pulling the plug or turning off the main switch.
  •     Never touch a live wire with your hands. If you need to lift a live wire, use a wooden stick, thick clothing, or another non-metal object.
  •     Move the child as little as possible since the shock can cause spinal fractures.
  •     If you are unable to remove the source of the current, move the child. Cover your hands with rubber or another nonconductive item so that the current doesn't pass from the child's body to yours.
  •     Once the current is off, begin CPR if needed and immediately call 911.

Shop Child Safe Electrical Products At Child Safety Store Now!

Take preventative measures to ensure your home is safe from the dangers of electric currents.  Contact Child Safety Store today at (561) 272-8242 or contact us online today to purchase electrical outlet covers, power strip covers, outlet caps, or plug protectors. Our safety experts can help you find the best electrical safety baby products.