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Installing safety coverplates


Step 1. You can get much of the protection of a  tamperproof outlet with a safety coverplate. Adding one takes only minutes and requires no contact with wiring. Remove the old coverplate from the receptacle by unscrewing the screw that holds the plate to the electrical box.

 

Step 2. Hold the safety coverplate over the receptacle. Use a small screwdriver to tighten the screws.

 

SAFETY TIP

push-in slot covers cost just pennies, and can be very effective at keeping kids from poking objects into electrical receptacles. Buy several packages, and use them to plug any receptacle that your child might be tempted to play with.

 

 

Step 3. To plug a device in, push the slider aside and insert the plug. The shutters automatically snap over the slots when nothing is plugged in.

 

 

 

 

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