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Safety is key when it comes to using electrical items. In addition to purchasing outlet safety outlet covers for all of your outlets, it is important to take steps to keep you and your family free from harm. Here are some things to make your outlets safer:
·Always check your outlet covers to be sure they are working properly and have not been tampered with by your children.
·Teach your children about the importance of safety and not touching electrical appliances.
·Avoid overloading outlets with too many plugs.
·Take special care at Christmas time to use separate plugs for your light-up decorations and your tree lights, to avoid causing a fire.
·Be on the lookout for fraying cords.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|