I was very excited when I was given the opportunity to review these two wonderful products by Enerlites. If you have ever been around children from the crawling stage all the way up to age 9, you know just how inquisitive they can be with the world around them. Not only will a toddler try to stick items in a wall outlet, but even children at the age of 9 have been known to remove those plastic covers we all use to keep our children safe. As a matter of fact, I know of one daycare a few years back, that only served finger foods at lunch and snack time, including green beans, so they did not have to give out utensils as some of the curious children had run off with forks from the table.
With that being said, let’s start with the Screwless Decorator Wall Plate kit by Enerlites SI8831-W Child Safe Cover Plate, 1-Gang Standard Size, White, 10 Pack – Compatible with Rocker/GFCI/Paddle Outlet Receptacles, Unbreakable PC Material. These wall plates are actually unbreakable and are very attractive. The material used in the development of the plates is polycarbonate which ensures high-quality impact resistance and unbreakable. These plates are compatible with Rocker/GFCI/Paddle Outlet Receptacles and come in the standard size of 5 x 3.6 x 3.3 inches with a thickness of 0.22 inches. Colors available include black, light almond, and gloss white.
The wall plates can easily be used to replace those ugly screw type switches and outlets including double switches, single switches, GFCI outlets, timers, sensors, and dimmers.
Installation of the plates is a snap! First, you must remove your old plates. Open your new wall plates and pull the sub wall plate away from the cover. Now, just place the sub wall plate in place over the receptacle and then snap the screwless cover in place. Done!
Of course, the wall plate alone will not stop your child from putting things into the outlet, but it is very decorative and is unbreakable so you never have to worry about cracks and sharp edges that could easily harm your little one that holds onto the wall to stand up. Every package of the screwless child safe wall plates comes complete with 10 sub-plates and covers along with the screws needed for installation. Whether you wish to make your entire home safe, the nursery, or your daycare, you can receive 15% off your order by mentioning 62X4PI34 for all Amazon shoppers. The offer is valid beginning July 1, 2017, and ends on July 15, 2017.
The Enerlites 61501-TR Tamper Resistant Decorator Self-Grounding Receptacle is truly revolutionary. This gadget truly grabbed my attention as I know more than one child that has put an object in an outlet. As parents, we want to ensure the safety of our little ones and do all the necessary things to “baby proof” our homes. Normally, we just use those plastic inserts that you place into the outlets, however, these will not stop a curious child. They are very easy to remove and a huge hassle for parents. With the self-grounding receptacle, you will have no worries at all.
The receptacle has a shutter mechanism built in that does not allow any object to be inserted except for power plugs. So, what this means is that you can stick any object in the outlet and no electricity will go to the object unless the object placed in the outlet is a power plug.
The receptacle is created from thermoplastic that will ensure it last a very long time and offers a shallow body for easy wiring in a junction box. If you have a junction box the receptacle is quite easy to install as it has a self-grounding clip that will automatic ground the receptacle. If you do not have a grounded junction box or you do not know anything about wiring, then you should hire a professional electrician to install your new receptacles. If you are going to do it yourself, then you need to know how to wire the receptacle using the green grounding screw. Ensure you turn off the electricity to your home in the breaker box before you install. However, if you are not an electrician, it would be in your best interest to have the new receptacles installed by a professional.
With the washer-type break-off plaster ears, it makes it easy to install securely in any type of outlet, so the child safe receptacle is perfect for both commercial buildings and homes while preventing floating installations. Comes in matching colors to compliment the wall plates which are glossy white, light almond, and black. The dimensions of the receptacle are 8.1 x 4.3 x 2.6 inches with a thickness of 0.96 inches. The voltage is 120 volts and the wattage is 1800 watts. The package comes complete with 10 receptacles and all screws needed for installation. There is a 2-year manufacturer’s warranty in case of any defects. The good news is that for all Amazon shopper’s you can receive a 15% discount by using the coupon code 62X4PI34 which is valid from July 1st to the 15th, 2017.
In my opinion, both the Child Safe Screwless Wall Plate and the Tamper Resistant Receptacle should be installed in all homes as a safety precaution. The same goes for any facility that works with children including daycares, schools, clinics, etc… These are products well worth the money that will help provide our children with a safe environment.