Tamper-Resistant Receptacles (TRRs)
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FYI – Injuries involving electrical receptacles (also referred to as outlets) sent an estimated 5,500 people to hospital emergency departments in 2015, according to data from the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC’s) National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS). Beginning with the 2008 edition, NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code® (NEC), has required tamper-resistant receptacles (TRRs) in new and renovated homes because they are the most effective way to prevent injuries associated with electrical receptacles. The 2017 edition of the NEC requires them in other property types where children are likely to be present.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Public Education webpage has posted a free Fact Sheet and Infographic about TRRs:
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