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Play It Safe Around Electricity

Electrical Outlets
Thousands of children are treated in hospitals each year for injuries resulting from inserting metal objects into electrical outlets. Plastic outlet protectors are a great way to protect smaller children from outlets. An even better option is to install electrical outlets designed to remain closed until a plug is inserted. (46681001)

Extension Cords
Be sure to cover all unused outlets with outlet covers or electrical tape. Keep loose cords out of children’s reach and out of the walking path. Cords within the child’s reach pose a choking hazard, while cords on the ground could cause a child to trip and fall. 

Flying Kites
Always fly kites in open areas away from power lines and busy streets. If a kite does get tangled in a power line, drop the string and walk away. Contact our office to move any power line obstruction. 

Stay away from pad-mount transformers, substation fences and any other electrical equipment. If for some reason a ball or other toy ends up inside a substation, do not attempt to climb the fence to retrieve it. Substations are locked because dangerous, high-voltage equipment is inside. 

Climbing Trees
Don’t climb trees near power lines. Live wires touching tree limbs pose a risk of electric shock for children climbing on them.