Safety 1st Outlet Cover with Cord Shortener
- Tested for safety and durability
- Made using high quality materials
- The most innovative designs and manufacturing processes
- Child resistant dual press release
- Built in cord shortener prevents entanglement
- Ideal for outlets in use
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Anyway, these covers work great. They're a cinch to install, even for a tool-challenged person such as myself. And there's no way he can pry the covers off. *I* sometimes have a hard time simultaneously pushing both buttons and pulling the removable piece off.
I think it's been mentioned previously, but they won't work with the decora-style rectangle outlets. Mine are the old style, with a single screw in the middle of the two plugs, and they fit perfectly. Just be aware that the picture shows them as being white; but the ones I received are actually more of a sand color. It didn't bother me at all; but if you're fussy about your light switch plates matching your outlet covers, these may drive you crazy.
1. The maximum cord size is AWG 16/2. That's typical insulated lampcord [as pictured on the box]. You won't be able to use a standard grounded cord with 3 wires. That rules out your MacBook, your flatscreen TV, any self-respecting wire connected to a 3-pronged plug.
2. It's complicated. I'm no slouch, but winding the cord and tucking it under the tab and holding it in place while snapping the outer cover over the whole mess of spaghetti is like trying to wind a pocketwatch from the inside out.
3. It's not reasonable for a frequently used device [laptop]. Winding your cord through tight turns is bad enough once, but the wear and tear on a cord to repeatedly route it under the tabs on the base plate is unsafe.
4. It has a deterrent value of ONE SECOND. If you route a AWG 16/2 cord as directed and close the cover over the baseplate and then apply a 10lb mass to the cord [away from the wall], the base plate bends and the cover pops off, exposing the partially removed plug.
That takes about one second. I'm quick... but not THAT quick.
There is an accurate disclaimer on the box that reads: "CAUTION: This product is only a deterrent. It is not a substitute for proper adult supervision. Discontinue use when your child becomes old enough to defeat it."
Does your toddler weigh ten pounds or more? Can s/he pull on a cord? If so, s/he will be able to defeat it.
You may hear a faint 'click' when the cover pops off.Read more ›
I recently purchased Safety 1st Adapter and Plug Cover and found that it works much better for thick cords. It doesn't have a "cord shortener" but I do not need that (and found it quite useless anyway). It also seems more secure, as the cover slides over the part connected to wall rather than pushing onto it like this one does. Costs a little bit more but definitely worth it. I will be buying more to replace the other covers I bought.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Its only good for the thinner extension cords and not thicker ones like from a power strip.Published 4 days ago by CARMEN AG
Great product. It was hard to wrap the cord, but overall very happy with product.Published 4 days ago by William Coppage
We can't actually use them, our apartment has the wrong kind of plugs. You need a center screw.Published 18 days ago by Amazon Customer
This product is a $5 lifesaver. I bought this to keep my child from pulling the cords out of the outlet. Who wants 120V running through their toddler!??!? I'll be buying many more. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Amazonaholic
Yep, this works. It's a simple design and it's big enough to keep a 4 yr old from getting to the plugs.
Tip: Read all the instructions before installing. Read more
A well-made product. Not directly compatible with thicker cords and may require some modification.Published 1 month ago by Erik Hart
This products is durable and works great once installed. I did however find it a bit difficult to install. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Stephanie McDermott