Safety 1st Prograde Swing Shut Outlet Cover
- and#8226;Two mounting plates included to meet all types of sockets
- and#8226;Spring loaded closure secures outlet from curious children
- Sleek design blends with home decor
- SecureTech locking indicator
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The major problem with this is that the button that unlatches the doors is not only too easy to press (very little pressure required), but also is made out of a ultra-shiny chrome silver plastic that drew my 9-month old's attention right away (not easy to see in the photo here). Instantly, he was touching the outlet that he had previously ignored (when it had standard caps on it). I imagine that as he gets a little older and watches me open the outlet a few times, he'd have a great time pressing the shiny button to see what's underneath.
One of the key ingredients to babyproofing is stealth, and this big colorful shiny piece of plastic hanging on your wall inches from the floor will not escape unnoticed by your little ones.
As others have said, you only have to push one button to unlock the 2 doors. But you then need to pull the door open. And the springs are fairly stiff so it takes some strength to open the doors.
And with the stiff springs, if you let go of the doors they immediately close and latch.
So I would consider this to be very safe.
Lets look at the main concern with outlets... a kid could stick a metal object into the outlet and get electrocuted - right? Well, to open this outlet the kid would need both hands - one hand to push the button, and one hand to open the door (assuming the child can figure this out). But now his/her hands are empty - so he/she has to find something to stick into the outlet... when they let go of the door (to go find something) it slams shut.
This is just a hypothetical story here, but its what I would envision happening.
I think by the time a kid is smart enough to get the doors open and get into trouble it should be the parent's responsibility to teach them not to mess with outlets. If you see your child playing with the cover, tell them no. If they never spend lots of time messing with it they definitely won't figure out how to open it.
Anyway, perhaps I've moved from product reviewing to life meddling.
So I'll wrap this review up with one last comment.
This is a very solid product that does EXACTLY what it is supposed to do. If you want a cover for the outlet that you can quickly open and close, then buy this.
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