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There?s no such thing as a safe shock, which is why more than 110 Ontario kids under the age 15 end up in the emergency each year with an electrical shock injury?and more than half are under the age of five*. These numbers have not decreased since 2011, and many more injuries likely go unreported. Injuries involving outlets were identified as the most prevalent injury cause for children in the home from birth to age 20. And even low-voltage shocks can have significant, long-term after-effects.
Secure your home with these simple fixes and household tips that keep your kids safe from electric shock.
1. Install child-safety outlets (Tamper-Resistant Receptacles) to keep fingers away from outlets.
2. Replace frayed cords immediately and never use tape?it won?t protect kids from shock.

3. Outlet covers create a barrier between kids and exposed wires so be sure to replace any missing or broken outlet covers immediately.

4. Small kids often want to explore new things by putting them in their mouths. Keep cords away from little hands and mouths.

5. Water and electricity together can be lethal. Install Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) in any room with water including bathrooms, kitchens, and the laundry room.

6. Set a good example with your kids early and show them how to use electrical devices and appliances safely.

7. HIRE A PRO: avoid electrical hazards from unskil...
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