Electrical cords

Problem: Electrical shock, fire, injury from heavy objects (such as lamps or irons) that children pull down onto themselves


  • Replace cords that are frayed or cut.
  • Use cord shorteners.
  • Use electrical plug covers.
  • Move electrical appliances closer to electrical outlets.
  • Use furniture to block children’s access to cords.
  • Unplug appliances when not in use.
  • Purchase extension cords that have built-in safety plugs.
  • Remove any cords under rugs or across doorways.