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.