Just a little bit of information in regards to the little plastic socket covers designed to be inserted into sockets for the “safety” of small children.

The NHS have released this alert to warn the public to stop using them.

As electricians we have known for many years that these items if anything are more dangerous than they seem.

This is an extract from the alert.

“This Alert is issued to highlight how, in certain circumstances, the use of plastic 13A (13 amp) electrical socket inserts (sold as safety accessories) can overcome the safety features designed into socket outlets.”

Please share to raise awareness that these items need to stop being used.

https://www.cas.dh.gov.uk/ViewandAcknowledgment/ViewAlert.aspx?AlertID=102494