to remind you that SOCKET COVERS ARE DANGEROUS!

(82 Posts)
StrandedBear Wed 28-Mar-12 19:24:39

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KatAndKit Wed 28-Mar-12 19:25:44

Could you explain this for me please? I've heard this before and would like more information on it.

UnChartered Wed 28-Mar-12 19:25:51

can you elaborate please?

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Wed 28-Mar-12 19:26:00

Stranded speaks wisely.

GhastlyBespoke Wed 28-Mar-12 19:26:09

Really? Why's that? I've got them all over the house shock

featherbag Wed 28-Mar-12 19:26:11

Why?

OriginalJamie Wed 28-Mar-12 19:26:44

really? Never used them myself (children too uninquisitive)

Kellamity Wed 28-Mar-12 19:27:20

I've seen this too, was a while ago but some covers can be more dangerous than having nothing. I'll see if I can find a link.

SquishyCinnamonSwirls Wed 28-Mar-12 19:27:20

Why? I'm a cm and am expected to use them as a safety measure.

SnapesMistress Wed 28-Mar-12 19:27:24

Why are they dangerous?

StrandedBear Wed 28-Mar-12 19:28:08

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FirstLastEverything Wed 28-Mar-12 19:28:12

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FirstLastEverything Wed 28-Mar-12 19:28:23

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Kellamity Wed 28-Mar-12 19:28:27

here is something - it's all about being able to put them in upside down.

Kellamity Wed 28-Mar-12 19:28:57

x posts smile

startwig1982 Wed 28-Mar-12 19:29:31

Ooh yes as the plug only works if the top pin is activated. Therefore it's more dangerous with a socket cover as it effectively makes the socket live. All your child has to do is put their finger in a bottom pin and there's real problems. Without the cover, the child is far less likely to harm themselves.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Wed 28-Mar-12 19:30:02

See here for the whys:

http://www.fatallyflawed.org.uk/

MrsTerryPratchett Wed 28-Mar-12 19:35:02

I'm in North America and it is different here. Just in case others are here too grin

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Wed 28-Mar-12 19:37:50

Yup, it is only uk sockets which are superior, ;-)

MrsTerryPratchett Wed 28-Mar-12 19:39:37

You are all so lucky. Speaking as someone who is physically incapable of getting the stupid things out.

LunaticFringe Wed 28-Mar-12 19:40:59

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ItsAllGoingToBeFine Wed 28-Mar-12 19:43:20

Well of course you need to turn them off! If you don't all the leccy leaks out and fries your brain - dons tin foil hat-

OriginalJamie Wed 28-Mar-12 19:44:26

but isn't it easier for a child to remove a plug and insert it upside down?

I think the message is to not rely on the socket covers

OriginalJamie Wed 28-Mar-12 19:45:23

There are videos on that site of a 7 month old and an 11 month old getting the socket covers off.

FirstLastEverything Wed 28-Mar-12 19:46:16

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