These things are great. After looking at several other options (plugs, which can come out and then become a choking hazard and the covers with the spring loaded covers,. about $3.50 a pop) these were the best choice. At $1 a piece, they aren't too bad and it only takes a few minutes to pull an old outlet and replace (with the breakers off, of course). These look the same as the old outlets and I haven't had any trouble getting plugs to go in. As hard as I tried, I couldn't get my volt meter leads to go into the outlet, so I feel pretty good that my little one is safe.
Finally...no more plugs in outlets for the little kids.
September 03, 2014
Verified Purchase & Recommended Product
My kids were never much interested in plugs, but they did find the plastic caps in the outlets to be enthralling. This will keep fingers out and not act as deadly play toy. Will see how the next child fairs in the new environment.
I bought this because I have an older house with worn out plugs. When I plug anything in the old sockets the plugs practically fall out. I didn't completely know what to expect to find when I tried replacing them but it was super simple and took less than 3 minutes to replace each one after I figured out the first one. I have 3 very young children and I'm happy that these are tamper proof. They have a lot of little toys that could be stuck dangerously into the old plugs. These have some build in protection to help prevent that. One note, they don't come with wall covers so if you are replacing yours and change the color or style slightly don't forget to buy new covers as well. I'll be buying another set or two of these to do the rest of our house soon.
I replaced all my existing outlets with these in my wood shop. Creates a barrier of safety AND helps to prevent sawdust and debris from getting in. Also find that they retain the plugs better for handheld tools. They do require a little more force to insert a plug in them.
Good to use if you have little ones but sometimes a real pain
April 21, 2014
If you have little one's and worry that they will stick something in an outlet and get shocked by all means get these. If you don't then stick with the regular outlets, as plugging things into these is a real pain sometimes. Feels and sounds like they might get broken, not that I have seen that yet.
I use these all the time in my house. Great outlets. Good price, built well and have never had any issues with them. Buy and bunch and have them around if you every need them. Would recommend to anyone needing to change outlets or install new ones.