Product Type: Clippasafe safety products
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Socket covers work for us
Clippasafe Plug Socket Covers
Member Name: cornishchic
Clippasafe Plug Socket Covers
Advantages: Hard to get off of the socket, unappealing
Disadvantages: None for us!
There is a lot of controversy over socket covers, some people find them more of a danger than no socket covers at all due to safety features that are already installed into sockets. I researched into socket covers well before making my mind up and decided to purchase them so I had them ready should the need to use them arise.
The socket covers I purchased were these Clippasafe ones. I paid around the £2 for four covers from Amazon. I've bought three packs in total so got twelve covers in total.
The socket covers are a little different to what I remember from when I was a child, they were pretty basic when I was young and just contained the three pins to put into the plug backed by a round white bit of plastic. These ones are round and have the three clips that I remember but they also have a round ball type shape on the back of the plastic with a small opening which is used to remove the cover.
As plugs are fitted with a safety feature anyway I didn't use these socket covers from the word go. When my daughter picked up the plug for the television (I remove it every night) one morning I decided it was time to use the socket covers before she got any ideas. The three prongs of the socket covers fit nice and snuggly into the socket and once inserted it is near on impossible to get the covers back off. The only way to remove the cover is to use the top earth prong of a plug in the hole in the round end of the cover. This is pretty simple to do by turning the plug upside down and inserting the prong up into the hole and the cover comes away from the plug. It's definitely not something a small child could do.
Of course, the socket cover did fascinate my daughter when she first seen them in the plug but she didn't explore it like I thought she might. After a couple of attempts to remove the covers during the first week or two and realising she wasn't successful in the slightest she left them alone and hasn't touched them since. It's definitely stopped something serious happening, despite sockets having a safety feature already installed.
I'd definitely recommend these socket covers. They are impossible for young children to remove and could even be a little bit adult proof (my friend looked at me as if to say 'how on earth do I get this off' once!). The design means that you need a proper plug to remove the socket covers and this makes them even more appealing to people trying to prevent something serious happening. Fantastic value for money and more!
Summary: Keeping my daughter safe
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