N.C. Building Code to Require Child-Safe Outlets
Posted March 14, 2008 1:08 p.m. EDT
Raleigh, N.C. — The state voted Tuesday to update building codes to require child-safe electrical outlets.
All new homes will be required to have outlets with a shutter system that blocks anything but a plug from being pushed into the outlet. The shutters prevent children from electrocution and burns resulting from sticking things into the outlets.
The change takes effect June 1.