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N.C. Building Code to Require Child-Safe Outlets

Posted March 14, 2008 1:08 p.m. EDT

— 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.