Small electrical appliances

  • Cover all electrical outlets with protective covers.
  • Do not overload electrical outlets or extension cords.
  • Keep electrical appliances away from sinks and bathtubs. 
  • Do not let electrical cords dangle from countertops. 
  • Unplug electrical cords and place the appliance in a safe place with the cord out of reach of children after each use.
  • Do not leave small electrical appliances unattended at any time when in use. 
  • Never place a small electrical appliance on a low surface where a child could grab it or pull on the electrical cord.
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Les chocs électriques chez les jeunes enfants (French only) - Magazine enfants Québec, juillte -août 2010 

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Last updated: July 2013, January 2016


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