Children are highly susceptible to electric shock. Their curiosity contributes to this risk, exacerbated by a tenacity for sticking objects into electrical outlets, playing near electrical wiring, and putting electronic devices in their mouths. About 2,400 kids are treated in emergency rooms every year after an electrical shock, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Lastly, if your child is injured, disconnect the power supply before touching them, lift the wire away with a nonconductive object (dry stick, thick garment, or rolled-up newspaper), and call 911 or get them to a pediatrician as soon as possible. Try not to move the child, unless you can’t remove the source of current. Once the child is no longer exposed to the current, check their vitals, begin CPR if necessary, and check for burns or other injuries.
If you need to install tamper-resistant receptacles or other protective devices, our Los Angeles electrician can help to make your home as safe for your children as possible. Never try to install safety devices yourself if they require any adjustments to wiring or electrical components. We’ll make sure everything is installed safely and correctly.
Express Electrical Services has 3 convenient offices located across Southern California (Santa Ana, Los Angeles & Riverside) to be able to provide faster emergency electrical services. Call today!