Electric outlet plug covers are a staple in homes with children. There are lots of different styles out there and I think we have sampled most of them. The Safety 1st Press-Fit Outlet Plugs are great for those seldom used outlets.
The Press-Fit Outlet Plugs are designed to cover a single socket, so you will need two plugs per standard outlet. These three-pronged plastic outlet covers only seem to be available in white. To insert, simply push the cover all the way into the outlet. The prongs have small hooks on the end that once inserted lock behind the outlet. Once in the cover protrudes about ? from the outlet and is just a little larger that the socket. Removing the plug requires two hands; you must push down on a button on top while simultaneously pressing inward on the two side buttons all while you pull the plug form the outlet.
I have a love-hate relationship with the Safety 1st Press-Fit Outlet Plugs. I bought a package when my oldest was still a baby because they looked to difficult for a child to remove. And they are. Of course they are also difficult for an adult to remove as well. If you manage to press all three buttons at the same time you still need to do a lot of force to pull and wiggle the plug from the outlet. The buttons are stiff and my fingers hurt after ever removal.
My solution I didnt remove them. Outlet covers go in but they dont come out. The ones I put in my daughters room well over 4 years ago are still there and in all likelihood will be left behind when we move in a few weeks. They are that tough to remove. While it is great to know that your child is safe these arent the covers you want to use on an outlet you may actually want to use again.
In our home we have tons of outlets that we dont use, so for us the Safety 1st Press-Fit Outlet Plugs are a good choice. The kids cant them out, which is the whole point to outlet plug covers. For the handful of outlets that we do use we have covered with the more typical plain plastic covers. All of my kids have shown panache for being able to remove them at a young age so we do try to use them sparingly. For nearly permanent outlet safety Safety 1st Press-Fit Outlet Plugs are a great option.
I have come to the conclusion that there are so many different styles of outlet covers on the market because there are so many different needs. The Safety 1st Press-Fit Outlet Plugs are not for everyone in every outlet. Certainly if you have a child who can remove other outlet covers give these a try. For out of the way outlets you dont use and dont want to worry about your child getting into, again these are a good choice. Just dont put one of these on the outlets you plug your vacuum cleaner into or you may never be able to vacuum again. Hmm maybe you should just go ahead and put them in those too!