Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Kid-e-cover (Outlet Cover) Review and Giveaway

I am always on the lookout for ways to make our house a safer place for Sophia and other little ones that come to play or visit!  My biggest pet peeve is trying to get these silly outlet plugs out of my outlets so I can access my power.  Honestly, I don't vacuum as much as I should b/c I get sick of dealing with these pesky pieces of plastic.  Believe me, they are VERY KID SAFE and unfortunately MOM SAFE too cause I can't ever seem to get them out.  Sometimes I have to go get a screw-driver to pry them out.  Bottom line ... we have crumbs and such on our floor and I just deal with it!

Saftey 1st Ultra Clear Outlet Plugs 12 for $2.49

I was thrilled when I heard from Mitchell over at Elicole and had the opportunity to review his new inventive outlet cover.  Elicole is a Michigan based company and you know I love supporting my fellow-mid-westerners!
Comes in an eco-friendly package.
 The outlet cover was so easy to install!  See installation instructions HERE.

The outlet cover on the wall.
 Once you have it on the wall, you are ready to go ....

1. Pull the tab located on the side of the Kid-E-CoverTM to align the holes of the internal shutter with the holes on the face of the Kid-E-CoverTM.
2. Insert electrical plug firmly into the electrical outlet receptacle so that the electrical plug is mounted flush the Kid-E-CoverTM and there are no gaps between the Kid-E-CoverTM and the electrical plug.
3. To remove electrical plug, pull plug firmly. Upon removal, the internal shutter automatically snaps closed to prevent access to the outlet receptacle.

I am using my thumbnail to slide over the outlet cover. 

My Review: I was very impressed with this outlet cover.  As it should be, the tension on the pull-tab is tight, but not too tight that I have to use two hands.  A little one will not be able to figure out how to pull the tab and insert a plug into the outlet.  However, as with any cover, the older kids are going to be able to figure out the mechanism, but HOPEFULLY they are trained by their parents that is dangerous and they should stay away! Elicole.com recommends "We should always discourage our children from playing with or near any electrical equipment.  Better be safe than sorry."

I also wanted to compare prices for this innovative outlet cover vs one similar in function at Babies R Us.  Elicole.com sells 5 outlet covers for $15.00, which makes them $3/cover.  As you can see in the picture below, the safety first swing shut cover is $7.99!  You can get 2 Elicole kid-e-cover's for the price of one of these, plus it is delivered to your doorstep!  I find these covers worth their money and so much easier to use than my current outlet plugs!  The hubby and I are talking about replacing all our plugs with these amazing covers!  Job Well Done Elicole.com!

Safety 1st Pro Grade Swing Shut Outlet Cover $7.99

** Remember, this product is not a substitute for appropriate adult supervision and at some point in your child's life, they may learn to overcome such a deterrent.

BUY IT: Elicole Store

WIN IT: Mitchell has offered up one of his amazing outlet covers for one lucky Go Long! Go Green! reader!

Links you will find helpful:
Go Green Go Long on Facebook
SGsMama on Twitter

Elicole.com Homepage

This giveaway is open to the U.S. and will end on Wed Feb 23, 2011 at midnight. The winner will be drawn via random.org and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be drawn. Please, no PO Boxes.

Disclaimer: I received this product free of charge. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I was not monetarily compensated for this review.

1 comment:

Maria said...

In our old house, we had ones where you had to put the plug in and turn them, only on the outlets we used regularly. The others we had the flat, clear ones you pictured.

To avoid the hassle of removing them, we left them when we moved. In this hosue we have different safety 1st ones, and my son can get them out! We got some flat ones that are harder to get out, but he will unplug things (night lights) to try to plug something else in! Eaaauuugghhh! Anyhoo, we need to get the twisty kind for those outlets, since they slide back automatically when you pull the item out!