Tamper-Resistant Decorator Receptacles Receive Commendation Award from the Home Safety Council


SYRACUSE, N.Y. -(January 30, 2006) - Pass & Seymour/Legrand (P&S) Tamper-Resistant Receptacles received the Home Safety Council's Commendation Award for Product Innovation for Consumer Safety.

Introduced in 2004, the Commendation Award recognizes manufacturers whose unique products enhance consumer safety. The Home Safety Council, the only non-profit organization dedicated to preventing home-related injuries, evaluated the Receptacles based upon information from P&S and determined that the Receptacles demonstrate an innovative use of safety features. A Technical Advisory Board of injury prevention and public health, fire and life safety experts reviewed the nominations.

"The Commendation Award is the Home Safety Council's acknowledgment of manufacturers' efforts to develop safer products that enhance consumer safety and serve as an industry model for others to follow," said Meredith K. Appy, HSC president.

According to www.homesafetycouncil.org, Commendation Award recipients must meet the following criteria:
o Actions that contribute to reducing hazards to children and other vulnerable populations
o Voluntary actions that are not mandated by government regulations, that anticipate government regulation, or that go beyond what the government requires
o Developments that affect the safety of large numbers of people
o Innovations or improvements to existing products
o Safety devices, packaging, warnings, or products that enhance consumer safety

"Earning the Commendation Award is truly an honor," said Maria Del Amo-Lombardo, product manager for P&S. "Being a parent is stressful enough, and it feels great to develop a product that makes life safer for everyone. Anyone who has young children, or plans to have them, should have these Receptacles."

The Tamper-Resistant Receptacles include a UL listed, automatic mechanical shutter system that prevents objects from being inserted into the receptacle.

P&S will be honored at the 2006 Salute to Home Safety Awards Dinner, June 8 in Washington, D.C. For more information about the Home Safety Council, visit www.homesafetycouncil.org.

Pass & Seymour/Legrand is a leading provider of electrical wiring devices, accessories and home systems in North America. For more information, call
1-800-223-4185 or visit www.passandseymour.com.

FROM:
Pass & Seymour/Legrand
P.O. Box 4822
Syracuse, NY 13221
CONTACT: Cookie Caloia
(315) 468-8400

AGENCY:
Eric Mower and Associates
Syracuse, NY 13204
CONTACT: John O'Hara
(315) 413-4279
johara@mower.com

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