Tamper-Resistant Receptacle Combination Devices Offer the Most Solutions to Protect Kids


SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Oct. 20, 2009) - Legrand/Pass & Seymour, a leading manufacturer of electrical wiring devices and home systems, announces the most complete line of Tamper-Resistant Receptacle Combination devices to protect young children from electrical hazards. Meeting 2008 National Electrical Code® (NEC) tamper-resistant requirements, the combination devices expand what is already a broad offering of Tamper-Resistant Receptacles for residential and commercial applications.

A Tamper-Resistant Receptacle works like any electrical outlet, except it has a built-in shutter system that prevents children from inserting metal objects into the slots. The shutters obstruct objects from touching electrically live components, but plugs can be inserted and removed as usual.

The Tamper-Resistant Combination devices join a family of products that offer solutions for every home location and purpose, to allow for more functionality in an existing electrical box without breaking sheet rock. A full range of models combine receptacles with switches and LED nightlights. GFCI receptacles are also available in these combinations. The devices come in 15A and 20A versions.

"The Tamper-Resistant combination devices are designed to give users multiple functions in a single product solution," said Tom Roy, residential product manager at Legrand/Pass & Seymour. "By offering the broadest range of Tamper-Resistant products on the market, we've combined proven safety technology with optimal convenience."
Over 30 states and municipalities have adopted the new Tamper-Resistant Code requirements, and more are be expected to adopt them by the end of 2009.

For more information about any of the Tamper-Resistant Receptacles, contact your Legrand/Pass & Seymour representative or visit www.passandseymour.com/TRoutlets.
Legrand/Pass & Seymour is a leading provider of electrical wiring devices, accessories and home systems in North America.

For more information, call 1-800-776-4035 or visit www.passandseymour.com.

About The Legrand Group

Legrand is the global leader in products and systems for electrical installations and information networks where people live and work. Employing over 30,000 people worldwide, Legrand reported net sales exceeding $5.8 billion in 2008. The company holds over 5,000 active patents, with nearly 170,000 catalog items divided into 95 product families. Legrand has a strong presence in the North American market, with a portfolio of products that includes Cablofil, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Vantage, Watt Stopper and Wiremold. The company is actively expanding its market divisions that include Electrical Wiring Systems, Home Systems, Lighting Controls and Commercial Datacom. Committed to providing a steady flow of innovative new products with high added value, Legrand invests 4-5% of sales in R&D. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it a benchmark for suppliers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value is a prime vector for growth. Legrand is listed on Euronext Paris and is a component stock of indexes including the SBF120, FTSE4Good and MSCI World (ISIN code FR0010307819). www.legrandna.com

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P.O. Box 4822
Syracuse, NY 13221

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Syracuse, NY 13204

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(315) 413-4286
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