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05/10/2022

Leviton promotes National Electrical Safety Month

Tips on how to avoid the estimated 35,000 home fires and 400 electrocutions each year.
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Leviton’s AFCI outlets work to detect arcs in an electrical circuit and shut down the flow of electricity in a fraction of a second, helping to stop fires before they start.

There are an estimated 35,000 home fires and 400 electrocutions in the U.S. each year, many of which are caused by hazardous arc-faults and ground-faults. And with National Electrical Safety Month as a backdrop, Leviton has some potentially life-saving announcements to make. 

While many homes are equipped with items like smoke detectors to alert of active fires, few are equipped with products that actually help to prevent fires and electrical. There is a critical need to increase awareness of arc-faults and ground-faults among homeowners and facility owners and educate them on how to prevent electrical accidents from happening. 

Consider the following when specifying, installing and educating homeowners: 

• Help Prevent Electrical Fires - Look for damaged, pinched or frayed electrical wires and protect spaces from electrical fires by installing Leviton’s AFCI outlets. AFCI’s immediately detect an arc in an electrical circuit and shut down the flow of electricity, stopping fires before they start. 

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• Help Prevent Electrical Shock - Ground-faults occur when a current flows along an unintended path, such as through water or a person. Remember not to mix electricity and water and help protect families from shock and electrocution by installing Leviton’s GFCI outlets. The outlets help monitor the electrical power that is fed to anything plugged into the outlet. If a ground-fault is detected, it shuts off power to the item in a fraction of a second.  

• Leviton recently released a new dual USB outlet device, the SmartlockPro Self-Test GFCI Combination USB Type A/Type C In-Wall Charger which combines Leviton’s industry leading GFCI technology protection coupled with two high-powered USB charging ports. 

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