Extension Cord Safety
• Only use cords that have been approved by an independent testing laboratory and will meet or exceed the power needs of the device being used.
• Inspect the extension cord for damage including cracks, frayed sockets, exposed wires, and loose connections. Never nail or staple extension cords, as this will cause damage to the wires.
• Never use a three-pronged plug extension cord in an outlet with only two slots.
• Do not plug extension cords into one another.
• Never use indoor extension cords outdoors and always keep them clear of snow and water.
• Extension cords are to be used on a temporary basis. Do not overload cords, force plugs into outlets, place extension cords under rugs or blankets, or run extension cords through walls, doorways, floors, or ceilings. Extension cords give off heat, and when the heat is trapped, it could result in a fire hazard.