Why did we create PINCH Safe Outlet? It’s simple; nothing else does it better!
PINCH is a game changer and a market disruptor. Within minutes of installing it your outlet becomes entirely child proof with an outlet cover that delivers a modern and elegant design. PINCH gives your outlet a complete makeover while protecting the little ones around it at all times.
When my three-year-old son came to me holding the flimsy plastic plug cover we thought would prevent him from accessing an electrical outlet, a surge of emotions came over me and the following thought ran through my mind all night: If these easily removable outlet covers are the best we can do to protect our precious children from the possibility of getting an electrical shock or burn, then we have failed!
Fast forward about 15 months: I replaced one of our outlet covers with the first PINCH Safe Outlet (PINCH) prototype and asked my son to help me plug in my phone charger (under my watch, of course). After many attempts, he gave up and said “Daddy, I can’t. It’s not working!”
That was the moment I was waiting for. It worked!
Approximately 2,400 children suffer severe shock and burns each year by sticking items into the slots of electrical outlets.
(National Fire Protection Association)
Since 2007, consumer use of Smartphones and other digital devices has increased dramatically. With that, the number of chargers and plugs that are being connected and disconnected at least once a day has also increased. That means higher chances of little ones getting electricuted by them while trying to plug in.
North American electrical outlets are not insulated or recessed into the wall. This means that if a plug is pulled or inserted halfway out of an outlet, its prongs are still connected to the socket. When this happens, the distance between the plug and the socket is big enough to allow a child to touch the pins with their fingers, potentially causing severe harm.
How do we keep kids safe?
PINCH is a patented invention created to quickly and easily resolve the safety and design gaps of North American electrical outlets.
After installing a PINCH outlet cover, you must use one hand to pinch the patented tabs to open the sliding doors and insert your plug. If your hands are not wide enough to perform this maneuver, then chances are that you are not old enough to be handling electrical plugs. PINCH makes child safety as simple as that!
PINCH is designed in a unique way that it makes it almost impossible for little kids to conduct the pinch maneuver thus preventing them from plugging in.
We haven’t sacrificed design for safety, either. The PINCH outlet cover has been created with a modern, sophisticated look. You’ll feel at ease knowing your child is safe and the look of your outlets isn’t being compromised.
Simple replacement of existing outlet cover. Only requires a flathead screwdriver
One-time investment for a life time peace of mind. Older outlets that suffer from weaker plug grip will gain over 20% more grip with PINCH constantly holding on to the plug.
Default position is secure and automatically locks the outlet as soon as a plug is removed
Elegant, modern yet solid design. Instant make-over for existing outlets. It also reduces the mid-point connectivity zone so less gap for fingers to touch the live prongs
Built-in red and green color indicators (Green = Secure, Red = Gates Open)
DONE UNDER A MINUTE
No need to replace your outlet nor touch any wires, just remove existing cover and install PINCH over the exposed sockets