Temporary or permanent electrical fixtures represent major fire hazards.  

Be careful!

  • Avoid using a multi-socket adapter on the same circuit.
  • Never remove the grounding prong from a power plug.
  • Don't use nails or metal hangers to hang extension cords and don't make knots in extension cords. 
  • Don't put extension cords under carpets.
  • Don't use extension cords permanently.
  • Don't connect several extension cords end to end. 


  • Have a qualified technician perform repairs and installations. 
  • Use the correct amperage for your electrical circuits.
  • Replace damaged extension cords.