Leviton Introduces Residential 20A Tamper-Resistant ReceptaclesStylish, Safe and Affordable Tamper-Resistant Devices for Residential Meet the 2008 National Electrical Code Change

    February, 2010 – Leviton Manufacturing has expanded its line of residential tamper-resistant receptacles to make it easier for building professionals to meet new construction needs and comply with the 2008 National Electrical Code (NEC) changes.

    Ideal for new or renovated single-family homes, multi-family units, townhomes and apartments, the residential 20A tamper-resistant receptacles offer installers stylish, innovative solutions that comply with the 2008 NEC requirements. The new NEC changes mandate installation of tamper-resistant receptacles in all new residential construction. This requirement is a result of a Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) study that documented injuries in the home caused each year by children attempting to insert foreign objects into receptacles.

    Leviton's Residential 20A Tamper-Resistant Receptacle

    Leviton's Residential 20A Tamper-Resistant Receptacle

    The new cost-effective 20 Amp tamper-resistant receptacles are designed for residential homes that require a 20A receptacle. Available in traditional and Decora® versions, the receptacles combine the performance of costlier devices at a lower price point.

    "After the 2008 National Electrical Code changes, we felt a responsibility to create more tamper-resistant receptacles for our customers," said James Sherman, director of residential marketing for Leviton Manufacturing. "We are pleased to adopt and incorporate this safety measure with an expanded product line that offers a wide range of tamper-resistant devices. Providing a full range of code compliant devices is just another way Leviton sets itself apart from the competition and offers superior customer service."

    The new offering is part of Leviton's commitment to keep up with trends and regulations and offer the broadest range of devices for every application need.

    Leviton's line of tamper-resistant receptacles also includes 15 and 20 Amp residential grade devices in a range of colors to match every interior décor. Residential devices include: traditional and Decora 15 Amp duplex receptacles and combination devices, and Smartlockpro® GFCIs in 15 and 20 Amp ratings, as well as a Vizia RF + receptacle.

    About Leviton

    Leviton Manufacturing Company is a leading global manufacturer of electrical wiring devices, data center connectivity solutions and lighting energy management systems. Founded at the turn of the 20th century, Leviton has grown to become one of the most preeminent leaders in the electrical industry. Today Leviton's product portfolio consists of over 25,000 devices and systems used in homes, businesses and industry. Nine out of ten homes throughout North America have Leviton products installed in them. Builders, electrical contractors and other industry professionals rank Leviton products #1 in brand preference. For more information, contact Leviton Manufacturing, 201 North Service Rd., Melville, NY, 11747, www.leviton.com.

    Decora and Vizia RF + are registered trademarks of Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.

    PR Contact:

    Pamela Winikoff
    631-812-6155
    PWinikoff@leviton.com