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1) Flammable materials should never come into immediate contact with a receptacle or a cord plug.
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Hi, I'm Mike G and I agree with Kevin. Items mentioned are subject to be contributory to a fire if an electrical short or surge should after that outlet. A loose wire arcing can cause heat enough to melt the plastic of the device and start a fire. I had a fire job once where it happened in a motel with an outlet at mattress height that ended up totaling the room. Heed Kevin's advice.
Same here, Kevin is spot on. If your outlets are wired using the back stab method instead of the screw terminals, the risk is even greater...even if nothing is plugged in to an outlet, a heavy load downstream can cause problems if terminals are loose. Safety first. I submit that it is a best practice to follow Kevin's advice.
Between just the three of us that have chimed in, you are getting advice from over 100 years of experience. We have each seen a lot in those decades.
If anything flammable is against an outlet, you have an increased risk of fire. If you want peace of mind, don't place anything flammable against an outlet. Even bedding can be a risk.
Hi This isCustomerand what you asking is?
Are electrical outlets safe to leave appliances connected and or things touching the plate if that is your question then yes it is safe.
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