Protect your loved ones with SafetyGate™… and prevent dangerous restarts.
SafetyGate™ Consumer Retrofit
by SafeStart Systems™
Each year, thousands of children and adults are injured when an electrically powered device unexpectedly comes back on after a power interruption. The cause of these injuries is when an appliance or tool’s switch is left “on” after a power outage, circuit breaker trip or accidental unplugging from the wall outlet.
Our patented SafetyGate™ Retrofit Product Series can eliminate the dangerous hazard of unauthorized restarts found in over 1.3 billion consumer appliances, power tools, and industrial machines in use today.
The Safety Gate Consumer Retrofit™ is completely automatic. There are no buttons to push or switches to reset. It weighs less than 5.6g (2 oz.) and two retrofits can be used in a standard wall outlet. Because of SafeStart Systems’ miniaturization technology, consumer appliances can now have the same safety anti-restart protection previously available only for large Industrial machinery, as required by OSHA, NFPA and the CSA*.
The ingenious lock release allows you to remove the Safety Gate™ Consumer Retrofit should the time come to replace your appliance. The Safety Gate™ Consumer Retrofit is manufactured in the U.S.A. and comes in an attractive white housing with yellow accents.
Available in Single, Dual and Three-packs along with a SafetyGate™ Professional Retrofit.
Specifications: 120v 60 Hz 15 Amp maximum
Maximum inductive motor load: 1/2HP 7.2 Amp
U.S. Patent #7,075,195 issued July 2006 #7,391,134 issued June 2008
Other Patents Pending
Underwriters Laboratories listed under the following standards: UL 498A, UL 1569, CSA C22.2 No.42, UL246a
*Standards that apply to Machines Driven by 120 and 240 Volt Motors: (U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration 29 CFR #1910.213. (b) (3)*): “On applications where injury to the operator might result if motors were to restart after a power failure, provisions shall be made to prevent machines from automatically restarting upon restoration of power.”
Electrical Controls for Wood Working Machinery (Electrical Standard for Industrial Machinery, 2002 Edition): “7.5.3 Restarting. Upon restoration of the voltage or upon switching on the incoming supply, automatic or unintentional restarting of the machine shall be prevented when such a restart can cause a hazardous condition.”
And Annex A: A.3.3.104 Undervoltage Protection: “The principal objective of this device is to prevent automatic restarting of the equipment.”
(Canadian Electrical Code Part 1, 28-400 (a) undervoltage protection required for motors): “When automatic restarting is liable to create a hazard, the motor control device shall provide low-voltage protection.”
The ingenious locking mechanism ensures the SafetyGate™ will remain securely attached to your household appliance’s electric plug, preventing dangerous restarts at the source.