with the contact it is been partially pushed back out, leaving a significant space between cover plate and socket. (We call this “pop out”, read more in our fact sheet “Does size matter?”) This effect means that a child will find no difficulty using that gap at the bottom to remove the socket cover. Having removed it, the child may easily put the emmaycare cover, in the inverted position, into the earth contact alone, leaving the live contacts exposed, just like every other cover that we have tested.
emmaycare have also reduced the width of the earth pin to be the same width as the power pins!!! The function of a dummy earth pin is solely to open the shutters in a socket. If the earth pin is not wide enough, the shutters will not open far enough as the picture below left shows (we cut the cover in half so we could insert only the earth pin).