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Leviton Introduces New Electrical Safety Video and Blog Series for DIYers

Alison Rhodes-Jacobson - The Safety Mom(SM) - partners with Leviton to talk about home electrical safety

MELVILLE, N.Y., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leviton announced an expanded engagement throughout 2014 with Alison Rhodes-Jacobson* – The Safety MomSM – for the development of a video and blog series available at the newly launched Learn it at Leviton website (www.learnitatleviton.com). The website, designed to educate do-it-yourselfers on how to safely complete home electrical projects, will debut the video, "Simple Steps, Smart Choices: The Safety Mom," featuring Ms. Rhodes-Jacobson demonstrating the importance of electrical safety in the home and discussing the various Leviton products that help create a safer home environment for the entire family.

On an average day, nearly seven children are treated in emergency rooms for electrical shocks or burns caused by tampering with a wall outlet, according to Electrical Safety Foundation International. As Ms. Rhodes-Jacobson explains in the video, "That's why Leviton tamper resistant outlets are so important. They feature a shutter-like mechanism to help prevent small hands from inserting most foreign objects into the outlet." Ms. Rhodes-Jacobson also discusses the importance of GFCIs (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters), AFCIs (Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters), Illuminated Switches, LED Guide Lights and Weather-Resistant Outlets and Covers.

"The 'Safety Mom' Video and Blog series are very important additions to our resources at 'Learn it at Leviton' because they will help educate homeowners as to what electrical safety devices should be installed in their homes as well as other measures to make their homes safer," said Jay Sherman, Leviton's Director of Marketing, Residential. "At Leviton, electrical safety is a top priority and we continuously strive to develop electrical safety products that are sensible, reliable and meet the needs of consumers today and in the future."

The Safety Mom Blog series will cover a range of topics including, "Electrical Codes - Is Your State Up To Date?", "What's an AFCI and Why do I Need it?", "The Benefits of Universal Design" and "The Hidden Electrical Hazards in Your Home."

Learn It at Leviton is a one-stop source for homeowners to find reliable information on a range of home improvement topics including electrical safety, wiring and installation, home automation, energy savings, what to look for when buying/selling a home, product buying guides, new products and much more. Whether a seasoned DIYer or a beginner, the Learn it at Leviton library of videos, interactive tools, EZ Learn courses and FAQs can help make the job a little easier.

About Leviton Residential
Leviton residential products are the brand most preferred by builders and electrical contractors. Leviton's award winning lighting controls, wiring devices and home automation products help electrical industry professionals and homeowners create smart living environments that deliver energy savings, convenience, reliability and safety. Learn more at www.leviton.com/residential.

About Leviton
Leviton is the smart choice, providing the most comprehensive range of solutions to meet the needs of today's residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Leveraging more than a century of experience, Leviton helps customers create sustainable, intelligent environments through its electrical wiring devices, network and data center connectivity solutions, and lighting energy management systems. From switches and receptacles, to daylight harvesting controls, networking systems, and equipment for charging electric vehicles, Leviton solutions help customers achieve savings in energy, time and cost, all while enhancing safety. For more information, visit www.leviton.com, http://www.facebook.com/leviton, http://twitter.com/leviton or http://www.youtube.com/Levitonmfg.

About The Safety Mom
Alison Rhodes – The Safety Mom – is the pre-eminent voice on safety and wellness for the entire family, from babies to boomers, while acting as a corporate spokesperson, author and speaker for a variety of leading brands. Alison has dedicated her life to educating women about issues that affect not only themselves, but the people they care about. A mom of four children, step-mom to another four and caregiver for a father with Alzheimer's, a husband with Multiple Sclerosis and a son with intellectual disabilities, Alison has used her personal struggles and tragedies to drive her passion as a child safety advocate. With an innate ability to connect with people in a down-to-earth, uplifting and engaging manner, Alison has become a popular guest on many national television shows, including The Today Show, Fox & Friends and Good Morning America. Through her appearances, blog and articles, she reaches millions every month with advice on how to stay sane while keeping everyone in the family happy and safe. Learn more at: http://safetymom.com/.

* Alison Rhodes-Jacobson is a compensated spokesperson.

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