You find that your power cord got caught under a shelf, what do you do?
Option 1: Throw the power cord away.
Once an electrical cord has been pinched or bent, it won’t repair itself, the electricity will always have problems flowing through the compromised cord.
Option 2: Reuse the power cord.
Cut the cord and use it as a handle for a bag or a cool bracelet.
Option 3: Continue using the power cord by keeping it plugged in.
And have your house burn down.
This is part of a series covering surge protector safety for National Check your Surge Protector Day.