- Determine which kind of light switch extender is in use. A snap-on extender will have no screws and you can simply pull off the extender. You'll need a screwdriver to remove a screw-on extender.
- Turn the room's electricity off at the circuit breaker.
- Apply two strips of masking tape to the wall plate to hold it in place.
- Unscrew the top and bottom screws from the wall plate using a Phillips screwdriver.
- Remove the extender from the switch.
- Attach the original wall screws using a Phillips screwdriver. You can purchase replacement screws if the originals are missing. Tighten the screws to prevent the wall plate from falling.
- Remove the tape. Turn the electricity back on and test the switch to make sure it is properly working.
How to Take Off a Safety 1st Light Switch Extender
Safety 1st is a brand of baby and children products manufactured by Dorel Juvenile Group. Safety 1st products include car seats, strollers and light-switch extenders. A light-switch extender enables small children, people in wheelchairs and the elderly to switch a light on or off more easily. The extender can be a rod or a long switch attached to the main switch. Extenders are available in different lengths, depending on people's needs. Installation and removal is very easy. Some extensions simply snap-on while others require a few screws and a screwdriver.