Tips for a Safe Halloween
- Wear light colored or reflective clothing for costumes.
- Check the costume to see if it is made of a fire resistant material.
- Use face makeup, if possible, instead of a mask or make sure children can see well.
- Keep costumed children away from pets. The pet may not recognize the child and become frightened.
- Avoid hard plastic or wood props such as daggers or swords so as not to cause injury if a child falls.
- Parents should go along with younger children.
- Always remind children of the dangers associated with crossing and walking along the streets at night.
- Use a flashlight at night or go out while there is still daylight.
- Stay within the neighborhood and only visit homes you know with the porch light on.
- Remind children to avoid open flames from pumpkins or Halloween decorations.
- Only give and accept commercially wrapped or packaged candy.
- Parents should examine all treats before letting children eat them.
- All fruit should be washed and cut into small pieces to make sure nothing hazardous has been placed inside.