A few safety tips from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
HOMES HOSTING TRICK-OR-TREATERS
- Remove anything that could be an obstacle from lawns, steps and porches.
- Candlelit jack-o’-lanterns should be kept away from landings and doorsteps where costumes could brush against the flame.
- Indoor jack-o’-lanterns should be kept away from curtains, decorations, and other furnishings that could be ignited.
- Wait until you get home so that you have a chance to inspect your candy. Toss out any candy with opened or damaged wrappers
COSTUMES & BAGS
- Pick brightly colored costumes. If you want to wear dark colors, stick some reflective tape on the costumes or bags to make them more noticeable.
- Make sure all clothes, wigs, beards, etc are labeled Flame Resistant.
- Avoid costumes made with flimsy materials or that have big baggy sleeves or billowing skirts. Avoid tripping by making sure costumes are not too long.
- If a mask is used, make sure it fits securely and eyeholes are large enough to allow for full vision.
- Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be made of soft and flexible material.
- Carry a flashlight
- Young children should always be accompanied by an adult
- Please WALK, don’t run from house to house. Use the sidewalk if available, rather than walk in the street.
- Choose homes where the residents are known and have outside lights on as a sign of welcome.
- Children should not enter homes or apartments unless accompanied by an adult.
Halloween can be frightening enough. Don’t let real estate be scary, too.
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