Halloween Safety Tips

Fun fall celebrations like Halloween and Harvest Day are great times for children, who can dress up in costumes, enjoy parties, and go trick-or-treating. To help ensure adults and children have a safe holiday, check out these safety tips ahead of Halloween: 

  • All costumes, wigs and accessories should be fire-resistant
  • Avoid masks, which can obstruct vision
  • Remind children never to enter a stranger's home or car
  • For trick-or-treating, only travel in familiar, well-lit areas and stick with friends
  • Children and adults are reminded to put electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, don't run, across the street
  • Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs. Children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year
  • Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully
  • At twilight and later in the evening, watch for children in dark clothing
  • Halloween can be tricky for children with food allergies. It's important that parents closely examine Halloween candy to avoid a potentially life-threatening reaction. Tell your children not to eat any treats until they return home
Have fun! Happy Halloween!

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