Halloween Safety Tips

Pumpkin Carving:

 

 

 

·        Never let children carve pumpkins without adult supervision

 

 

 

·        Adults should use specifically designed carving knives, rather than kitchen knives

 

 

 

·        Carve the pumpkin in small, controlled strokes, away from oneself on a strong, sturdy surface

 

 

 

Costume Safety:

 

 

 

·        Purchase a flame resistant costume, masks, wigs and other components

 

 

 

·        If using a homemade costume, use flame resistant materials

 

 

 

·        Avoid baggy sleeves and billowing skirts

 

 

 

·        Use reflective tape or other materials – found at hardware or sporting goods stores -  to be easily visible at night

 

 

 

·        Make sure the costume is well-fitted with sturdy shoes to be trip resistant

 

 

 

·        Use make up instead of masks to avoid obstructing vision

 

 

 

·        Swords, knives and similar accessories should be soft and flexible

 

 

 

Pedestrian Safety:

 

 

 

·        Walk, don’t run

 

 

 

·        Caution against running out from between parked cars, or across lawns and yards where ornaments or furniture present dangers

 

 

 

Poisoning Safety:

 

 

 

·        Warn children not to eat any treats before an adult has carefully examined them for evidence of tampering

 

 

 

·        Adults check treats to make sure they are in the original, unopened packaging

 

 

 

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