1. Watch out for trick-or-treaters if you are driving.
2. Costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible. Costumes, wigs and accessories should be flame resistant.
3. Children should not trick-or-treat alone.
4. Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags. Trick-or-treaters should wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
5. Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help others see you and your children. Make sure that fresh batteries have been recently installed so they function properly in the dark.
6. Make sure children walk, and don’t run, from house to house.
7. Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before letting children eat them.
8. Always test make-up on children in a small area first.
9. Make sure children look both ways before crossing the street. Use crosswalks when possible, and if none are available, only walk on sidewalks or on the edge of the road facing traffic.
10. Children should only eat factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
11. Children should only visit well-lit houses.
12. Children should never walk near lit candles or luminaries.
13. Keep homes walkways clutter free to prevent children and adults from falling.
14. Keep your mobile phone handy! Call 911 if you see anything suspicious or dangerous.
Make Halloween both fun and safe!