TRICK OR TREAT SAFETY
Although there will not be trick-or-treating in many areas in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the Experts’ Halloween Safety Tips still apply to alternate types of Halloween celebrations this year for a worry-free holiday!
Is your family ready to trick or treat? From costumes to candles, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) offers trick or treat safety guidelines to ensure your family has a howling good time this Halloween.
While choosing a costume for your child can be fun, it’s important to choose wisely. Look for “flame resistant” costumes that are brightly colored or trimmed with reflective tape to make them more visible to motorists. Trick-or-treat bags should also be brightly colored or decorated with reflective tape.
The CPSC also encourages parents and caregivers to:
Use flameless candles for jack-o-lanterns and other holiday decorations.
Light sticks are also a great way to improve visibility at night, as well as a flameless, safe method to light Halloween decorations.
For decorative light strands (indoors or outdoors), be sure a recognized testing laboratory has tested your Halloween lights. You can locate this information on the packaging. Have a fun, safe Halloween!