November 14, 2019

CDC Offers Tips For a Fun and Safe Halloween

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is offering consumers tips for a fun and safe Halloween. They use the words “Safe Halloween” to make it easy to remember these tips.

CDC Offers Tips For a Fun and Safe Halloween

If your costume includes swords, knives or other accessories, they should be Short, soft, and flexible. Do not trick-or-treat Alone. Go in groups or with a trusted adult. Make sure your costume is reflective, or add reFlective tape to your apparel or bags so drivers can see you.

All parents should Examine all treats for choking hazards and any sign of tampering before letting kids eat them. Hold a flashlight while you’re out and about so others can see you. Always test make-up in a small area first; some can cause allergic reactions in some people. Remove it before bedtime.

Look both ways before crossing the street. Do not wear decorative contact lenses and Lower your risk of serious eye injury. Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible. If there are no sidewalks, walk on the far edge of the road facing traffic.

Wear Well fitting masks, costumes, and shoes so you don’t trip and fall. Only Eat factory-wrapped treats. Homemade treats are not always safe. Only Enter homes if you’re with a trusted adult. And never accept rides from strangers. Finally, Never walk near lit candles or luminaries because not all costumes are flame-retardant.

All homeowners should keep candle-lit jack o’ lanterns and luminaries away from doorsteps, walkways, landings, and curtains. Use glow sticks instead. And be sure that walking areas and stairs are well-lit and free of any decorations that could trigger a fall.

Follow these tips for a fun and safe Halloween!

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