Health Tip: Stay Safe This Halloween10/24/12
(HealthDay News) -- When kids are on the prowl for candy this
Halloween, make sure the night is filled with treats, not
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers these
trick-or-treating safety tips:
- Make sure any costume accessories -- such as knives and swords
-- are flexible, short and soft.
- Never let children trick or treat alone.
- Carry a flashlight, put reflective tape on all costumes and
don't allow the kids to run. Take care when crossing the
- Limit candy gathering to a reasonable amount. Carefully inspect
candy for choking hazards and tampering before letting your
children dig in.
- Make sure costumes and masks fit well to avoid falls.
- Avoid walking near luminaries or lit candles, and make sure
costumes are flame-resistant.
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