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Halloween Safety Tips.

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From the candy to the costumes, Halloween is a fun-filled time for kids and parents alike, but this festivity can can also pose some dangers. To help make this year’s holiday a safe one, follow these simple safety tips:


  • Provide children with flashlights or glow sticks to carry while trick-or-treating. Add reflective tape to costumes to make them more visible to drivers.


  • Be sure children wear only flame-retardant costumes. Avoid baggy arms, long costumes and trailing material. They are also a tripping hazard.


  • Masks can obstruct your vision; use make-up instead.


  • Keep flammable decorations away from heat sources, such as candles, heaters, and stoves. Hay, corn stalks, and dry flowers are highly flammable.


  • Avoid decorating with candles. Use flashlights instead. However, if you choose candles for decorations, place them in a sturdy holder out of reach of kids and away from combustibles.


Make trick-or-treating safe for your little monsters and read Sparky’s Halloween Fire Safety Tips by clicking here.

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