Wednesday, October 31, 2012

CDC Halloween Safety

The CDC provides trick-or-treating safety tips with an easy-to-remember acronym.
Swords, knives and similar costume accessories should be short, soft and flexible.
Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them.

Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating and always walk from house to house.
Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent irritation.
Look both ways before crossing the street and use established crosswalks.
Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.
Only walk on sidewalks or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
Wear well-fitting masks, costumes and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips and falls.
Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
Enter homes only if you're with a trusted adult and only visit well-lit houses.
Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.

Follow these tips for a safe and happy Halloween! For more safety tips, click here