Keep your haunted home safe for Halloween
Tips for safe Trick-or-Treating
Eerie sounds, spooky lights and jack-o’-lanterns aglow—extra efforts at Halloween will keep visitors coming back for both tricks and treats. To keep the fun going, however, it’s important to plan your home’s scary set-up with safety in mind.
Decorations involving candles, such as those found in jack-o’-lanterns, account for an average of 800 home fires in North America every year, causing nearly $4 million in direct property damage. Below a few tips for both
handing out candy and safe trick or treating. electrical decorations and lighting, ensure that electrical outlets are not overloaded. Consider battery or solar powered jack-o’-lanterns. darkness may set the Halloween mood, keep walkways well lit and obstruction free to reduce the risk of injury and allow many guests to walk through simultaneously.
child’s Halloween costume is made of flame-resistant materials and is well fitted. Costumes that drag on the ground can pose a tripping hazard, which can be a serious danger if kids fall while crossing the street. fit your child properly without inhibiting their vision. Halloween makeup is a safer option. is a very important safety consideration. Flashlights with fresh batteries, glow sticks and reflective t ape are must-haves on Halloween and will enable drivers to see kids as they go from door-to-door. should always be accompanied by an adult when they go out trick-or-treating. It’s a great way to spend time with family and enjoy everything the holiday has to offer. Teens may want to go with friends. If so, plan a route and make them carry a fully charged smartphone in case they get separated from the group. to a Halloween snack before they head out so that they are less likely to eat the candy they gather before you have a chance to inspect it. Teach children never to eat treats in packages that have been opened, show pinholes or have other damage. And remember, always avoid homemade treats or fruit unless they are from a family member or close friend.