Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - HEALTH -

Safety tips to keep in mind for Hal­loween

1. Walk safely on Hal­loween. Cross the street at cor­ners and use traf­fic sig­nals. Walk along side­walks and paths when­ever pos­si­ble. Chil­dren 12 and un­der shouldn’t be alone at night with­out an adult. Kids older than 12 should try to stick to fa­mil­iar ar­eas when trick-or­treat­ing. 2. Make sure cos­tumes are safe. Dec­o­rate cos­tumes and bags with re­flec­tive tape to make it eas­ier to see at night. Choose face paint in­stead of masks so it doesn’t ob­struct the child’s vi­sion. Make sure cos­tumes are the right size or don’t have long trail­ing fab­ric to pre­vent fall­ing. 3. Al­ways in­spect dec­o­ra­tions be­fore us­ing for cracked or frayed wires. Use lights and dec­o­ra­tions that are ap­proved safe by a na­tion­ally rec­og­nized test­ing lab.

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