Be Safe, When It Comes to Your Sweet Tooth!

We hope you enjoy the festivities for October! Let’s remember that whether you are a child or an adult, safety should always be our top priority! Here are some ways to have a S-A-F-E  H-A-L-L-O-W-E-E-N!

 

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sSwords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.

aAvoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.

fFasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.

eExamine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.

 

 

hHold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Always    WALK and don’t run from house to house.

aAlways test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.

lLook both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.

lLower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.

oOnly walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.

wWear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.

eEat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.

eEnter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Don’t stop at dark houses. Never accept rides from strangers.

nNever walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.

 

Source: http://www.cdc.gov/family/halloween

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