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13 Tips for a Safe Halloween



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    As children all over the U.S. prepare to go trick-or-treating this week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers this advice using the letters that spell out "Safe Halloween."

    How many of them do you follow?

    S – Swords, knives and other costume accessories should be short, soft and flexible

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

    F - Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.

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

    H - Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. WALK and don't run from house to house.

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

    L - Look both ways before crossing the street. Use crosswalks wherever possible.

    L - Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.

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

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

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

    E - Enter homes only if you're with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Never accept rides from strangers.

    N - Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.

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