Are your kids ready to trick or treat? From costumes to candles, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) offers guidelines to make sure your family has a ghoulishly good time.
Choosing a costume for your child can be fun but remember to choose wisely. Look for items labeled flame resistant. Costumes should also be brightly colored or trimmed with reflective tape to make them more visible to motorists at night. Masks should have eye and nose holes for adequate visibility and breathing.
The CPSC encourages parents to:
- Use LED lights to illuminate jack-o-lanterns;
- Always accompany small children while visiting homes; and
- Warn children not to eat treats until an adult has checked for evidence of tampering.
Have a safe and happy Halloween!