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Monday Has To Be A Safe Halloween

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The big event is tomorrow night. the boys are getting close to being too old but still seem to be looking forward to the candy. It’s a Monday night, before fall back, so it should be full of fun. But, it is never a time to forget safety.

Some great tips from the Center For Disease Control and Prevention :

Going trick-or-treating?

Alphabet letter S Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.
Alphabet letter A Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
Alphabet letter F Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
Alphabet letter E Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.
Alphabet letter H Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you.
Alphabet letter A Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent skin and eye irritation.
Alphabet letter L Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.
Alphabet letter L Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.
Alphabet letter O Only walk on sidewalks or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
Alphabet letter W Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
Alphabet letter E Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats unless you know the cook well.
Alphabet letter E Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult. Otherwise, stay outside.
Alphabet letter N

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

Here are some other posts worth reading:

Halloween Safety For The Whole Family, Chrissie Cole | October 27, 2011 1:13 PM

Wishing you a Happy—and SAFE—Halloween, John Inserra | October 27, 2011 9:56 AM

Wishing you a Happy—and SAFE—Halloween, Craig Kelley | October 27, 2011 9:56 AM

Top 10 Safety Tips for Halloween, Michael Monheit | October 27, 2011 9:08 AM

Safety Tips For Driving On Halloween, Scott Cooper | October 27, 2011 7:23 AM