10 Halloween Safety Tips

Oct 28, 2010

Written by Brittany Johnson, Membership Consultant, O2 Fitness @ Cary

What could be more fun than dressing up in a costume, and eating free candy?  Halloween is a fun time for all but it also poses safety concerns for parents and children venturing out to trick-or-treat.  The CDC recommends these tips to keep you and your child safe this Halloween:

  1. Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult. Otherwise, stay outside.
  2. Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats unless you know the cook well.
  3. Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
  4. Only walk on sidewalks or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
  5. Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.
  6. Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent skin and eye irritation.
  7. Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you.
  8. Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.
  9. Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
  10. Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.

But most of all, HAVE FUN!

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