Safety agency issues tips for a less scary, but safer Halloween
Monday, October 29th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6
(Washington-AP) -- The Consumer Product Safety Commission is releasing its annual safety list to prevent harm to little ghosts and goblins this Halloween.
The Commission recommends the following:
-- Costumes, including masks, beards and wigs should be made of flame-resistant fabrics such as nylon or polyester, or be labeled "flame-resistant."
-- Avoid flimsy materials, baggy sleeves or skirts that could contact open flames.
-- Costumes should fit well, not drag on the ground, and be highly visible, perhaps by using reflective tape.
-- Children should carry flashlights.
-- Accessories such as swords and knives should be made of soft, flexible material.
-- Masks, hats and scarves shouldn't obstruct vision or ventilation.
-- Treats should be inspected by an adult before consumption.
-- Candles and jack-o'-lanterns should be kept away from combustibles and kids.
-- Decoration lights should be checked for safety.