Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Halloween Safety Tips & Supplies
The American Red Cross in Utah urges all little ghouls and goblins out there to have a very happy and safe Halloween. Here are 13 safety tips for families to review and use.
· Map out the route that you plan to roam, so adults are assured you will find your way home!
· From the bravest of superheroes to the noblest of knights, everyone should remember to bring their flashlights!
· Accept treats at the door and, please, don’t go inside.
· When you get ready to put on your disguise, use face paint instead of masks, which will cover your eyes.
· Always remember, before you embark, to wear light-colored clothing to be seen in the dark! (And remember to use reflective tape, even on bikes, skateboards and brooms!)
· Whether you walk, slither or sneak, do it on the sidewalks and not in the street.
· As you roam through the neighborhood collecting your treats, please look both ways before crossing the street! (And cross from the corner!)
· Wigs, capes and costumes are flammable attire, so avoid open flames to prevent a fire!
· Use a glow stick instead of a candle so your jack-o-lantern isn’t a safety gamble!
· You may fly on a broom or a space ship from Mars, but please be on the lookout for drivers in cars! (And don’t hide between parked vehicles).
· Monsters and zombies should stay off the lawn, and only visit homes with their porch lights turned on!
· You may be dressed as a werewolf, a cat or a frog, but be cautious around strange animals, especially dogs.
· Have a grown-up inspect your candy when you’re done trick-or-treating to remove open packages and choking hazards before eating.
For Halloween safety items like glow sticks & lanterns visit www.redcrossstore.org