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With Halloween just around the corner every parent needs to be aware of the dangers that could be involved. The most important one to remember is ” FIREWORKS “. Thousands of children every year get injured from fireworks around Halloween. Make sure if your child is using fireworks they must be supervised. The other 11 reasons we have below must not be overlooked. Please make sure and SHARE this list with friends as you might help save an injury or even a life.
1 – Razor blades in apples are more myth than reality. Still, it’s a good idea to warn children not to eat any treats before an adult has examined them carefully for evidence of tampering.
2 – To keep your pumpkin from turning into an arsonist, keep it away from landings and doorsteps where costumes could brush against the flame.
3 – That draped ghost costume looks cute, but it can cause a nasty spill. To guard against trips and falls, costumes should fit well and not drag on the ground.
4 – Little pedestrians are vulnerable on Halloween. Purchase or make costumes that are light colored, bright and clearly visible to motorists.
5 – For greater visibility at dusk and during darkness, decorate or trim costumes with reflective tape that will glow in the beam of a car’s headlights. Bags or sacks also should be light-colored or decorated with reflective tape. Reflective tape is usually available in hardware, bicycle and sporting goods stores.
6 – To be safe, kids need to be able to see well. If your child wears a mask, make sure it fits securely, provides adequate ventilation, and has eye holes large enough to allow full vision. Some children have been known to pass out due to the lack of air in some masks and it can cause damage to their lungs due to constant breathing of carbon dioxide. It’s like breathing into a paper bag for a long period of time.
7 – Flashlights don’t always go with the costume, but they’re essential if children are to see and be seen in the dark.
8 – Swords, knives and similar costume accessories should be made of soft, flexible material. That helps protect kids and their companions from accidental injuries.
9 – Expecting trick-or-treaters? Remove obstacles from lawns, steps and porches.
10 – Indoors, keep candles and jack-o’-lanterns away from curtains, decorations and other items that could ignite. Do not leave burning candles unattended.
11 – When kids start wolfing down their Halloween treats, there’s always one grim specter lurking in the back of parents’ minds: what if some madman had filled their candy with poison. You need to be careful and always check the package for any tampering. Also please be aware of many other problems below.