Halloween safety tips offered by state include choosing safe costumes, flashlights


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)



MADISON, Wisconsin — Wisconsin's consumer protection agency is offering a variety of safety tips for trick-or-treaters heading out on Halloween.

To prevent fires in homemade costumers, the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection says to pick flame-resistant materials and avoid costumes that are billowy and baggy to minimize the risk of the fabric catching on fire.

Putting reflective tape on costumes to make children more visible to passing vehicles is also recommended, along with carrying flashlights with fresh batteries and glow sticks.

Additionally, DATCP says costumes should fit properly to avoid the risk of falling. It says costumes should also not include sharp or pointed objects that could be dangerous if someone does stumble.

All content copyright ©2014 Daily Journal, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Click here to read our privacy policy.