Trick-or-treat time will be here in a matter of days. Prepare your goblins now for a safe night out with the right costume.
Start with flame resistance. When you buy a costume, mask, beard or wig, look for the label Flame Resistant. Although this label does not mean the items won’t catch on fire, it does indicate the item will resist burning and should extinguish quickly once removed from the ignition source.
To lessen the risk of burns, children should avoid candles and other sources of ignition especially when wearing costumes made from flimsy materials and outfits with big, baggy sleeves or billowing skirts.
Always make sure costumes are designed to be seen visibly by motorists at night. Decorate costumes with reflective tape that will glow in the beam of car headlights. Bags or sacks should also be light in color and decorated with reflective tape.