The CDC recommends these rules to keep you safe on Halloween

Pumpkins for Halloween safety

S — Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.

A — Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.

F — Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.

E — Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit treats you eat.


H — Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Always WALK and don’t run from house to house.

A — Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.

L — Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.

L — Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.

O — Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.

W — Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.

E — Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.

E — Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Don’t stop at dark houses. Never accept rides from strangers.

N — Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.


To learn more about safety best practices or if you have questions contact the Pothitakis Law Firm.

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