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Trick or Treating Safety Tips

Trick or Treating Safety Tips
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Halloween is right around the corner and we wanted to send out a friendly health and safety reminder for parents and trick or treat participants.

As your get ready to go out for a night of Halloween fun, remember to keep the following tips in mind:

Dress Safely:

  • Avoid capes, long skirts, and wigs, as these can be flammable.
  • Wear bright colours, so you can be visible by motorists.
  • Use face paint, instead of wearing masks, to prevent breathing issues.

Decorate Wisely:

  • Make sure an adult carves or is supervising pumpkin carving… The best way to avoid injuries is by having kids draw on the pumpkins first.
  • Keep candles, lighters, and other fire hazards away from children.
  • Make sure to check indoor and outdoor lighting for broken or cracked sockets, frayed or bare wires or loose connections.

Be Cautious While Trick or Treating:

  • Always supervise children when trick or treating, until they are of a certain age that they can go with friends.
  • Give your child a flashlight when trick or treating, so that they are visible to motorists.
  • Visit homes with their lights on. Never let children enter homes or cars of strangers.

Look Through Toys & Candy:

  • Do not give your children candy, until you have looked them over.
  • Make sure to give your children candy that are NOT choking hazards.
  • Make sure toys are safe and are not too small for young children to play with, as this can be a choking hazard.

For more information, you can visit the Canadian government website at the link here.

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