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Halloween costume safety tips

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Halloween is just a few days away, and safety begins with your little one's costume.

Fire officials say just because a costume is labeled "flame resistant" does not mean it is flame proof.  In fact, anything can catch fire if it is exposed long enough to flames.

Still, other safety tips go beyond preventing fires.

Here are the facts:

  • Experts recommend that all children carry a flashlight this Halloween, if they plan to stay out after dark.  That way they can see where they are going, and that they're visible to motorists.
  • Another way to help with visibility is to fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags.  
  • It's also a good idea to make sure costume accessories like swords and knives are short, soft and flexible.

For more safety tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, click here. Have a safe and Happy Halloween.

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