Trick or Treat! Halloween Safety Tips

When the ghosts, ghouls and goblins roam the dark streets this Halloween, make sure they’re safe. Halloween is known for being creepy and dangerous but there are some steps you can take to protect your little witches.

As a Seattle personal injury attorney, I encourage you to follow some easy safety tips this Halloween.

  • Make sure costumes are made from fire-retardant materials
  • Avoid baggy or long costumes that children can trip and fall over
  • Avoid full face masks that impair children’s vision, rather chose face paint
  • Carry glow sticks, flashlights or reflective tape when Trick-or-Treating for visibility
  • Never let children go Trick-or-Treating alone
  • Stay away from dark houses and alleys
  • Before candy is consumed, check for tampering
  • Be aware of candy containing food allergens
  • Instruct children never to eat anything until they are home and the treats have been examined by an adult
  • Know what friends your child will be with and the routes they are walking
  • Leave a porch light on so children will know that it is OK to visit your home
  • Remove obstacles from lawns, steps and porches when expecting trick-or-treaters
  • Never leave candles unattended in jack-o’-lanterns