5 Things You Should Know: Halloween Safety Tips for Kids and Parents


Decoration Safety

Keeping your yard well lit and free from obstacles are important steps to keeping kids safe as they trick-or-treat in your neighborhood.

  • As you plan your haunted decorations, take the time to remove stray objects such as flower pots and hoses, that kids might trip over on their way to your door in the dark.
  • Choose battery-powered lanterns and lighting instead of candles, a potential fire hazard (to both your yard and to costumes).
  • As the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reminds us: All lights used for decoration, indoors and out, should carry the UL safety label. If your set from last year looks frayed or is broken, replace it.