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


Candy Safety

Halloween is the one night when kids take candy from strangers. Keep them safe by making sure they don't eat any candy or other treats until an adult has inspected the loot.

A few things to look for:

  • Check for any signs of tampering, which could include poisoning or unsafe objects inserted through wrappers.
  • Throw away any unpackaged treats, including popcorn, apples and any small, unwrapped candies.
  • Any candy with a torn wrapper -- even a small pinhole -- should also be tossed into the trash.
  • Parents of kids with allergies should also look at the ingredients of all treats, as many candies that don't have peanuts (or other nuts) in them may have been made in peanut-friendly facilities.