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    How to Have a Fun (and Safe) Halloween

    Regardless of your plans this Halloween night, following these safety tips will be an absolute must.

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    Halloween is just around the corner, so today we’d like to share a few important safety tips to help ensure the coming holiday is a fun and safe treat for everyone.

    First, those who are expecting trick-or-treaters should remember to keep their home, yard, and sidewalks brightly lit, to use LED “candles” inside any Jack-o’-lanterns, and to keep a close eye on their front door.

    Parents with children planning to go trick-or-treating should also follow certain safety guidelines. For instance, always accompany your trick-or-treaters as they go from home to home, stick to neighborhoods that have sidewalks, and always use crosswalks when crossing the street.

    Those who plan on driving on Halloween night must exercise caution, as well, given that Halloween presents a high risk for accidents involving child pedestrians. Drive slowly, watch out for children, and be especially careful around intersections, corners, and driveways.

     

    When in doubt, throw candy out.

     

    Even after your children have made it safely home from their Halloween haul, there’s still one important safety concern to consider: their candy. Before allowing your trick-or-treaters to dig in, be sure to check for the following red flags: candy with an unusual or discolored appearance, spoiled or unwrapped items, or treats with tears or holes in their wrappers.

    When in doubt, throw it out. For additional information regarding tainted or unsafe candy, contact poison control at 1-800-222-1222 or reach out to your local police department.

    If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you soon, and hope you have a happy (and safe) Halloween!

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