S Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft and flexible.
A Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
F Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
E Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat!
H Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see & others to see you. WALK, don’t run, from house to house.
A Always test makeup in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.
L Look both ways before crossing the street. Use crosswalks when possible.
L Lower your risk for restricted vision by wearing face paint, not masks.
O Only walk on sidewalks when at all possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
W Wear well-fitting costumes and shoes to avoid tripping and falling.
E Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
E Enter homes only of trusted friends/family and with an adults.
N Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.
PARENTS: Be aware of potential Halloween hazards and take precautions to eliminate them. Consider attending an indoor Halloween event and bypass any chaos or danger.
Safe Kids Grand Forks would encourage you to avoid outside trick-or-treating options, especially if there are weather conditions that make visibility a bigger issue. For a list of Halloween events in the Grand Forks community, contact Safe Kids Grand Forks in mid-September.
For more information on Halloween safety, contact Safe Kids Grand Forks at firstname.lastname@example.org. Altru Health System is proud to serve as the lead agency for Safe Kids Grand Forks.