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Make sure costumes are visible and can be seen by drivers. For greater visibility in dusk or darkness, costumes should be decorated or trimmed with reflective tape.
Use cosmetics instead of face masks. If a mask is used, make sure it fits securely and does not block vision.
Carry either a flashlight or a "glow-stick." Do not carry candles, torches, or other actual flaming devices.
Costumes should be flame retardant.
Do not drive in a costume that restricts movement or vision.
Children should always have an adult with them.
An adult should inspect all candy before children are allowed to eat it.
Throw away any candy that is not individually wrapped or purchased at a store.
Children should stay on the sidewalk when trick-or-treating.
Stay in small groups (we suggest six or fewer to a group). Stay near home in a familiar neighborhood and surroundings.
Cross streets only at intersections.
Candle-lit jack-o-lanterns should be kept away from landings and doorsteps where costumes could brush against the flame.
Indoor jack-o-lanterns should be kept away from curtains, decorations, or other furnishings that could be ignited.
Jack-o-lanterns should be treated like all other candles. Extinguish them before leaving them unattended and before going to sleep.
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