Monday, October 13, 2008

Prepare for a Safe Halloween

Here are a few tips from the City of Mesa Police Department to keep in mind when planning costumes for the upcoming festivities:

Today's Assignment
Evaluate the safeness of your child's Halloween costume
* Choose light or bright colored costumes and use light-reflective tape
* Children shouldn't wear a mask, it restricts vision- make-up is much safer
*Toy weapons, wands, brooms, etc.. should be made of paper or cardboard
*Put the child's name and phone number on the inside of their costume in case of an accident or if the child gets lost
*Children should wear comfortable, well fit shoes
*Trick or treat bags should not be too large; they can obscure vision or cause your child to trip and fall.
* Make sure wigs and costumes are fire proof.

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