WASHINGTON, D.C. – Soon the ghouls and goblins of Halloween night will prowl neighborhood streets in search of treats. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) wants to ensure that candle flames from jack-o-lanterns, decorative obstacles on the porch or lawn, and sharp edges on costumes and accessories don’t keep kids from enjoying this annual tradition of trick-or-treating.
Incidents involving burns from flammable costumes and lacerations related to pumpkin carving lead the list of Halloween-related injuries.
“Using inherently flame-resistant fabrics in home-made costumes and using battery-operated candles when decorating the house for Halloween can help keep children safe,” said CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum.
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