Halloween’s Real Dangers | DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog
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The University of Michigan Trauma Burn Center reports that on Halloween between 4 and 10pm there is a significant increase in falls, pedestrian injuries, and burn-related injuries. In fact children are four and a half times more likely to get struck by a car on Halloween night than any other night of the year.
However UM Trauma Burn Center provides 5 tips for safety fun on Halloween:
Dress kids in bright colors, or utilize reflective tape so they can be seen.
Avoid restrictive masks covering the nose and ears made of hard plastic, or masks that have small breathing holes.
Get Your Move On.
Costumes with a wide range of motion help kids avoid fall. Also avoid constrictive shoes – tennis shoes are best on this night for kids.
Read the Label, Avoid the Burn. (October is Fire Safety Month!)
Know if the material of your child’s costume is flammable or flame-retardant. 100% polyester is the best choice, 100% cotton is the worst.
Avoid Too Many Accessories.
Swords, tridents, and glasses with lenses in them can all be dangerous on Halloween – avoid to many accessories that your child may have to worry about or get careless with.
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