People we spoke with say they buy a lot of flashlights and other battery-operated candles when they walk through neighborhoods trick or treating.
BEFORE donning a ghoulish bride or pumpkin fancy dress costumes this year, it might be wise to look twice at the label.
Trading standards also recommends that families only buy costumes from reputable retailers and ensure that they carry the CE safety mark and instructions.
"There is nothing more terrifying than having a fire at home or seeing your clothes catch fire, which in some cases can have a lasting impact on day-to-day life".
If there are children around, make sure they are watched at all times when candles are lit.
Parents in Lincolnshire are being advised to ensure their children stay away from naked flames due to the risk posed by fancy dress costumes.
Burns and scalds last a lifetime.
Children dressed in costumes excitedly running door to door to trick-or-treat, festive decorations like glowing jack-o'-lanterns, paper ghosts, hay bales and cornstalks adorning front porches - these are some of the classic hallmarks of Halloween that make the holiday special for kids and adults alike.
Burns should be cooled immediately, with cold running water for 20 minutes.
With Halloween fast approaching, the State Fire Marshal's Office (SFMO) wants to remind Tennesseans to take simple safety precautions to keep this year's Halloween festivities both fun and fire-free. "Please also follow the advice from our police and council colleagues and don't frighten and annoy residents by being anti-social". · If you are walking with pets, consider using a leash with reflective material attached.
- Lanterns should never be made from plastic bottles or other plastic containers.
Make sure all smoke alarms in the home are working.
Keep all costumes away from naked flames. "Always keep curtains away from candles and keep safe this Diwali".
- Use flashlights as alternatives to candles or torch lights when decorating walkways and yards.