Wednesday, October 31, 2012

10 Trick Or Treat Safety Tips


Keeping safety in mind, children can go gather their parents free candy trick or treat to their hearts' content! 





1. Parents should inspect treats and throw away anything unwrapped or loosely wrapped - including anything homemade from someone parents don't know. Check for signs of tampering or small holes.


2. Watch out for choking hazards for little ones, such as gum, peanuts or hard candy.

3. Tripping is a concern, so make sure costumes are not too long, baggy or loose. 

4. Costumes should be bright, reflective and flame retardant. Face masks need to fit well so that children's vision and hearing is not impaired.

5. Feed children before you trick or treat. When they're hungry, they could be tempted to sample the treats.

6. Children younger than 12 need parental supervision. THIS IS LAW in many places, including Illinois. 

7. Remind children to walk from house to house and not to walk in yards, where they could trip.

8. Flashlights with new batteries should be used as they walk on the sidewalks.

9. Driveways and alleyways are dangerous areas and need to be approached cautiously. If you're driving trick-or-treaters, have them exit your car on the curb side. Most importantly, stay off your cellphone while driving to avoid the distraction, the Illinois State Police urge.

10. If you're on candy duty at home, make sure your walkway and yard are clear in anticipation of kids coming to the door. Keep dogs and other animals inside and away from the door. Also keep jack-o-lanterns with candles out of the way.

BE SAFE AND HAVE A 
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Illinois Halloween Fun and Free Events


Haunted Houses in Illinois: A huge list of local haunted houses. You can search by other states, too!

Trick or Treat Times: Not all towns allow trick or treating at the same time. For a full list of Illinois towns and times, click here

At Bass Pro Shops, you can get a FREE 4x6 photo taken with a Peanuts Halloween backdrop! PLUS safe trick or treating, and coloring sheets. 

Many local stores and malls are having Safe Trick or Treating events. Check out your local Wal-Mart or local mall website for details. I had to call my store to get more info, fyi. 

The LINCOLN HOME NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE is having safe trick or treating tonight in Springfield, Il from 5:30 pm to 7 pm. 

Fake Freebie Alert! Free Travel Pillow

This is not the first time I have seen this one, though the use of the name "Anti Snoring Center" is new. And not particularly clever, I might add

Why do I think this is a fake?
Free Travel Pillow
#1 The Facebook page appears to be for the purpose of "giving away" this travel pillow. They do not appear to offer any services of any kind. They back dated 7 posts (not a lot of effort put into this fake page). 

#2 You can submit the form without putting in any information whatsoever. 

#3 When you hit submit, a pop-up ad comes up. 

You can't make money giving away travel pillows and copying/pasting sleep facts from health websites. 

How to Inspect Halloween Candy Properly

Make sure to thoroughly inspect your free candy your kids' candy before they (and you) dig in!

Parents should inspect treats and throw away anything unwrapped or loosely wrapped - including anything homemade from someone parents don't know. Check for signs of tampering or small holes.



How to Inspect Candy for Trick or Treating Safety -- powered by ehow


BE SAFE and Have a Happy Halloween!