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Are Your Halloween Decorations Safe?

By Alpert Schreyer on October 31, 2011

HalloweenDecorating your home for Halloween is a great way to get your kids excited for the holiday. However, some Halloween decorations pose a very real threat to the safety of your children and your home. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recommends taking several steps to reduce the risk of accidents caused by hazardous or defective Halloween decorations.

  • Try to use battery-operated candles instead of candles with real flames. Costumes that droop, drag, or sag can get caught in the flames. If you do use real candles, keep them away from walkways, porches, steps, and landings. This will reduce the risk of fire and burn injuries.
  • Do not overload outlets or power strips with plugs. Purchase additional power strips if you have a lot of plug-in decorations.
  • Avoid putting decorations where trick-or-treaters may be walking. These decorations could act as obstacles and cause people to trip and fall.
  • Never leave a burning candle unattended as it takes only seconds for a flame to ignite a curtain, costume, or other flammable material.
  • Check all light sets for loose connections, frayed wires, broken sockets, and other product defects. Do this with both new and old light sets, as new sets can have defects due to the way they were manufactured or handled during shipping.
  • Always examine decorations and novelty items before giving them to children.

Taking these simple steps can help prevent Halloween accidents at your home. Unfortunately, your child is at risk of injury if he or she trick-or-treats at homes where the owners do not take these precautions. If your child suffers an injury due to someone else’s negligence, the Maryland personal injury attorneys at Alpert Schreyer can help you seek justice. Call us at (844) 632-7274 or (301) 932-9997 to schedule a free case review.

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