MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Here come the ghosts and goblins…Halloween is on the way! The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) offers some common sense costume tips to help make Halloween a safe event for little princesses, monsters, superheroes and more.
Before you design or shop for a Halloween outfit for your child, use these three simple rules as a guideline for safely dressing your child for Halloween parades and trick-or-treating:
Step One – Prevent fires and burns
Step Two – See and be seen
Step Three – Fit for Safety
An additional safety tip for homeowners: if you leave a lit jack-o-lantern on the porch while kids are trick-or-treating, consider using battery-operated candles or glow sticks instead of open-flame candles to protect the children and your property.
For additional information, visit the Consumer Protection Bureau at datcp.wisconsin.gov, call the Consumer Information Hotline at 800-422-7128 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.