(HealthDay News) -- Children look forward to Halloween more than many other holidays, but the occasion doesn't come without potential dangers.
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration suggests how to keep your family safer on Halloween:
- Store-bought costumes should be labeled "flame-resistant." If you make your own costume, use flame-resistant fabrics, such as polyester or nylon.
- Kids should wear bright, reflective costumes. Or add strips of reflective tape, so they'll be more visible.
- Children should always use a flashlight for better visibility.
- Kids should wear makeup and hats rather than masks that can obscure vision. Test the makeup first to see if it causes an allergic reaction.
- Children should never wear decorative contact lenses.
- Carefully inspect all candy. Check for allergens before allowing your child to eat any treats.
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