Whether for a specific occasion like Halloween or playing around the house, young children love to dress up. Unfortunately, fancy dress clothing has caused a number of serious accidents. Find out more about flammability standards here.
Homemade costumes may ignite easily and burn faster than normal clothes. But any costume has the potential to ignite. To help reduce the risk, keep Halloween and dress-up outfits away from fire, burning candles, cigarettes and all other naked flames.
If burning candles are part of your celebrations, always follow their safety guidelines, and remember:
- Always supervise children and pets if using candles
- Do not allow children to carry, play, reach over, light or be near burning candles
- Never leave a burning candle unattended
- Always extinguish a candle completely after use
- Take care when using candles at Halloween. Do not carry pumpkins with candles inside, consider using battery-operated candles instead.