1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
October 29, 2004 00:00
Each year the Portland Police Bureau receives numerous requests for Halloween safety information. The following tips are from the National Confectioners Association.
-Wear light-colored clothing that’s short enough to prevent tripping and add reflective tape to the sides, front, and back of the costume.
-Make sure children can see well through face masks, or use cosmetics.
-Adults should accompany young children.
-Go out in daylight and carry a flashlight in case of delay.
-Stay within the neighborhood and only visit homes you know.
-Watch for traffic.
-Only give and accept wrapped and packaged candy.
-Examine all candy before children eat it.
-Keep costumed children away from pets. The pet may not recognize the child and become frightened.
-Avoid hard plastic or wood props such as daggers or swords. Substitute with foam rubber which is soft and flexible.
Have a safe Halloween.
Sgt. Pete Simpson