Safe Halloween

Safe Halloween For Families

Bring your ghosts and gobbling to Country Village Shops for Safe Halloween. Come in costume and trick-or-treat throughout the shops from 4-6 pm.  The businesses on Main Street in Downtown Bothell will continue the trick-or-treating fun from 5-7 pm.

Halloween Safety 

On Halloween, everyone enjoys a good scare, but not at the expense of the security of the little trick-or-treaters. Thankfully, there are many simple precautions that parents and children can take to keep safe on the spookiest of holidays.

Halloween Safety Tips: Costumes, Candy, And Colored Contact Lenses

Halloween is quickly approaching, and this year, you and your children may be celebrating it in a unique way. No matter how you celebrate, be sure to follow good hygiene habits, including washing your hands, keeping a social distance, and covering your mouth and nose with a cloth face covering or mask when around others. The Centers for Disease Control also offer advice on keeping you and others safe.

Poor costume selections, such as flammable costumes, ornamental (colored) contact lenses, and face paint allergies, can result in injuries that haunt you long after Halloween, whether you’re a ghost, zombie, vampire, or witch.

Follow these recommendations from the FDA, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to have a safe and enjoyable Halloween:

  • Two happy young girls with pumpkin face paint in their Halloween costumes
  • Don outfits with labels that read “flame resistant.” Use flame-resistant textiles like nylon or polyester while making your costume.
  • Wear colorful, luminous costumes or add reflective tape to make yourself more visible; just make sure they aren’t so long that you might trip over them.
  • Put on makeup and caps instead of vision-obscuring costume masks.
  • Before using it, test the makeup you intend to apply. A tiny amount should be applied to the wearer’s arm. A probable allergy is indicated if a rash, redness, swelling, or other symptoms of irritation appear where the cosmetics were applied.
  • At Halloween, brightly colored makeup is a favorite. To determine if the colors are FDA approved, consult the FDA’s list of color additives. If they haven’t been given the go-ahead for your intended usage, don’t utilize them. This is particularly true for makeup that has been used on the lids.
  • If your contact lenses seem to change the color or form of your eyes, you should only wear them after visiting an eye doctor to ensure they are fitted correctly and that you have received detailed instructions on taking care of them. See the section on Eye Safety for more details.

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