By Mary Elizabeth Dallas
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration along with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and theU.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission provided the following “lucky 13” guidelines on how kids and their parents can enjoy a fun and safe Halloween:
• Choose flame-resistant costumes. Store-bought costumes should read “flame-resistant” on the label. Homemade costumes should be made out of flame-resistant fabrics, like polyester or nylon.
• Glow in the dark. Wear bright colors or costumes with reflectors to ensure being visible in the dark. Also, to avoid tripping, make sure costumes aren’t too long.