PBA names October as Halloween Safety Month

Chicago-As a multi-billion dollar industry, Halloween will see a wide range of consumers. This is why Prevent Blindness America (PBA) has named October as Halloween Safety Month.

Chicago-As a multi-billion dollar industry, Halloween will see a wide range of consumers. This is why Prevent Blindness America (PBA) has named October as Halloween Safety Month.

Some safety tips for children include wearing hypoallergenic make-up which an adult should apply and remove with cold cream or eye\make-up remover instead of soap.

PBA recommends avoiding costumes with masks, wigs, floppy hats, or eye patches that block vision and tying hats and scarves securely so they won't slip over children's eyes.

The association also said children should avoid costumes that drag on the ground to prevent tripping or falling. Children also should not ride a bike/scooter/skateboard or roller blade while wearing a costume.

Pointed props such as spears, swords, or wands that may harm other children's eyes should be avoided.