Being safe on Halloween is as important as having a great time. Accidents and criminal activity associated with Halloween has become a major issue for communities and emergency services across the UK.
Here are some of our tips of staying safe, but of course still having some fun.
Children and pet fancy dress costumes are treated as toys under current safety standards.
Under EN71-2, outfits are set alight in controlled conditions. The flame must not spread faster than 3cm per second. Anything with a burning rate between 1cm and 3cm per second must carry a label saying: ‘Warning! Keep away from fire’
Those that pass the test are allowed to carry the CE safety marking, but there is growing concern that this marking can be easily faked.