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Halloween Safety

Yvette Liza Kearl, MD and Mizuho Morrison, DO

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Mizuho Spangler and Liza Kearl talk about the tricks to make your Halloween a safe and happy one!


alphabet letter sSwords, knives, and other costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.

alphabet letter aAvoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.

alphabet letter fFasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.

alphabet letter eExamine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.


alphabet letter hHold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Always WALK and don't run from house to house.

alphabet letter aAlways test make-upExternal Web Site Icon in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.

alphabet letter lLook both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.

alphabet letter lLower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.External Web Site Icon

alphabet letter oOnly walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.

alphabet letter wWear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.

alphabet letter eEat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.

alphabet letter eEnter homes only if you're with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Never accept rides from strangers.

alphabet letter nNever walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.

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Halloween Safety Full episode audio for MD edition 6:35 min - 3 MB - M4A