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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

October 30, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - As children head out Friday night for trick or treat, parents should be mindful of several safety tips to make the experience a fun one.

Safety experts recommend a natural mask using make-up rather than a loose-fitting mask that could impair a child's vision. Costumes should be short enough so children don't trip on them. Fire officials want parents to be careful what they add to a costume that might make them a fire hazard. Homemade costumes may not be made with fire retardant fabrics.

"Especially with the economic times they'll be more of them this year than normally in the past and so be careful when you make one that you don't out something that's flammable on that costume because they'll be around jack-o-lanterns with candles in them that sort of thing and we don't want a problem," said Albany Fire Chief James Carswell.

Fire officials also recommend children carry flashlights or costumes be trimmed in reflective tape so they will glow in the beam of a car's headlight.

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