Radio Buzz: Halloween Safety Tips…BEWARE OF ZOMBIES!

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It's Halloween: a holiday celebrated by some 161 million people.

Before sending your kids out for a night of "tricks and treats", make sure they're safe.

The number one danger for kids:

"Well, I think just running around, tripping all over things. There's all kinds of ways kids can get various kinds of injuries."

That was Greg Daugherty, Executive Editor for Consumer reports magazine - speaking with Scott at WERC in Birmingham, Alabama.

Are there any other potential dangers out there, Greg?

"We also looked at, you know, pumpkin carving, this year. Which is, you know, there's a lot of people hurting themselves doing that, so you have to be careful there, too."

Is that more kids, or parents???

"Yeah, I mean our suggestion is probably nobody under 14 should be carving a pumpkin."

And - as far as costumes go:

"You want to make sure that it's flame retardant. And it should be."

But:

"Even those costumes, you know, if you can get your kid to wear something light, it's better than dark. And that's tough this year because it seems to be the year of the zombies. So everybody's going to be out there in dark stuff."

So - even if your kid is a zombie - or in a dark colored costume, Daugherty recommends parents make sure to send them out - with a flashlight or some sort of reflective tape or material to make them more visible.

Last year, 41 million children between the ages of 5 and 14 were out trick-or-treating, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Great tips, Greg!

Happy Halloween!

I'm Jessica Curtis, and that's your Talk Radio Buzz from Fox News Radio.