This Halloween, don’t let yourself or your loved one’s become victims of unsafe Halloween candy. Continue reading to learn some helpful safety tips for checking your delicious and delectable treats before enjoying them!
Safety Tips for Checking Halloween Candy:
Always wait until all of your children are home from Trick-or-Treating before sorting and eating anything collected. Once everyone is together, have them dump out their candy at the same time to sort and check each individual piece. This will ensure that the candy in your home has been safely inspected, regardless of whose bag it came from. Furthermore, always have a responsible adult present to closely inspect each piece of candy.
Immediately discard any pieces of candy that show these signs:
🎃 Unusual Appearance
🎃 Strange Discoloration
🎃 Tiny Pinholes
🎃 Ripped or Torn Wrappers
🎃 Unwrapped Candy
🎃 Spoiled Foods
🎃 Homemade Items (i.e. baked goods, candy, etc.)
OVERALL: WHEN IN DOUBT, TOSS IT OUT!
Safety Rules to Consider:
Teach children to wait until they get home to eat any candy from their collection bag. Also, teach children to never accept anything that is not commercially wrapped.
Be aware that items like chewing gum, hard candies, nuts, and small toys can be a choking hazard for small children. It is wise to remove such items before letting children freely rummage through their stash.
It is also important to teach children about the dangers of sharing certain candies with other children since they can be choking hazards.
If you have more questions about contaminated candy, contact the POISON CONTROL CENTER at 1-800-222-1222, day or night. If you suspect that someone is passing around unsafe Halloween candy this year, contact the Indianapolis Police Department at 317-327-3811 to make a report.
Were You or Your Child Harmed By an Unsafe Product?
If you suspect that you or your child has suffered harm as a result of an unsafe product, contact a licensed Indianapolis personal injury lawyer right away to learn how to make a claim against the wrongdoer. You could be entitled to compensation for your family’s subsequent losses and damages, such as hospital bills, medical expenses, lost wages, and more.