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Have a safe Halloween

Alert message sent 25/10/2019 10:39:00

Information sent on behalf of Neighbourhood Watch Scotland

If you’re buying Halloween costumes this year, make sure they’re safe! Here’s some handy tips:

Look for the CE mark on the label
Fancy dress costumes should be tested for flammability. The CE mark certifies it’s been tested.

Buy from a trusted store or website
If you’re shopping online, check who you are buying from. If it’s a third-party seller, find out as much about them as you can.

Read all the safety information
This includes on the label and online. If it’s clothing for small children, check for laces, drawstrings, and small, trailing or floaty parts.

Look for ratings and reviews from other customers
Other customers may have given feedback. Be savvy.

Is it safe? Check it hasn’t been recalled
Visit productrecall.campaign.gov.uk and check the costume hasn’t been recalled. It’s quick to do and could make a big difference.

Speak up if you find an issue
Contact Consumer and Trading Standards to report the issue. Our email address is consumer.enquiries@southlanarkshire.gov.uk or you can call us on 0303 123 1015.

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Leisa Hughes (NHWN, Administrator, South Lanarkshire)

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