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CDC offers safety tips for trick or treaters after 4,600 injured last year

Last year, doctors treated more than 4,600 Halloween-related injuries, according to the CSPC.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - Last year, doctors treated more than 4,600 Halloween-related injuries, according to the CSPC.

Injuries included falls from ill-fitting costumes, cuts from pumpkin carving and life-threatening vehicle impacts from crossing the road.

The CDC hopes to head off many of these preventable mishaps with their collection of tips for safe trick-or-treating.

These include making sure your costume makes you visible to drivers, avoiding eye injury from decorative contact lenses and making sure your costume doesn't obstruct your vision.

You can find the list of safety measures here.


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