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For Immediate Release:
October 30, 2015
Contact: 518-486-9846
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THE NEW YORK DEPARTMENT OF STATE’S DIVISION OF CONSUMER PROTECTION
OFFERS SAFETY TIPS FOR HALLOWEEN

The New York Department of State’s Division of Consumer Protection today advised parents and guardians to take extra safety precautions this Halloween, especially when choosing costumes and accessories for trick-or-treaters. While Halloween is meant to be a festive occasion, it is important to be aware of potential hazards so as to avoid injuries and unpleasant situations.

The Division of Consumer Protection urges consumers to follow these simple safety tips to be sure this Halloween is a safe and happy one:

Fire Hazards

Choking and Ingestion Hazards

Trip and Other Injury Hazards

Optimize Visibility and Stay in Areas You Know

The Division of Consumer Protection wishes New Yorkers a Safe and Happy Halloween!

For more information or to file a complaint against a business or an individual, visit the New York Department of State’s Division of Consumer Protection at http://www.dos.ny.gov/consumerprotection/ or by contacting the Division’s hotline at (800) 697-1220. The Consumer Assistance Hotline is open Monday to Friday, excluding Federal Holidays, 8:30am to 4:30pm.
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