We want everyone to enjoy a safe and spooky Halloween, but every year many adults and children are injured due to the fire risk around candles and costumes.
Children's Halloween costumes are classed as toys. They don't go through the same fire safety tests as other clothes, and will have a reduced resistance to fire.
If your child is wearing one of these costumes, keep them far away from naked flames.
Make a game of teaching children what to do if their fancy dress costume catches fire. They should:
DROP to the ground
COVER their face with hands
ROLL over to put the flames out.
Call 999 immediately if a costume catches fire.