Candy Safety during National store's National Safety Weekend - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Candy Safety during National store's National Safety Weekend

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

Louisiana State Police and Louisiana Safe Routes to School took part in K-mart's National Safety Weekend, October 8th and 9th.  K-Mart's Loss Prevention Safety Coordinator, Fred Gardner, provided Halloween candy safety tips to both children and parents.

It's never too soon to think about what your child wants to be for Halloween. Whether that child would like to be a costumed character or use a very creative makeup application, parents have to be diligent when it comes to checking their child's candy for dangers.

Safety experts remind parents to look in their child's candy haul for wrapped candy that looks like it has been re-wrapped. And look for boxes that aren't completely sealed.

While experts say poisoned candy is always a concern for many parents, a study by SAFE KIDS USA suggested that the real Halloween danger for children is car accidents. The study suggests that children are more than twice likely to be killed by a car while walking on Halloween night than any other part of the year.

Along with Louisiana State Police's Sgt. James Anderson, providing a bicycle safety course, Lake Charles Fire Department were on hand giving fire prevention safety tips for children.

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