DIY

How To Check Your Kids’ Candy For Potential Hazards This Halloween!

by Julia Lynn Rubin

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, and one of the most fun times of the year, but safety remains paramount on the big day, especially if you have kids and plan on going trick-or-treating.

These simple tips and tricks, courtesy of WikiHow, on how you can help you avoid any dangers or hazards associated with Halloween candy.

You may trust your neighbors, but it’s always a good idea to check that stash of treats just in case.

Please SHARE these important tips and tricks with all of your friends and family this year, so that everyone can have a safe and enjoyable Halloween!

1. Don't let your kids eat anything until you get home and check the candy first.

1. Don't let your kids eat anything until you get home and check the candy first.

Tell your children that their candy must pass mandatory “adult inspection” before they can enjoy it. There is no need to scare them about it about it, so make it a casual, possibly fun rule.

2. To avoid them being tempted to snack on the candy, make sure they've had something to eat before going out.

2. To avoid them being tempted to snack on the candy, make sure they've had something to eat before going out.

3. Once you've gotten home, inspect the candy carefully under a bright light.

3. Once you've gotten home, inspect the candy carefully under a bright light.

Make sure to check for candy passed its expiration date, has strange lumps or contains foreign objects, candy that’s unwrapped, ripped or has been opened, any candy that smells funny, is from any manufacturer you’ve never heard of, is discolored or stained, mismatched candy with different colors and pieces inside, and candy not in its original box or wrapper.

4. If any candy just doesn't look or feel right, throw it out. You're better safe than sorry.

4. If any candy just doesn't look or feel right, throw it out. You're better safe than sorry.

5. Throw out any candy that's been repackaged in a bag, as it may have been tampered with and rewrapped.

5. Throw out any candy that's been repackaged in a bag, as it may have been tampered with and rewrapped.

6. Discard any homemade treats from strangers, including popcorn balls and caramel apples.

6. Discard any homemade treats from strangers, including popcorn balls and caramel apples.

7. Throw away any cookies, brownies or baked goods from people you don't know.

7. Throw away any cookies, brownies or baked goods from people you don't know.

8. As for fruit, wash it first, then slice it into small pieces, checking for needles, razor blades, pins and shards of glass.

8. As for fruit, wash it first, then slice it into small pieces, checking for needles, razor blades, pins and shards of glass.

9. Remember not to let your kids eat TOO much candy at once! Set some candy eating guidelines for your kids so they don't get a stomachache.

9. Remember not to let your kids eat TOO much candy at once! Set some candy eating guidelines for your kids so they don't get a stomachache.

10. If you find any hazardous candy or candy that's been tampered with, contact the police immediately and report it.

10. If you find any hazardous candy or candy that's been tampered with, contact the police immediately and report it.

Please SHARE this important information with everyone you know this Halloween!