Holiday Safety: Trick or Treating Safely and Responsibly

By Product Expert | Posted in HolidaySafetySeasonalTips & Tricks on Thursday, October 19th, 2017 at 1:08 am

How to Check Halloween Candy for Dangerous Items and Weapons

We love trick-or-treating just as much as everyone else, but not everyone is aware of how to handle the modern-day risks it can present. As people have seen on the news in recent years, not every household giving away Halloween can be trusted. That’s why we here to teach you how to check Halloween candy for dangerous items and weapons. We can’t prevent people from doing harmful things, but we can take effective measures to proactively avoid them. Keep on reading to learn more!

Read more: Events, Festivals, and Activities for Halloween 2017 near Harlingen, TX

Only Trick or Treat at Homes with Familiar Faces

The best way to make sure that your children won’t be accepting candy from any shady or potentially dangerous people is to only trick or treat at houses where you know the owner and trust them accordingly. Of course, not everyone knows their neighbors and community this thoroughly. For those who can get all of their candy from trusted sources, that is definitely the safest route. For those who don’t have quite as thorough of connections throughout the community, there are still a few things you can do to check your children’s Halloween candy for dangerous items and weapons.

How to Spot Potentially Dangerous Halloween Candy

It’s very important to note that accepting candy from people you and your children do not know always comes with a certain risk factor. This is why we highly encourage only accepting your Halloween goodies from familiar and trustworthy sources. With that in mind, there are some telltale signs that your child’s candy may have been tampered with. If you notice any of these indicators amidst your Halloween haul, we urge you to throw the suspicious items in the trash, as they just aren’t worth the risk. Some of these telltale indications of potentially dangerous Halloween candy include:

  • Unwrapped Items
  • Anything homemade
  • Discolored or ‘doesn’t look right’
  • Small tears or tiny pinholes in the wrappers

Read more: Haunted Houses and Other Paranormal Activity Locations near Harlingen, TX

Like we said, we love our Halloween candy but it’s very important to know how to check Halloween candy for dangerous items and weapons. Have any other tips or tricks to help fellow parents spot suspicious Halloween candy? Leave your advice in the comments below; it might just make a big difference. We hope this has been a helpful read. Our whole staff is always happy to help in any way that we can. Whether it’s a tour of our inventoryscheduling a test drive, or providing any of our many services to your current set of wheels, we are here to help.

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