The benefit of buying a 100 percent polyester is supposed to be that even though it will burn, when the flame is taken away, the fire will self extinguish, like it does with the Spider Man costume. Not only did it prove extremely flammable, but think about how your child would try to escape the costume.
put a flame to some of this year's most popular Mens Nike Kobe 8 System Basketball Shoes costumes.
That's what happened to Brian Heuring.
They make their pilgrimage from door to door. Decked out in the costume of their favorite character. But that getup could get them into serious trouble. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, in recent years 16 children have been injured, one child killed when their costume caught fire.
It time for that yearly sugar fix. Halloween is just around the corner. And while there are few things cuter than a child dressed up as a ghost or goblin, there are a few things more dangerous. Consumer Investigator Ross Kirgiss shows us how kids could be at risk Halloween night.
When Brian was 10, the sleeve of his costume ignited as he leaned across the stove.
"It's like a memory I don't really want to remember," said Brian.
Brian ran for help, but in an instant suffered second degree burns. A scar is a lifetime reminder of the danger he faced.
When you go costume shopping, the Consumer Product Safety Commission says look for costumes that are labeled flame resistant. And instead of a candle in your pumpkin. use a string of holiday lights. It could lessen the chance of a dangerous trick, this Halloween.
The nylon Belle and witch costumes didn't burn so much as they melted. Still a serious burn hazard for the children Nike Hyperadapt Waterproof Review
the stove. I just saw the fire afterwards on it."
The government has strict flame resistant standards for childrens clothing. But halloween costumes aren't considered clothing. So anything goes. And that's exactly what we found when we Hypervenom Academy
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If you want to reduce the risk of a costume catching fire, fire departments recommend treating costumes with this mixture:.
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"I just remember it catching on fire really fast."
"If a kid started running instead of stopping, dropping and rolling, it's gonna fan the fire even more," said Jamie Novak, Fire Investigator.
We put several costumes to a flame test: Belle, a witch, SpongeBob and Spider Man.
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