Happy Halloween from the CPSC: Your Costume Can Kill You. Your Candy Can Kill You. Strangers Can Kill You. You Know What? Just Stay Home, OK?


Halloween is right around the corner—and so is a candle-lit pedophile den full of razor candy!

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) offers this handy illustration of proper Halloween practice, and a bunch o' warnings, including alarmism about candles in pumpkins on doorsteps, "tampering" with candy, flammable "billowing skirts," and knives made of insufficiently "soft and flexible material."

My personal favorite: "Children should go only to homes where the residents are known." 

Read more Reason on Halloween, "the safest day of the year."

And, because it can never be repeated too often: There are no verified incidents of poisoned candy, and no reported serious injuries from razor blades, pins, or needles in candy despite at five decades worth of annual scare stories.

Via Free-Range Kids.