Derbyshire parents urged to be vigilant about flammable Halloween costumes

A reminder that Halloween costumes are extremely flammable
A reminder that Halloween costumes are extremely flammable

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service has issued a fire safety warning to parents to keep children safe this Halloween.

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A DFRS spokesperson said: "It is not long now until Halloween and if you're planning on attending any parties then be sure to keep children and fancy dress costumes away from naked flames – tea lights in pumpkins, electric, gas and open fires.

"Long hair and clothing, especially fancy dress costumes are very flammable."

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EU safety regulations state children’s costumes are classed as toys, rather than clothing. This means they are not subject to the strict flammability standards that regular nightwear is.