Posted on 18/01/2024 in Furniture & Textiles Fire Safety 2024
Halloween costumes fire danger

Tests show some children’s Halloween outfits ignite within a second and burn for up to ten minutes. 15 UK supermarket Halloween costumes were tested by UK firefighters (Pegswood, Northumberland) with The Sun newspaper. Some ignited within a few seconds and burned completely in flames for minutes. Others melted and dripped. Fire fighters and a consumer group state that there are no fire safety regulations for such costumes. In contradiction to this, supermarkets whose costumes caught fire in 2-6 seconds and burnt for minutes (Aldi, Asda, B&M, Home Bargains, Lidl, Morrisons, Tesco, Wilko) mostly replied to The Sun stating that their costumes were tested and conform to industry or regulatory safety standards.

“Cheap supermarket Halloween costumes go up in flames in as little as one second”, The Sun newspaper UK, 15th October 2023

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