Derbyshire parents urged to be vigilant about flammable Halloween costumes
Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service has issued a fire safety warning to parents to keep children safe this Halloween.
"Long hair and clothing, especially fancy dress costumes are very flammable."
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.