Flammable Halloween costumes safety alert

 

We warned parents to be vigilant with Halloween costumes around flames, after our research revealed some did not meet the requirements of the British safety standard.

We tested 20 kids’ Halloween fancy dress outfits which are being stocked by online and high street shops and supermarkets including Sainsbury’s, eBay and Amazon.

Two of the outfits in our tests did not meet the requirements of the British safety standard (BS EN 71-2). These were a Maleficent costume, which we bought from eBay but is made by Spanish company Fiestas Guirca, and a werewolf costume from B&M.

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