UPDATED: Warnings and advice for Halloween

With Halloween tonight, the National Standards Authority of Ireland are warning parents to be on the look out for fake ‘CE marks’.

The ‘CE Mark’ guarantess that products marketed at children are meeting Irish and International standards.

However, some people produce fake marks which means that the product such as costumes or face paints may not be safe for use.

Pat Bracken, Director of Corporate Services at the NSAI, had this advice for spotting fake marks.

The National Standards Authority of Ireland are issuing a warning about face paints to parents this Halloween.

They say to make sure the face paint that bought have the ‘CE mark’, which proves that the products have complied with the European Commission’s ‘Toy Safety Directive’.

The packaging must also contain the ingredients, instructions and the contact details of the manufacturer while the NSAI are also advising to use face paints with natural pigments.

Pat Bracken, Director of Corporate Services at the NSAI says that parents should apply a patch test before fully applying the face paint.

We’re being reminded to check in on our elderly relatives and neighbours this evening.

Halloween can be particularly difficult for older people due to loud noises and constant callers.

The charity Alone says parents should talk to their children about which houses to trick or treat at.

CEO Sean Moynihan says it’s all about being respectful: