Halloween Safety Tips

October 31, 2013 Updated Oct 31, 2013 at 7:44 AM EDT

By Rachel Elzufon

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October 31, 2013 Updated Oct 31, 2013 at 7:44 AM EDT

Buffalo, NY (WKBW) - Halloween is one of the most exciting nights of the year for children and teenagers. However, parents have a job to do making sure their little ones stay safe.

In Pennsylvania, one Halloween myth came to life, proving why it's so important to check candy and bags.

In an early round of trick-or-treating, a kid opened up a bag of M&Ms with a razor blade inside.

The American Academy of Pediatrics has multiple other recommendations.

These include clearing the pathway in front of your house and replacing light bulbs that do not work.

The organization urges families to talk to children old enough to go out without parents to stay in groups and well-lit areas.

Also, make sure that costumes with masks do not block peripheral or nighttime vision.