With Halloween just around the corner, parents are being warned about potential dangers hidden in their children’s costumes. In a video (below) posted on YouTube, vloggers JK and Charlie of Channel Mum tested how flammable children’s Halloween costumes were after U.K. television personality Claudia Winkleman’s daughter “went up in flames” last year.
Though Winkleman’s 8-year-old daughter has recovered, she said the experience was “life-changing.”
“I was talking to somebody … and then I heard her shout, and she was on fire … it feels like she was on fire for hours, but the surgeon said that it definitely wasn’t the case and it was probably just seconds … she 'went up' is the only way I know how to describe it … it was a spark, and she screamed out for me,” Winkleman said in an interview with “Watchdog,” according to Metro.
“It was like those horrific birthday candles that you blow out and then they come back … it was really fast, it was fast, it wasn’t fire like I’d seen.”
According to Good Housekeeping, there is no way to tell if a costume is flammable just by looking at it, but they suggest seeking outfits made from 100 percent synthetic fibers, such as nylon or polyester, and avoiding glitter.