FACT CHECKER

Halloween is a fun holiday for children and their parents. It’s also a time to be extra mindful about fire safety. Learn more about fire safety during this time of year.

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Children and the elderly are most at risk for home fire deaths.

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Flame retardants are a widely-recognized fire safety tool.

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Flame retardants are subject to review in the U.S. and around the world.

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Every 23 seconds, a fire department somewhere in the U.S. responds to a fire. (NFPA)

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Experts say flame retardants are important to stopping or slowing the spread of fire.

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On average, 7,000 home fires a year originate from upholstered furniture.

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Flame retardants are used in furniture, electronics, homes, offices, cars and planes.

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Flame retardants help meet proven fire safety codes.

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Flame retardants provide an important layer of fire protection.

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Flame retardants, like alum, have been used since ancient times.