Candy or marijuana edibles? Tips to keep your trick-or-treaters safe this Halloween

WOWT - The name may look about right and the branding may seem familiar, but take a closer look: Tricky packaging could land marijuana edibles in the hands of trick-or-treaters this Halloween.

The names and branding used on the edibles seem credible at a quick glance, but take a closer look to realize that's a "Munchy Way,' not a "Milky Way." And that "York Peppermint Pattie?" You might want to double check that it's not a "Puff-a-Mint Pattie."

That's the warning poison control centers want to send before trick-or-treaters hit the streets on their annual quest for candy and other treats.

Parents should always check the treats their children receive and throw away any homemade treats or those that are not in their original wrapper unless parents are positive they can trust the source.

Keep kids from getting a jump start on their sugary stash by providing them with a full meal before they go trick-or-treating. Make sure your child's costume is warm enough, well-fitting, and non-flammable. If a child's costume includes a mask, make sure the mask provides adequate vision and take it off when crossing any streets.

Wearing face paint instead of a mask? Is fluorescent hair spray or other makeup part of your child's costume? Wash it off before they go to bed. If kids come into contact with the liquid from inside a glow stick, wash it off as soon as possible to avoid stinging and burning. If children get the liquid in their mouth or eye, stay calm and call the Poison Center at 1-800-222-1222. There shouldn't be any need to rush to the emergency room.

Also serving punch containing dry ice is not dangerous in itself, but make sure the ice is not swallowed in its solid form. This can lead to frostbite if dry ice touches the skin or mouth.

Finally, make sure pets can't get to all the treats. Chocolate is very poisonous to dogs.