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Beware of counterfeit Halloween items

As October gets closer, many Oklahoma residents are getting ready for Halloween. Whether you’re getting costumes for your children or something Halloween-related for yourself, it’s important to watch out for potentially dangerous counterfeit products. With that in mind, here are a few of the most commonly counterfeited Halloween products.


No Halloween would be complete without people of all ages wearing a wide range of costumes. Unfortunately, costumes are some of the most common counterfeit Halloween items on the market. It’s easy to see why counterfeit costumes are so common. Since most authentic costumes can get expensive, it’s not uncommon for a counterfeiter to make a lower-quality product and claim that it’s an officially licensed costume. A customer thinks they’re saving money but actually gets ripped off.

Halloween makeup

Another way to take your costume to the next level is by applying some makeup. Unfortunately, some companies use unsafe facilities to produce Halloween makeup kits. The result is that a seemingly harmless-looking makeup palette could be a dangerous product that cause serious skin issues.

Contact lenses

While you might not wear them, many people enjoy putting on contact lenses during Halloween to give their costumes an extra layer of spookiness. While there’s no law in the United States banning the purchase of cosmetic contacts, there have been concerning reports from people who’ve had bad experiences with unapproved cosmetic lenses. In some cases, people reported eye damage and even blindness after using counterfeit lenses for Halloween.

As you can see, it’s important to watch out for counterfeit items as Halloween approaches. Considering the anonymity of many e-commerce websites, it’s more common to find fake goods online. However, it’s also important to keep an eye out for counterfeit items while you’re shopping in Halloween-themed stores.