REDMOND, OR -- Halloween brings its share of safety warnings: Make sure kids can see clearly through masks; include reflective gear or glow sticks on dark costumes; and generally be careful around cars and bikes. But, a Redmond health clinic is taking candy safety high tech.
Your Care, in southwest Redmond, will X-Ray trick-or-treat bags for free, to check for sharp objects. Deb Wattenburg admits most candy is safe but says it's a fun community service. "Why not just be extra safe? We’ve got the ability to check it, we’ll check it; give everybody a little more confidence. I’ve been assured that the radiation that’s used with the X-ray passes straight through and doesn’t hurt the candy. It isn’t absorbed."
She came up with the idea as a way to bring "old school" back to Halloween. "While we’re at it, we can get some caramel apples and really be old school and bring something fun to the kids, as well."
Free candy X-raying will be available through about 8:30 Halloween night, then again Tuesday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the clinic located at SW 21st Place and Airport Way. Caramel apples will go to the first 20 kids. Click HERE for more information.