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Candle Fire Safety Guideline

Candle Fire Safety Guidelines
All of our candles come with a warning sticker on the bottom of the candle or container.  However, it is possible that it may fall off at some point, so we want to make sure we provide you with this Candle Fire Safety Guidelines from the National Candle Association as well. Each point is as equally important as another.  Please read all the way through before using your candle.

Failure to follow directions could result in a fire hazard, personal injury and/or property damage. 

NOTE:  Before burning, remove all labels, embellishments/adornments, ribbons, etc.

1)  Candle should be placed on a heat safe candle dish, plate or holder that is larger than the diameter of the candle to collect any wax drippings. 

     Place the candleholder on a stable, heat-resistant surface. This will also help prevent possible heat damage to counters and table surfaces and prevent glass containers from cracking or breaking.

2)  Keep wick trimmed to 1/8 to 1/4 inch.  Long or crooked wicks can cause uneven burning, dripping or flaring.

3) Do not move the candle while lit or there is a pool of hot wax.  Ensure the candle flame is extinguished and any pool of wax is cool prior to moving.

4)  Keep out of reach of children, pets and flammable objects.

5)  Never leave a burning candle unattended.  Keep candle in sight while lit.  Extinguish all candles before going to sleep at night.  Ensure the ember is no longer glowing.

6)  Always burn candles in a well-ventilated room. Don’t burn too many candles in a small room or in a “tight” home where air exchange is limited.

7)  Keep burning candles away from drafts, vents, ceiling fans and air currents.  This will help prevent rapid, uneven burning and avoid flare-ups and sooting.  Drafts can also blow light-weight items into the flame where they could catch fire.

7)  Never use a candle as a night light. 

8)  Discontinue use if the candle contains less than 2" of wax or 1/2" of wax for container candles.  Instead, you can take the leftover wax and use it as a wax melt.

9)  Be very careful if using candles during a power outage. Flashlights and other battery-powered lights are safer sources of light during a power failure. Never use a candle during a power outage to look for things in a closet, or when fueling equipment such as a gas generator.

10)  The first time you burn your candle, burn for 1 hour for every inch in diameter.  Ex. A 2" diameter candle, should burn 2 hours.

11)  If the flame is too high, extinguish the flame, trim the wick and re-light.

12)  Never use a knife or sharp object to remove wax drippings from any glass holder or inside glass containers.  It may scratch or weaken the glass causing it to break during future use.

When extinguishing:

  • Use a candle snuffer to extinguish a candle. It’s the safest way to prevent hot wax from splattering.

  • Never use water to extinguish a candle. Water can cause the hot wax to splatter and might break a glass container.

  • Make sure the candle is completely out and the wick ember is no longer glowing before leaving the room.

  • Don’t touch or move the candle until it has completely cooled.

  • Never use a knife or sharp object to remove wax drippings from a glass holder. It might scratch, weaken, or cause the glass to break upon subsequent use.

 

 


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