Candle Safety

WARNING!
Burn within sight.
Keep away from things that catch fire.
Keep away from children.

 

  • Always keep a burning candle within sight. Extinguish all candles when leaving a room or before going to sleep. Be sure the wick ember is no longer glowing.
  • Keep burning candles out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Do not position candles or fragrance products on or near TV cabinets, electrical items or heat sources.
  • Do not use if the glass container is cracked, chipped or broken.
  • Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire. Keep burning candles away from furniture, drapes, bedding, carpets, books, paper, flammable decorations, etc.
  • Trim candlewicks to ¼ inch each time before burning. Long or crooked wicks can cause uneven burning and dripping.
  • Be sure the candle-holder is placed on a stable, heat-resistant surface. This can help prevent heat damage to underlying surfaces and prevent glass containers from breaking.
  • Keep the wax pool free of wick trimmings, matches and debris at all times.
  • Stop burning when 13mm (1/2 inch) of un-melted wax remains in the bottom of the Candle glass.
  • 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.
  • Never touch or move a burning candle or container candle when the wax is liquid. Ensure candle is extinguished, wax is solid and jar is cool before handling.
  • 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.
  • Place burning candles at least three inches apart from one another. This helps ensure they don’t melt one another, or create their own drafts to cause improper burning.
  • Use a snuffer to extinguish a candle. It’s the safest way to prevent hot wax splatters. If not available, blow gently and steadily on the flame until it is extinguished.
  • Never extinguish candles with water. The water can cause the hot wax to splatter and might cause a glass container to break.
  • Container candles may become hot. Handle with care and wait for the wax to set and the candle to cool before moving.
  • Never move a burning candle.