Candle Safety

Posted by Jane Cartwright on

CANDLE SAFETY

 

 

To help you fully understand the pictorial references on your Heart & Home candle labels we have compiled the following information.

Don't leave candles unattended

Never leave a burning candle unattended

If a candle is always in full sight then all of the following potential issues could be spotted and acted upon.

keep out of reach of children

BURN CANDLE OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN AND PETS

Never place lit candles where they can be easily knocked over anyone, especially children and pets.

Leave space between candles

ALWAYS LEAVE AT LEAST 10CM BETWEEN BURNING CANDLES

Especially when candles are burned in shelves, there should be a clearance distance of at least 30cm between the top of the flame and the shelf and there should be a 10cm space between candles.

avoid things that catch on fire

DO NOT BURN CANDLES ON OR NEAR ANYTHING THAT CAN CATCH FIRE

Keep burning candles away from furniture, drapes, bedding, carpets, books, paper, flammable decorations, etc.

do not place candles near draughts

DO NOT PLACE CANDLES IN A DRAUGHT

This will help prevent rapid, uneven burning, and avoid flame flare-ups and sooting. Drafts can also blow nearby lightweight items into the flame where they could catch fire.

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Trim wick to around 5mm before lighting AND between each burn

It is good practice to trim the wick back down to 5mm after each burn. This will prevent sooting on the jar.

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Blow out the flame

Always snuff out the flame. Do not blow out

It’s the safest way to prevent hot wax splatters.

use a candle holder

Always use a candleholder

Before lighting, place on a heat resistant plate, to protect surface from any downward heat.

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keep wax pool clear of matches

KEEP THE WAX POOL CLEAR OF MATCHES AND OTHER DEBRIS TO AVOID FLARING

Flammable objects in the wax pool, such as matches, insects, flammable decorations, can ignite and cause the candle to overheat and flare up.

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DO NOT MOVE A BURNING CANDLE

It is important that you do not move the candle when it is burning. The hot and liquid wax can splatter and cause tricky wax stains and perhaps severe burns.

Don't burn for longer than 3hr

Only burn candle for a maximum of 3 hours

Candle Jars MUST not be burned for over 3 hours per session & always TRIM the wick before the next burn commences. It is good practice not to burn a candle for over 3 hours at a time.

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Avoid candles near heat sources

Do not place candles near a source of heat

Do not place candles in direct sunlight or on/near a direct heat source such as a fire or radiator as this can affect the way the candle burns. Remember that electrical items like television sets also get hot and therefore should be treated as a source of heat.

keep candles upright

PLACE CANDLES IN AN UPRIGHT POSITION

Always make sure candle is straight to avid any licking or falling over.

Don't use liquid to extinguish candles

NEVER USE LIQUID TO EXTINGUISH A FLAME

The water can cause the hot wax to splatter and might cause a glass container to break.

ensure sufficient ventilation


ONLY USE TEA LIGHT IN HOLDERS AND WARMING STOVES WITH SUFFICIENT VENTILATION

Insufficient ventilation can cause the tealight to flare up.

Do not leave candles in the pack

Never burn a votive candle in it's packaging.

Under no circumstances should a votive ever be lit in it's display packaging. Always remove and place in a suitable holder or container and place on a heat resistant plate or surface.

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Never burn a votive

Never burn a votive candle without placing in a votive holder

Votives MUST be placed in a specially designed votive holder

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keep votive in votive holder

ALWAYS PLACE A VOTIVE IN A VOTIVE HOLDER. AS THESE CANDLES LIQUIFY WHEN BURNING

Votives MUST be burned in a votive holder/safe container.

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Only burn votive candle for a maximum of 3 hours.

Votives MUST not be burned for over 3 hours per session & always TRIM the wick before the next burn commences.

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