Candle Care

CANDLE FIRE SAFETY RULES 

NEVER leave a candle BURNING unattended!

Always keep a burning candle within sight.

Extinguish candles when leaving a room or before going to sleep. 

NEVER ALLOW  A CANDLE TO BURN MORE THAN 2-4 HOURS AT A TIME!

Keep all candles out of reached from children and pets. Do not place candles where they can be played with or knocked over by children or pets or anybody else.

• 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 

 • 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. 

 • Keep burning candles out of the reach of children and pets.  

 • Trim candlewicks to ¼ inch each time before burning.  Long or crooked wicks can cause uneven burning and dripping.  

 • Always use a candleholder specifically designed for candle use.   The holder should be heat resistant, sturdy, and large enough to contain any drips or melted wax. 

 • Be sure the candleholder 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.  

 • Always read and follow the manufacturer's use and safety instructions carefully.   Don't burn a candle longer than the manufacturer recommends. 

 • Keep burning candles away from drafts, vents, ceiling fans and air currents.   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.  

 • 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. 

 • Don't burn a candle all the way down.  Extinguish the flame if it comes too close to the holder or container.  For a margin of safety, discontinue burning a candle when 2 inches of wax remains or ½ inch if in a container.  

 • Never touch or move a burning candle or container candle when the wax is liquid. 

 • 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. 

 • Never extinguish candles with water.   The water can cause the hot wax to splatter and might cause a glass container to break.  

 • 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.  

 • Extinguish a candle if it repeatedly smokes, flickers, or the flame becomes too high.             The candle isn't burning properly. Cool, trim the wick, then check for drafts before relighting. 

 • Never use a candle as a night light.