Candle Safety

Tips
  • Extinguish all candles when leaving a room or before going to sleep.
  • Never leave a candle unattended.
  • Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire.
  • Keep candles out of reach of children and pets.
  • Do not place lighted candles where they can be knocked over.
  • Trim candle wicks to 1/4 inch each time before burning.
  • Always use a candle holder specifically designed for candle use. The holder should be heat resistant, sturdy, and large enough to contain any drips or melted wax.
  • Keep the wax pool free of wick trimmings, matches, and debris at all times.
  • Do not burn a candle for longer than the manufacturer recommends.
  • Do not burn candles near drafts, vents, and air currents.
  • Burn candles in a well-ventilated room.
  • Extinguish the flame if it comes too close to the holder or container.
  • Never touch or move a candle when the wax is liquid.
  • Extinguish pillar candles if the wax pool approaches the outer edge.
  • Candles should be placed at least three inches apart from one another.
  • Use the candle snuffer to extinguish candles. This helps prevent hot wax from spattering.
  • Do not use water to extinguish candles.
  • It is safer to use flashlights and other battery-operated lights during a power failure.
  • Never use a candle for light when fueling equipment such as a lantern or kerosene heater.