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Hampshire Trading Standards

Candle Safety

This advice is designed to provide basic guidance to consumers. It is not a complete or authoritative statement of the law.

Safety information on candles

Follow the advice given on the labelling.

" "Never leave a burning candle unattended
" "Burn candle out of reach of children and pets
" "Always leave at least 10cm between burning candles
Safety warning for candles: Do not place candles near a source of heat.Do not burn candles on or near anything that can catch fire
Safety warning for candles:  Do not place candles near a source of heat.Do not place candles in a draught
Safety warning for candles: Do not place candles near a source of heat.Do not place candles near a source of heat
Safety warning for candles: Place candles in an upright position.Place candles in an upright position
Safety warning for candles: Trim wick to about 1 cm before lighting.Trim wick to about 1 cm before lighting
Safety warning for candles: Always snuff out the flame.  Do not blow it out.Always snuff out the candle. Do not blow it out
Safety warning for candles: Always use a candleholder.Always use a candleholder
Safety warning for candles: Keep the wax poor clear of matches and other debris to avoid flaring.Keep the wax pool clear and clear of matches and other debris to avoid flaring
Safety warning for candles: Do not move a burning candle.Do not move a burning candle
Safety warning for candles: Never use liquid to extinguish.Never use liquid to extinguish
 
 

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Candle safety leaflet PDF 85kb

C/saf/211/001 November 2010

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