Hampshire Trading Standards
This advice is designed to provide basic guidance to consumers. It is not a complete or authoritative statement of the law. A large print version is available.
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
Do not burn candles on or near anything that can catch fire
Do not place candles in a draught
Do not place candles near a source of heat
Place candles in an upright position
Trim wick to about 1 cm before lighting
Always snuff out the candle. Do not blow it out
Always use a candleholder
Keep the wax pool clear and clear of matches and other debris to avoid flaring
Do not move a burning candle
Never use liquid to extinguish
- Only use tea lights in holders/warming stoves with sufficient ventilation
- Use a suitable glass or holder as these candles liquify when burning.
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