Candle Safety Tips
Improper use of candles can a cause home fires — and home fire deaths. Remember, a candle is an open
flame, which means that it can easily ignite anything that can burn. Candles also generate heat and
can ignite materials close to or above the candle.
•Blow out all candles when you leave the room or go to bed. Avoid the use of candles in the bedroom and
other areas where people may fall asleep.
•Place candle on heat resistant surface, away from curtains, plants, children and pets. Never leave burning
•Keep candles at least 12 inches away from anything that can burn.
•Use candle holders that are sturdy, and won’t tip over easily.
•Put candle holders on a sturdy, uncluttered surface.
•Light candles carefully. Keep your hair and any loose clothing away from the flame.
•Don’t burn a candle all the way down — put it out before it gets too close to the holder or container. Glass
containers can crack if overheated. Never burn a candle in a cracked jar/glass.
•Never use a candle if oxygen is used in the home.
•Have flashlights and battery-powered lighting ready to use during a power outage. Never use candles
The large candles have an average burn time of 50-70 hours. The smaller travel candles are rated for
15-20 hours. It is important to trim the candle wick to 1/4” before each use. It is also recommended
that you burn the candle for 2-3 hours, then let it cool for a while before trimming the wick and
A wick that is too long will produce carbon black when it burns. The carbon black will stick to the jar of
the candle, your walls or ceiling. All candles in glass jars will have a slight amount of darkening
around the rim as its burned. However a very dark top ring does indicate that the wick is too long and
you are burning the candle too fast & too hot.
Aerosol Spray Safety Tips
Improper use of aerosol sprays can cause injury or death. It is important to properly store and safely
use the spray air fresheners to avoid mishap. These are general guidelines for aerosol safety:
•Do not allow small children to play with aerosol cans as they may hurt or poison themselves. Store them on
a high shelf in a box so they are out of sight, or in a locked cupboard or bin to prevent access.
•Aerosol cans are ignitable and may explode if exposed to the right amount of heat. When storing them,
keep them in a cool, dark area where they are unlikely to get hot. Avoid using them near or on sources of
•The contents in aerosol cans are ignitable and may create a flash fire or explosion if sprayed into a flame or
hot material. Always spray aerosol fragrances into the air where there are no heat/fire sources.
The guidelines listed are a non-exhaustive list of warnings/information. If you need additional safety
information on the use of candles, aerosol fragrance sprays, or air fresheners, please contact your
local poison control, national fire safety, or OSHA for additional details.
We are a retailer of these products and NOT the manufacturer. We are not liable for any warranty,
injury, or damage claims pertaining to the products sold on this website. It is important that you
understand how to properly use candles & aerosol sprays and cannot be held liable for improper use.
Last updated 26 Jan 2012
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