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Candle Safety 

 

Key Candle Safety Messages

Place candles in a heat-resistance holder or on a heat-resistant surface – be especially careful with night lights and tea lights, which get hot enough to melt plastic and burn wood;

Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets – children may play with them out of curiosity and pets can knock them over;

Keep candles away from curtains and other combustible materials such as paper, cardboard and fabric covered furniture which could catch fire if the flame of the candle accidentally came into contact with them;

Try to avoid moving candles once they are lit – this reduces the risk of accidentally dropping them or bring them into contact with combustible materials;

Only use candles in well ventilated rooms to avoid the risk of fumes building up; and

Make sure you snuff out the candle fully when you are finished with it.

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