• Trim your wick to Ό inch from the top of the candle before each use
• Never burn a candle near anything flammable
• Keep burning candles out of reach of children and pets
• Store candles in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight
• Avoid burning your candle in a draft to minimize smoke
• If your candle is burning unevenly, simply move the extinguished wick to the center with a spoon handle while the wax is still soft
• Although candles may smell like food, they are not edible
• Never leave candle burning unattended
• Always use a candleholder specifically designed for candle use. It should be heat resistant, sturdy, and large enough to contain any drips or melted wax.
• Never touch or move a burning candle. Never move a votive or container candle when the wax is liquefied.
• Use a candle snuffer to extinguish a candle. It's the safest way to prevent hot wax from splattering

Here are some facts to consider:

Focus on Fire Safety: Candle Fire Safety

5,260 estimated number of home candle fires each year
166 estimated number of home candle fire deaths each year
1,289 estimated number of home candle fire injuries each year
55% of home candle fires start because the candle is too close to combustible materials
20% of candle fires begin when candles are unattended or abandoned
36% of home candle fires begin in the bedroom, more than in any other room
½ of candle fire deaths occur between Midnight and 6 am


Top Five Days for Home Candle Fires
1.Christmas Day
2.Christmas Eve
3.New Year’s Day
5.December 23
Source: Home Candle Fires, NFPA Fire Analysis and Research, Quincy, MA, June 2010

Enjoy candles responsibly.