CANDLE TIPS AND SAFETY

• 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

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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

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

Enjoy candles responsibly.