Candle Safety

Candle Safety

AT Bluesdesigns we want to ensure you enjoy our candles without the risk of injury, please take a moment to read our safety data below.

        Always keep a burning candle within sight. Extinguish all candles when leaving a room or before going to sleep. Be sure the wick ember is no longer glowing.

        Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire. Keep burning candles away from furniture, curtains, bedding, carpets, books, paper, flammable decorations, etc.

        Keep burning candles out of the reach of children and pets.

   Trim candlewicks to ¼ inch each time before burning. Long or crooked wicks can cause uneven burning and dripping.

      Be sure the candle-holder is placed on a stable, heat-resistant surface. This can help prevent heat damage to underlying surfaces and prevent glass containers from breaking.

      Keep the wax pool free of wick trimmings, matches and debris at all times.

      Keep burning candles away from drafts, vents, ceiling fans and air currents. This will help prevent rapid, uneven burning, and avoid flame flare-ups Drafts can also blow nearby lightweight items into the flame where they could catch fire.

      Always burn candles in a well-ventilated room. Don’t burn too many candles in a small room or in a “tight” home where air exchange is limited.

      Don’t burn a candle all the way down. Extinguish the flame if it comes too close to the holder or container. For a margin of safety, discontinue burning a candle when 5mm of wax remains in the container.

      Never touch or move a burning candle or container candle when the wax is liquid.

      Never use a knife or sharp object to remove wax drippings from a glass holder. It might scratch, weaken, or cause the glass to break upon subsequent use.

      Place burning candles at least three inches apart from one another. This helps ensure they don’t melt one another, or create their own drafts to cause improper burning.

      Use a snuffer to extinguish a candle. It’s the safest way to prevent hot wax splatters.

      Never extinguish candles with water. The water can cause the hot wax to splatter and might cause a glass container to break.

      Be very careful if using candles during a power outage. Torches and other battery-powered lights are safer sources of light during a power failure.

      Extinguish a candle if it repeatedly smokes, flickers, or the flame becomes too high.  The candle isn't burning properly. Cool, trim the wick, then check for drafts before relighting.

     Never use a candle as a night light.

As part of our commitment to your safety our candles comply with the following regulations:

BS EN 15493:2007 helps to ensure a reasonable degree of safety during use, thereby improving personal safety and reducing the risk of fires, deaths and injuries.

BS EN 15426:2007 Candles. Specification for sooting behaviour

BS EN 15494:2007 – 'Candles – product safety labels'

The European Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures – the CLP Regulation

Safety Data Sheets (SDS) are available upon request.