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Candles and tea lights

Candles and tea lights

Here are a few simple precautions which you should take when using candles in the home:

  • Candles should be fitted in a candle holder, placed on a non-flammable surface.
  • Do not leave burning candles unattended - especially with young children or pets in the house.
  • Do not place burning candles close to curtains, bedding, clothing or even plants which might catch fire.
  • Do not place burning candles on window sills or on the floor.
  • Extinguish all candles before going to bed.
  • Do not place burning candles where they might be knocked over or caught in a draught.
  • Buy ceramic containers that are well ventilated, containers will get very hot and may make the flame larger and cause it to flare up.
  • Do not allow anything to fall into the molten wax as this can form a secondary wick.
  • Do not move candles when they are alight or while the wax is molten.
  • Remember to buy a smoke alarm and test it regularly.
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