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Candle Safety Tips

DISCLAIMER:   Wharfedale Candle Co. products are used at your own risk. By following the instructions below you will get a great burn from your products. We do not accept responsibility for damage caused as a result of misuse of the candles and melts.

- Never burn a candle on or close to anything that can catch fire.

- Always keep a burning candle within sight and extinguish when leaving the room or before sleeping.

- It is best to blow the flame out gently and ensure the wick ember is not still glowing.

- The candle and glass can be hot even after it is blown out.

- Be careful not to burn yourself or allow the wax to flow out.

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

- Don't burn your candle for more than 4 hours at a time.

- Trim candle wicks to 5mm each time before burning. 

- Long or crooked wicks can cause uneven burning and dripping.

- If the candle smokes, flickers or flame becomes too high, put out the candle and let it cool.

- Trim the wick and check for draughts.

- Placing the candle on a stable, heat-resistant surface prevents heat damage to surface or container breakage.

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

- Keep burning candles away from draughts, vents, ceiling fans and air currents. This will help prevent rapid, uneven burning, and avoid flame flare-ups and sooting.

- Draughts 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.

- Place multiple burning candles at least 10cm apart from one another. This helps ensure they don’t melt one another, or create their own draughts to cause improper burning.

- Never use a candle as a night light.