The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) published some alarming statistics this year, so before selling these items we want to make sure our customers understand how to use them properly for their safety.
The NFPA reports that roughly one-third (36%) of home candle fires started in bedrooms. These fires caused 32% of the associated deaths and 47% of the associated injuries. Falling asleep was a factor in 11% percent of the home candle fires and 30% of the associated deaths. On average, 25 home candle fires are reported per day.
Please avoid being a statistic and follow these Candle safety practices at all times.
Safely Burn Your Candles
Never leave a burning candle unattended or light a Candle to fall asleep.
Use Candles near smoke alarms for additional alert safety.
Do not use flame near curtains or other flammable items or in drafts or near a window that could let in wind drafts.
Always use a proper container or holder for your candle wax.
Do not place candles on lower shelves as the heat from the flame can slowly cause the shelf above to catch fire.
Keep your lit candles away from the reach of pets and children.
Trim your wick to 1/4″ before each use to prevent your flame from burning too hot.