Candle Safety

Although your Bounty Candle is a beautiful addition to any home, it is important to remember that candles can cause fires and injury and should be used properly at all times.

We recommend that you read our safety points to prevent fire and serious injury:

  • Always make sure candles are burnt within sight - never leave a lit candle unattended. Be sure to extinguish all candles fully before leaving a room or going to sleep.

  • Keep lit candles away from drafts and vibrations - This will help prevent uneven burning, flame flare-ups and sooting. Drafts can also blow lightweight items into the flame where they could catch fire.

  • Keep out of reach of children and pets at all times.

  • Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire - Keep burning candles away from furniture, drapes, curtains, bedding, books, paper and all other flammable items.

  • Be sure your Bounty Candle is placed on a stable, heat-resistant surface - This can prevent heat damage to underlying surfaces and prevent the glass jar from breaking. Always use our tealights in candle-holders specifically designed for candle use.

  • Trim candlewicks to 1/4 inch before every burn - Long or crooked wicks can cause uneven flames and burning.

  • Don't burn a candle all the way down - as a rough guide we recommend discontinuing the burning of a Bounty Candle when 1 inch of wax remains at the bottom of the glass jar to avoid it becoming too hot.

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

  • Never touch or move a burning candle while the wax is still liquefied.

  • Make sure you extinguish the flame completely before retrieving your Bounty from the candle - Always use tweezers or tongs and wait until the wax has fully set on the foil packet before touching as it will be hot.

  • Never use a knife or sharp object to remove wax or debris from your Bounty Candle - It may scratch, weaken or cause the glass to break.

  • Make sure burning candles are placed at least three inches apart from one another.

  • Do not burn a candle for more than 4 hours at a time - This will avoid over-heating.

  • Never extinguish a candle using water - The water can cause the hot wax to splatter and can cause the glass jar to break.

  • Immediately extinguish a candle if it flickers uncontrollably, smokes excessively or if the flame becomes too high - If this happens, wait for the candle to cool down, trim the wick then check for drafts before relighting.

  • Never use a candle as a night light.

  • Never place your Bounty Candle in the microwave.

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