There’s a special beauty and tranquility to candles, but a lighted candle is also an open flame, and a potential fire hazard if not carefully monitored.
Data suggests that fires caused by candles account for 5% of total house fires annually and have a downward trend. This reduction is partly due to increased consumer knowledge around candle safety, and the introduction of effective
safety warnings and pictograms.
Some major markets had implemented safety standards that set out requirements to ensure a reasonable degree of safety during use and to minimize inappropriate use during the burning of a candle.
Aside from the candles, their accessories such as candle holders and aromatic oil burners are also regulated.
Some recommended test items are as follows:
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Our aim is always to get your products to market as quickly as possible while ensuring that they meet the safety, quality, and performance requirements of applicable legislation or required by your own quality assurance plan.