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Candle Safety

Consider using battery-operated flameless candles, which are much safer than regular candles.

If you choose to use regular candles, keep these tips in mind:

  • Ensure candles are in sturdy metal, glass or ceramic holders and placed where they cannot be easily knocked down.
  • Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Set a good example by using matches, lighters and fire carefully.
  • NEVER leave burning candles unattended! Extinguish them before going to sleep or leaving the room!
  • Children should never be allowed to play with matches, lighters or candles. Keep these items out of reach of children, up in a high place that is locked.
  • Never put candles on a Christmas tree.
  • December is the peak time of year for home candle fires. In addition, the two peak days for candle fires are Christmas and Christmas Eve.


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