Be careful with candle products and lamps
Candle products can cause a fire or burns. Some of the most common risks are listed below:
- The outside of a lamp can heat up and cause burns when touched.
- The inside of a lamp can become so hot that it causes a flare-up. In a flare-up the entire wax surface bursts into flame, the temperature rises further and fire can easily spread.
- Candles are placed too close to each other, overheat and flare up or cause nearby objects to catch fire.
- A lamp or candle is placed too close to curtains and these catch fire.
- A burning candle is moved and hot wax overflows and causes a burn or the candle causes a curtain or other object to catch fire.
- A burnt match is left in a candle or is poked in a burning candle and causes a flare-up.
- A candle is allowed to burn too low and a candle ring or other decoration catches fire.
- An outdoor candle is too near a fence, bush or other flammable object and sets it on fire.
- The wind blows an outdoor candle into a bush or other flammable object and it catches fire.
- A child accidentally swallows lamp oil or sucks oil from a wick and suffers lung damage.