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Candles come in various shapes, sizes and forms. From tapers, votives, pillars and tealights to container / jar candles, floating candles, liturgical candles, outdoor candles, novelty candles, utility candles and birthday candles. 

As its use had broadened and evolved, consumers must take consider all precautions when in use.  Placing candles on or near combustibles, around children and pets, or burning unattended can lead to fires which might lead to fatal results.

As part of a commitment to product quality, safety and responsibility, regulations had been placed in different regions to ensure the sustainable growth in this multi-billion industry.

destination / marketsafety & regulated tests / testing standardsquality preformance tests
EU Labelling (EN 15494)
Burning Safety (EN15493)
Soot Release (EN15426)
Ignition Of Candle Holder & Decorative Components
(French Decree 91-1175)
Toluene & Benzene Content
Percentage of Wax Spilled
Melting Point Test
Flashing Point Test
Fabric Content on Wick
Total Burnt Time
US Labelling (ASTM F2058-07)
Burning Safety (ASTM F2417-11)
Lead Content
(16CFR 1303 & 16CFR 1500.17)
Paraffin Content (USCL 34-07)
Citronella Content
Percentage of Wax Spilled
Melting Point Test
Flashing Point Test
Fabric Content on Wick
Total Burnt Time
GERMAN For Tea Lights:
RAL GZ-041/2 (version 2013)
For Non-Tea Lights
RAL GZ-041/1 (version 2013)
N/A

For further information, please contact:

Mr. Kenji NG
t: + 852 2334 4481 ext. 1209 

Mr. Ronald TSE
t: +852 2334 4481 ext. 1813

Mr. Toby LEE
t: +852 2334 4481 ext. 1805

Get a Copy in PDF version: Candles Safety and Regulations for EU, US and Other Destination Markets (PDF 192 KB)

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