From dinner candles to room scenters, decorative candles, gel candles, nightlights, tea lights, and lanterns, the ambiance that candles create is cherished by consumers in daily life and for special events.
Candles are a popular way to set a pleasing scene when safety regulations are met. Through comprehensive material and performance tests, along with tailor-made labeling assessments, Intertek helps candle makers minimize risks such as household fires, property damage, burn injuries and adverse effects from toxic coating materials or soot.
Candle safety tests not only help manufacturer’s improve product performance and quality, but will certify that your candles meet regulatory standards around the world. Compliance with safety standards including RAL-GZ041 Candle Quality Control and the General Product Safety Regulations of 1994 allow consumers to take pleasure in a candlelit room without worry.
For all candle products, Intertek provides:
- Burning Behaviour
- Soot / Smoke
- Burn Time
- Wick Behaviour
- Flame Heights
- Safety of Additional Ingredients
Lead and heavy metal content is analyzed and tested in dyes, lacquers, surface coatings, embedded materials, wick and the candle wax itself to prevent harm to personal health and the environment. Material and performance tests are also performed on candle holders, lanterns and containers to confirm they are stable and safe in product design.
Candle products should be labeled or packaged with caution statements, safety guidelines and product use information to prevent potential misuse and dangers. Intertek provides a customized analysis of proper wording, placement and illustrations to create packaging texts that are easily understood by diverse markets.
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