Never leave a burning candle unattended. Keep burning candles away from flammable materials, children and pets. Do not place candles on or near other heat sources. Burn the candles on heat resistant surfaces Extinguish candles with great care ensuring that hot wax does not splatter. Keep the wick trimmed to no more than 1 8th of an inch. Keep the hot wax pool free of wick trimmings, matches or any other flammable materials and ensure that the wick is always in the centre of the candle. Do not allow anything to drop into the hot wax pool such as parts of the wick or a match as in very rare occasions this can cause a candle to explode.