Candle Safety

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Prevention tips to accompany photos:

  • Consider using battery-operated flameless candles, which can look, smell and feel like real candles.
  • Put candles in sturdy metal, glass, or ceramic holders.
  • Place candles where they cannot tip over.
  • Never leave a lit candle unattended.
  • Blow out candles after use and before going to bed.

Flameless candles

Bottom of a flameless candle showing the battery compartment
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Bottom of a flameless candle showing the battery compartment

Flameless candles surrounded by holiday decorations
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Flameless candles surrounded by holiday decorations

Flameless candle showing the location of the battery
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Flameless candle showing the location of the battery

Four different types of flameless candles
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Four different types of flameless candles

Traditional candles

African-American couple looking at each other
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African-American couple looking at each other

Candles in foreground, in focus; African-American couple in background
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Candles in foreground, in focus; African-American couple in background

Three women looking at magazine with candles in foreground
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Three women looking at magazine with candles in foreground

Two women on couch talking; candles in foreground
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Two women on couch talking; candles in foreground

Older Asian-American couple on couch; candles in foreground
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Older Asian-American couple on couch; candles in foreground

Native American Indian couple on couch; candles in foreground
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Native American Indian couple on couch; candles in foreground