Candle Testing

Candle Shack offers a range of candle tests, including fire safety testing and soot testing. Further details can be found below:

 

BS EN 15493:2019 - Candles. Specification for fire safety

We can conduct testing in accordance with BS EN15493 (2019) to check that your candles comply with this CEN standard as regards fire safety.  Meeting the requirements of this standard can help show due diligence in complying with the UK General Product Safety Directive (GPSD) and is often required by retailers.

Requirements:  In order to test your candles to EN 15493 (2019), we require 3 x finished candles.  The candles should be packaged as they will be sold, including any usage instructions/labels.

Test Duration:  For single wick candles, up to 250g, please allow 10 working days for completion of the test and compilation of the test report.  For larger candles, please contact us for a lead time.

Costs:  The cost of this test is £75+vat per candle size/fragrance.  

 

BS EN 15426:2018 - Candles. Specification for sooting behaviour

We can conduct testing in accordance with BS EN15426 (2018) to check that your candles comply with this CEN standard as regards sooting behaviour.  Meeting the requirements of this standard can help show due diligence in complying with the UK General Product Safety Directive (GPSD) and is often required by retailers.

To pass this test, your candles must have an average soot index per hour of less than 1.0.  

Requirements:  In order to test your candles to EN 15493 (2019), we require 3 x finished candles.  The candles should be packaged as they will be sold, including any usage instructions/labels.

Test Duration:  Please note, EN 154426 (2018) is only applicable to single wick candles.  There is currently no soot test standard for multi-wick candles.

Costs:  The cost of this test is £45+vat per candle size/fragrance. 

 

COMBINED TESTING - SAVE £20 (Single wick candles only)

We can conduct the EN15493 (Fire Safety) and EN15426 (Sooting Behaviour) tests together at a reduced cost.

Requirements:  In order to test your candles, we require 3 x finished candles.  The candles should be packaged as they will be sold, including any usage instructions/labels.

Test Duration: Please allow 10 working days.

Costs:  The cost of this test is £100+vat per candle size/fragrance. 

 

Book Testing

Please use the form below to calculate test pricing, or to make an enquiry and we will get back to you as soon as possible.  Please note, this service is usually extremely busy and priority will be given to existing Candle Shack customers.