Candle Testing - Fire Safety & Sooting Behaviour
Combined Candle Safety Testing
This is a two part test for complete peace of mind, covering both fire safety and sooting behaviour. Please note, this service is for single or multi-wick candles up to 700g in net weight. For larger candles, please contact us.
When ordering this service, please complete the sample sheet for each candle you are sending.
Test Procedure: We conduct testing in accordance with BS EN 15493 (2019) to check that your candles comply with this CEN standard as regards fire safety. For single wick candles, we also conduct testing in accorance with BS EN 15426:2018 to ensure your candles do not soot excessively. Meeting both of these requirements 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 complete these tests, we require 3 x finished candles. A minimum of one of the candles should be packaged as sold, including any usage instructions/labels. If packaging is unavailable at the time of testing, you should provide the usage instructions to intend to supply with the candle as a minimum.
Note: If you do not provide usage instructions with the candles, we will not trim the wick during EN 15493 testing.
Test Duration & Report: For single wick candles (up to 300g) please allow 12 working days for completion of the test and compilation of the reports. For larger candles (up to 700g) please allow up to 20 working days. We will email a test report in PDF format outlining the test results once complete.
Multi-Wick Candles: Please note, multi-wick candles cannot be tested under BS EN 15426:2018 (Sooting Behaviour), so will only have fire safety testing completed. The cost is the same, as larger candles are more time-consuming to test.
Costs: The cost of the combined test is £150+vat per candle SKU. If a single-wick candle fails the soot test, we will not complete the fire safety test. If this happens, we will inform you immediately and will refund 50% of the cost of the test (£75+vat).