1.1 This provisional standard is intended to prescribe requirements for certain candles to help ensure a reasonable degree of safety for normal use, thereby improving personal safety and reducing fires, deaths, and injuries.
1.2 This provisional standard is not intended to replace other safety practices that should be in place, such as, adult supervision, close monitoring, fire detection, alarm or suppression systems, and practical use of candles away from combustible materials.
1.3 This provisional standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory requirements prior to use.
1.4 Warning—Flame-producing devices, such as candles, present a potential hazard to the user. This provisional standard cannot eliminate all hazards, but it is intended to minimize the potential hazards of candles to the user.
ASTM PS59-02, Provisional Specification for Fire Safety for Candles (Withdrawn 2005), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2002, www.astm.orgBack to Top