In December 2021, two new European standards for outdoor candles were published to help ensure a reasonable degree of safety during their use: “EN 17616:2021 Outdoor candles – Specification for fire safety” and “EN 17617:2021 Outdoor candles – Product safety labels.”
These documents specify requirements, testing methods, and labeling requirements for the fire safety of candles intended to be burned outdoors. The European standards will be given the status of a national standard, either by the publication of an identical text or by endorsement, by latest June 2022, and conflicting national standards will be withdrawn by latest June 2022.
The major new requirements for outdoor candles include:
Mandatory supplementary safety information (symbols or text)
Layout of the product safety label:
At API, we can support our customers to comply with these or other requirements for candles to further secure the safety and quality of your products.