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Safety advice for Lumea Liquid Wax Candles


CLP classification: EUH066; Asp. Tox. 1 - H304

•  May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways.

•  Repeated exposure may cause skin dryness or cracking.
•  Do not breathe vapours.
•  IF SWALLOWED: immediately call a POISON CENTRE or doctor/physician (if medical advice is needed have the label or bottle to hand). Do NOT induce vomiting.
•  Store locked up. Keep lamps filled with this liquid out of the reach of children.
•  Dispose of contents/container to a hazardous waste collection point.
•  For small children a single sip of lamp oil, even sucking the wick, can cause life-threatening lung damage.


Contents: Paraffins (petroleum) C5–20    EU no. 265-233-4    CAS no. 64771-72-8

How to use Lumea Liquid Wax Candle Lamps

  Remove plastic cap from liquid wax candle.
•  Ensure the liquid wax candle remains upright once the plastic cap has been removed.
•  Place candle in lamp.
•  Light candle by applying match or safety lighter to wick.
•  Do not tamper with the wick.
•  Do not refill.
•  Extinguish by blowing out the flame.
•  Replace plastic cap when candle is not in use.
•  Burn in a well-ventilated area.
•  Keep out of the reach of children, whether lit or not.
•  Keep away from draughts and air conditioning.
•  Do not move a lit liquid wax candle lamp. Extinguish the flame first, let it cool and then move.
•  Lumea Candle Lamps are designed for use only with Lumea Liquid Wax Candles. Do not use tealights or    other wax candles in Lumea Candle Lamps.
•  Lamps can be hand-washed in lukewarm water. Some lamps are dishwasher-safe, but not all, please check with the Lumea customer service team if you are unsure.

Safety advice for Wax Candles

•  Never leave a burning candle unattended.
  Burn candle out of the reach of children and pets.
  Always leave at least 10cm between burning candles.
  Do not burn candles on or near anything that can catch fire.

•  Do not place candles in a draught.
•  Do not place candles near a source of heat.
•  Place candles in an upright position.
•  Trim wick to about 1cm before lighting.
•  Always snuff out the flame. Do not blow it out.
•  Always use a candleholder.
•  Keep the wax pool clear of matches and other debris to avoid flaring.
•  Only use tealights in holders and warming stoves with sufficient ventilation.
•  Do not move a burning candle.
•  Use a suitable container where appropriate as some candles liquefy when burning.
•  Never use liquid to extinguish the flame.

Safety advice for Lumea Gel Chafing Fuel


CLP classification: Acute toxicity (dermal), category 3, H311. Acute toxicity (inhalation), category 3, H331. Acute toxicity (oral), category 3, H301. Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure, category 1, H370.

•  Highly flammable liquid and vapour.
•  Toxic if swallowed, inhaled or in contact with skin.
•  Causes damage to organs.
•  Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames – no smoking.
•  Store in a locked, well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed. Keep out of the reach of children.
•  Wash hands thoroughly after handling.
•  Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product.
•  Use in a well-ventilated area.
•  If swallowed: immediately call a poison centre or doctor/physician.

Contains: Methanol (methyl alcohol). EU no. 200-659-6   CAS no. 67-56-1

Safety advice for Lumea Wick Chafing Fuel


CLP classification: Acute toxicity (oral), category 4, H302.

•  Harmful if swallowed.
•  Wash hands thoroughly after handling.
•  Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product.
•  Keep out of the reach of children.
•  If swallowed, call a poison centre or doctor/physician if you feel unwell.

Contains: Diethylene Glycol (DEG). EU no. 203-872-2   CAS no. 111-46-6

How to use all Lumea Chafing Fuels

•  Take care with an open flame product.
•  Wash hands to remove any fuel residue.
•  Place the can under heating equipment (e.g. a chafing dish) before lighting.
•  Ensure the can is securely in position in the equipment before lighting.
•  Use a long–handle match or a butane lighter to light the can.
•  Don't use a lit can to light another can.
•  Never position a can on a table top or on table linen.
•  Never handle or carry a lit can.
•  Never carry heating equipment (e.g. a chafing dish) with lit cans inside.
•  Keep hair, clothing, table linen and all other combustible items away from the flame.
•  Don't leave a burning can unattended.
•  Never use your hands to extinguish a flame.
•  Replace the lid/cap before disposal to prevent any fuel leakage.

Additional instructions for using Lumea Gel Chafing Fuel

•  Take care – the flame on gel fuel when lit is barely visible.
•  Use a blunt object (e.g. a spoon) to open the lid.
•  Don't use a sharp object (e.g. a knife) to open the lid.
•  Place your hand over the lid when opening a can.
•  Remove excess gel from the lid using a blunt object.
•  Never remove excess gel from the lid with your finger or clothing.
•  Never handle or carry a lit can – they can become very hot!
•  Use a small non–flammable object (e.g. a saucer) to extinguish the flame – never attempt to blow out the flame.
•  Don't touch a can for some time after it is extinguished – the can takes a while to cool.
•  If you are handling the gel wear appropriate protective clothing and gloves.

Additional instructions for using Lumea Wick Chafing Fuel

•  Extinguish the flame by blowing it out.
•  Allow wick to cool sufficiently after extinguishing the flame before moving the can.
•  Don't touch the wick after the flame has been extinguished.
•  Don't tamper with the wick.

Storage & Disposal of Lumea Gel Chafing Fuel

•  Keep out of the reach of children.
•  Store with the lid tightly closed.
•  Store away from all sources of ignition – do not smoke.
•  Gel fuel should be stored in a well–ventilated and secure (locked) area.
•  When empty, dispose of in an environmentally safe manner. Recycle packaging where facilities exist.

Storage & Disposal of Lumea Stem/Twist Cap Wick Fuel

•  Keep out of the reach of children.
•  Always reseal partially used cans.
•  When empty, dispose of in an environmentally safe manner. Recycle packaging where facilities exist.

Lumea Safety Data Sheets

Full details on Lumea Liquid Wax Candles and Chafing Fuel are available on the appropriate safety data sheet. Wax Candles are not chemical and therefore do not have a safety data sheet. 

The safety data sheets for Liquid Wax Candles and Chafing Fuel include information on chemical components, safety advice, labelling and disposal considerations. Lumea safety data sheets fulfil REACH (EC 1907/2006) regulations. We recommend that you always consult the appropriate safety data sheet prior to using Lumea Liquid Wax Candles or Chafing Fuels.

To obtain the safety data sheets you require, please email  detailing which safety data sheets you would like to receive.

Lumea safety data sheets will be sent to you by email upon request. Please note all Lumea safety data sheets are available as PDFs (Portable Document Files), to open these files on your computer you will require Adobe Reader. If you do not have Adobe Reader, please visit to download this free software to your computer.

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