Candles - Product safety labels

This document specifies safety information for burning indoor candles and includes requirements on how safety information will be displayed.

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Publication Date
05-Nov-2019
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Due Date
06-Nov-2019
Completion Date
06-Nov-2019

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Effective Date
13-Nov-2019
Effective Date
19-Apr-2017

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SLOVENSKI STANDARD
SIST EN 15494:2020
01-januar-2020
Nadomešča:
SIST EN 15494:2008
Sveče - Varnostne oznake
Candles - Product safety labels
Kerzen - Produktsicherheitskennzeichnung
Bougies - Étiquetages de sécurité des produits
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN 15494:2019
ICS:
13.120 Varnost na domu Domestic safety
97.180 Razna oprema za dom in Miscellaneous domestic and
trgovino commercial equipment
SIST EN 15494:2020 en,fr,de

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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SIST EN 15494:2020
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SIST EN 15494:2020
EN 15494
EUROPEAN STANDARD
NORME EUROPÉENNE
November 2019
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
ICS 71.100.99 Supersedes EN 15494:2007
English Version
Candles - Product safety labels
Bougies - Étiquettes de sécurité Kerzen - Produktsicherheitskennzeichnung
This European Standard was approved by CEN on 9 September 2019.

CEN members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this

European Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration. Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references

concerning such national standards may be obtained on application to the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre or to any CEN

member.

This European Standard exists in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other language made by

translation under the responsibility of a CEN member into its own language and notified to the CEN-CENELEC Management

Centre has the same status as the official versions.

CEN members are the national standards bodies of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia,

Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway,

Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and

United Kingdom.
EUROPEAN COMMITTEE FOR STANDARDIZATION
COMITÉ EUROPÉEN DE NORMALISATION
EUROPÄISCHES KOMITEE FÜR NORMUNG
CEN-CENELEC Management Centre: Rue de la Science 23, B-1040 Brussels

© 2019 CEN All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved Ref. No. EN 15494:2019 E

worldwide for CEN national Members.
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EN 15494:2019 (E)
Contents Page

European foreword ....................................................................................................................................................... 3

Introduction .................................................................................................................................................................... 4

1 Scope .................................................................................................................................................................... 5

2 Normative references .................................................................................................................................... 5

3 Terms and definitions ................................................................................................................................... 5

4 Product safety labels ...................................................................................................................................... 6

4.1 General ................................................................................................................................................................ 6

4.2 Layout of the product safety label ............................................................................................................. 7

4.3 Layout of supplementary safety information ....................................................................................... 7

4.4 Display of a product safety label ................................................................................................................ 8

Annex A (informative) Optional supplementary safety information ........................................................ 9

Annex B (informative) Examples of product safety labels layout on candle fire safety .................. 12

Bibliography ................................................................................................................................................................. 14

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SIST EN 15494:2020
EN 15494:2019 (E)
European foreword

This document (EN 15494:2019) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 369 “Candle fire

safety”, the secretariat of which is held by DIN.

This European Standard shall be given the status of a national standard, either by publication of an

identical text or by endorsement, at the latest by April 2020, and conflicting national standards shall be

withdrawn at the latest by April 2020.

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of

patent rights. CEN shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

This document supersedes EN 15494:2007.

EN 15494:2019 includes the following significant technical changes with respect to EN 15494:2007:

a) terms and definitions have been inserted;

b) the purpose and layout of product safety labels have been explained in much more detail;

c) part of the supplementary safety information has been modified to improve consumer

comprehensibility and additional supplementary safety information has been introduced;

d) a clear allocation of which supplementary safety information is mandatory or appropriate for

which type of candle, based on a risk assessment, has been made;
e) a minimum height of the supplementary safety symbols has been fixed;
f) options for candles with a limited space for the label have been introduced;

g) the option to provide safety information with an instruction leaflet has been removed;

h) the examples of product safety labels layout on candle fire safety have been improved and

complemented.

According to the CEN-CENELEC Internal Regulations, the national standards organisations of the

following countries are bound to implement this European Standard: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria,

Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland,

Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of

North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the

United Kingdom.
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EN 15494:2019 (E)
Introduction

Candles have accompanied mankind for more than 2 000 years serving, above all, as a light source.

Closely connected to the development history of the candle are the efforts made to improve its quality

and its safety in use. Discussions in the past and present over possible self-forming, harmful emissions

and fires caused by unsafe candles and/or inappropriate use during the burning of candles have led to

consumers concern for these issues.

Most fire damage caused by candles can be attributed to improper use by the consumer. The fire risk of

the candle due to inappropriate use can be minimized by suitable safety information for the consumer.

This information will be easily and non-verbally comprehensible.
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EN 15494:2019 (E)
1 Scope

This document specifies safety information for burning indoor candles and includes requirements on

how safety information will be displayed.
2 Normative references
There are no normative references in this document.
3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply.

ISO and IEC maintain terminological databases for use in standardization at the following addresses:

— IEC Electropedia: available at http://www.electropedia.org/
— ISO Online browsing platform: available at https://www.iso.org/obp
3.1
candle

one or more combustible wicks supported by a material that constitutes a fuel, which is solid or

semisolid at room temperature (20 °C to 27 °C) with the main function of sustaining a light-producing

flame, including any coatings on and articles or substances in the fuel
[SOURCE: EN 15426:2018, 3.2]
3.2
container candle
candle that is produced and used in the same container
Note 1 to entry: This definition includes tea lights.
[SOURCE: EN 15426:2018, 3.3]
3.3
floating candle

candle intended and designed for use in a suitable bowl or container filled with water

[SOURCE: EN 15426:2018, 3.8]
3.4
indoor candle

candle intended and designed for use inside a house or a building with typical indoor conditions

concerning ventilation, draught and temperature

NOTE 1 to entry: An outdoor candle is a candle intended and designed to be used outside buildings in the open

air.
[SOURCE: EN 15426:2018, 3.5]
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EN 15494:2019 (E)
3.5
product safety label
label on a product that informs the observer
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