FACT CHECK: Does New York State Ban Pumpkin Candles?

Halloween 2022 is only a few days away. A Halloween tradition in New York State and across the country is to carve a pumpkin and place a candle inside. However, high-ranking New York officials told residents that this was a very dangerous idea.
The New York State Department of Consumer Protection and the New York State Department of Health have released safety tips to help kids and adults spend Halloween safely. What to do with Halloween decorations like pumpkins in the press release.
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The New York State Department of Consumer Protection recommends using LED or other light sources instead of open flame candles.
“Use battery operated tealights, LED lights or glow sticks instead of open flame candles for gourd lanterns,” the post reads.
cause. This may be obvious. Officials warned that open flame candles could start a fire in your home.
The New York State Department of Consumer Protection is aware that, despite its warnings, many people may still place open-flame candles in gourd lamps. So they offer some hints.
Keep decorative gourd lanterns away from curtains, decorations, and other flammable items that could catch fire. Do not leave candles with open flames unattended. Keep any candles or gourd lanterns away from stairwells or thresholds as clothing may catch fire and place on a sturdy table.

Post time: Oct-27-2022
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