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Tiki Torch Safety Tips

  • Keep your wick length extended from the torch no longer than ¼” to ½”, cut straight across. A longer wick will generate more smoke and waste fuel.
  • Never overfill a tiki torch with oil. Overfilling may cause the torch to tip over. If fuel spills over while filling your torch, allow ample time for fuel evaporate before lighting the torch.
  • Establish a safety zone of three feet around tiki torches for children, as you would a fireplace or wood stove.
  • Keep an ABC fire extinguisher in close proximity to the area where you are using tiki torches.
  • Never leave a lit tiki torch unattended for an extended length of time.
  • Use a snuffer to extinguish a tiki torch, NOT water. Water will spread the tiki oil without extinguishing the flame.
  • Make sure there are no tree limbs or overhangs near your tiki torches.
  • Remove any other objects near the flame. Wind gusts can bend the flame and may ignite flammable objects
  • Never move a lit tiki torch. Extinguish the torch and give it time to cool before relocating.
  • Be sure to set tiki torches away from any areas of activity so they will not be knocked over or where people can accidentally run into them.
  • Only use fuel made for tiki torches.
  • Store tiki torch oil in a cool, dry, well-ventilated location a good distance away from the open flame on the torches.
  • Tiki torch fuel is highly flammable. Clean up spills promptly.