The National Candle Association (NCA) supports the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) decision to ban lead-core wicks in candles.
The National Candle Association is committed to using only safe wicks and supports the removal of any lead-core wick candles from the market.
With safety as the industry’s top priority, the NCA has worked closely with the CPSC in support of this ban. The National Candle Association has had a voluntary ban on lead-core wicks for more than 25 years.
Companies belonging to NCA make about 95 percent of candles manufactured in the United States today, and these companies adhere to the voluntary ban. In fact, the majority of wicks manufactured today in the United States are made of 100 percent cotton, with no metal core. Those few wicks with metal are typically zinc-core wicks. All of these wicks are safe.
For more information on lead-core wicks, please contact the National Candle Association at 202-393-2110 or log onto NCA’s website at www.candles.org.