Candles and candlewicks containing lead Unsafe Goods Notice

This notice prohibits the supply of candles with lead in the wicks and candlewicks containing lead.

Unsafe Goods (Candles and Candlewicks) Notice 2001 Prohibited indefinitely

Supply prohibited indefinitely from January 2002.

Prohibits the supply of:

  • candles containing greater than 0.06% lead by weight in their wicks, and
  • candlewicks containing greater than 0.06% lead by weight.

This notice replaces the Unsafe Goods (Candles and Candlewicks) Notice 2001, which did not allow for tolerances of accidental and possibly unavoidable trace elements of lead and which came in to effect in June 2000.

See the Unsafe Goods Notice below for the exact wording.

New Zealand Gazette website — The Unsafe Goods (Candles and Candlewicks) Notice 2001(external link)