Mandarava Product Notices and Safety Tips
Products sold by Mandarava are intended for use by responsible adults only.
Our products are not toys and are not intended for use by persons under the age
of 18, or by those persons who, for whatever reason, cannot or will not exercise
reasonable judgment and caution in their use. The following instructions and
notices are intended as guidelines to safe use of the products we do or may
products are not intended for children or persons incapable of
handling items in a safe manner.
Consumer Lead Advisory
- LEAD WARNING: Although all pendants
manufactured by Mandarava are lead-free, Swarovski leaded crystal
beads and components, Preciosa lead crystal beads and components, Superior
Czech lead crystal beads and components contain small amounts of lead. In
addition, leaded crystal beads and components from other manufacturers, and
certain other components from other suppliers, as well as some statuary
items from our statuary suppliers may also contain LEAD. Do not
allow children to place Mandarava jewelry items or other Mandarava products
in or near their mouths. Handle all crystal jewelry with care and inspect
for chips or breakage before each wearing. Broken crystals may cause cuts,
scratches or other injury. Small jewelry items and loose crystals that
are small enough to be swallowed may represent a choking hazard to children
and pets. Do not allow children or pets to play with jewelry
items. Wash hands after handling any items containing lead. Some
statuary items supplied to Mandarava for sale by YTC Summit may contain lead
paint. By law, YTC Summit is responsible for clearly
marking any of these items that contain lead paint with a consumer warning.
Please read all packaging carefully to see if your YTC Summit statuary
item(s) contain this warning. [Note: YTC Summit supplies incense
burners, boxes, frames, furniture, house wares, candles holders, etc.
Most of these items do NOT contain lead paint, but please check the
packaging of your item for any notices or warnings.]
Proposition 65 WARNING: Consuming foods or beverages that have been kept or
served in leaded crystal products or handling products made of leaded
crystal will expose you to lead, a chemical known to the State of California
to cause birth defects or reproductive harm.
- Choking Hazards: Polished, tumbled stones, cone
incense, charms, pendants and other small objects represent a choking hazard
to children and pets. Do not allow children or pets access to these
- Fire/Burn Hazards: Burning incense represents a
burn and/or fire hazard and should be used responsibly. Never leave
burning incense unattended. Never burn incense near flammable objects,
draperies or in an unsafe container. Never burn incense in an area
accessible to pets or children. Persons with asthma and/or lung or
breathing disorders should consult their doctor before using incense.
Always use incense in a well-ventilated area. Always place incense
burner on a heat-resistant surface (avoid plastic or vinyl surfaces).
Always use caution when handling (1) products that ignite, such as incense or
candles (possible burn and/or fire hazard), (2) products that may become heated
during use such as incense burners, censers, candle holders and oil diffusers
(burn, fire and/or heat damage hazard), (3) small products such as tumbled
stones, incense cones and incense tiles (possible choking hazard to children
and/or pets), and (4) fragrance or bath products (possible skin irritant;
possible eye irritant; possibly toxic if swallowed). The products we sell are
not to be chewed, eaten or imbibed (drunk) under any circumstances.
- Incense - General Safety Tips and Notices - When lit, incense is very,
very hot, and could cause severe burn or fire if improperly handled. Never
leave burning incense of any kind unattended. Never burn incense in the
presence of flammable fumes or in the presence of materials that create
flammable fumes such as gasoline, acetone, varnish, etc. Never place burning
incense where it may be accessible to children or pets or moving objects or
draperies. (Remember that cats can climb and that wagging tails or blowing
draperies can knock over incense burners.) ALWAYS place your incense
securely in an appropriate holder designed specifically for the type of
incense you are burning and place the burner on a surface that is
flame-resistant and heat-resistant. Do not place burners on plastic
surfaces, painted surfaces or surfaces that have been varnished, or where
they may be knocked over. Damage or fire may occur if burners are placed on
such surfaces. Some burners can become very hot during use and could melt
surfaces such as television, stereo or computer casings or cabinets; do not
place burners on such surfaces. Do not allow embers or sparks from incense
to come into contact with flammable materials such as hair, skin, fur,
draperies, sofas or carpeting. Do not fall asleep while burning incense.
Be aware that incense creates smoke and may trigger smoke alarms. Always use
incense in a well-ventilated area away from draperies. Incense is not edible
and incense sticks and/or cones may represent a choking hazard; keep all
types of incense away from children and pets. Inhalation notice:
Persons with allergies and/or breathing or lung disorders, conditions,
difficulties or illnesses should consult their doctor before using any
incense or fragrance product.
- Stick Incense - Always be sure to place stick incense in a safe incense
burner designed specifically for use with stick incense, and away from
children, pets and draperies. Keep away from flammable materials. If the
stick appears weak or will not stand up straight, do not use. If incense
burner or censer tips easily or appears cracked, unsafe, or does not support
the incense properly, do not use it. Observe all safety instructions given
in "Incense - General Safety Instructions and Notices" above.
- To light stick incense: When lighting stick incense, be sure to hold
the incense away from your face and hair—many types of stick incense will
ignite with a tall flame. Be sure that you are holding the incense over a
flame-proof surface, such as a porcelain sink. Hold the incense by the bare
end and light the coated end (hold away from face and hair). After igniting,
gently blow out the flame. Be sure that no embers fall off the incense onto
flammable surfaces or into contact with flammable materials. Be aware that
stick incense creates ash which may blow onto surfaces outside the burner.
- To extinguish stick incense: Stick incense may be extinguished by
placing the burning end under running water, or into clean sand. Be sure
that no burning embers fall from the stick onto flammable surfaces or
materials while transporting the incense burner or incense to water or sand.
- Cone Incense – When lit, cone incense should be considered the equivalent
of a burning charcoal—it can reach high temperatures and needs to be used
with caution. Do NOT attempt to touch cone incense after it has been lit.
Because of its high temperature, extreme caution should be exercised with
the use and placement of cone incense within the burner and with the
placement of the burner itself. Because some cone incense burners may become
very hot, always place such burners containing lit incense on
flame-resistant and heat-resistant surfaces. DO NOT place burners on top of
a television, stereo, computer or other area that has a plastic surface,
since such surfaces may melt due to heat. Avoid plastic surfaces, painted
surfaces and varnished surfaces. If the burner appears to be cracked, tips
easily or cannot hold the incense safely, do not use it. Observe all safety
instructions given in "Incense - General Safety Instructions and Notices"
- To ignite cone incense: Place the incense in an appropriate cone
incense burner, on a flame-resistant and heat-resistant surface, and light
it. To not attempt to light cone incense while holding it in your hand. Keep
your face and hair away from the incense when lighting. Allow the flame to
burn for a few seconds, then gently blow out the flame. Do not allow falling
embers to come in contact with flammable surfaces or materials
- To extinguish cone incense: Under normal circumstances, incense
should be allowed to "burn itself out." However, if cone incense must be
extinguished, please exercise extreme caution to avoid burn or fire. If the
incense burner is large and deep enough, carefully cover the cone incense
with clean sand to suffocate the flames without tipping over the burner.
Some incense burners or censers come with air-tight covers that can be used
to suffocate the flame. Pouring water into the burner is not recommended
since that may cause the burner to tip over or crack and/or may cause a burn
or fire. The contents of the incense burner may be dumped into a large
flame-resistant container of water or sand to extinguish the incense.
Exercise caution-- if the burner is hot it should not be handled with bare
- Small Object Safety – some products sold by Mandarava may contain small
objects that may represent a choking hazard to children or pets. Products
such as tumbled stones, cabochons, faceted stones, crystals, incense cones,
incense tiles, metal charms, fragrance bottles, water bottles, chains,
pendants etc. should be kept away from children and pets. Meditation and
attraction kits may contain any of the following small items: small stones,
small bottles, incense cones, incense tiles, metal charms or other small
parts that may be harmful if swallowed, and glass bottles that may be
harmful if broken. Such kits include Money Attraction Kit, Love Attraction
Kit, all Goddess Mediation Kits, Chakra Balancing Kit, Spiritual Kits and
other similar kits. The kits are not suitable for use by children. Do not
allow children or pets to play with these items.
- Glass Safety – some products sold by Mandarava contain small glass bottles
which may represent an injury hazard if broken. Some items sold by
Mandarava contain glass components such as crystals, beads or rhinestones.
Do not allow children or pets to play with these items. If glass is broken
or cracked or chipped, immediately dispose of it with care.
- Fragrance Safety – Mandarava does NOT sell any fragrance products at this
time that are appropriate for use on the skin. Fragrances are to be
used externally only—do not drink or rub on internal body surfaces. Avoid
contact with eyes. Some fragrances may affect painted, varnished or plastic
surfaces--avoid contact with these surfaces. Do now allow children or pets
to play with these items. Persons with allergies and/or breathing or lung
disorders, conditions, difficulties or illnesses should consult their doctor
before using any incense or fragrance product.
- Aromatherapy oils and oil diffuser oils are NOT intended to be used on
skin, but should be used in potpourri or in safe, appropriate, oil diffuser
burners placed on heat-resistant and flame-resistant surfaces. If used for
dressing candles, a few drops of aromatherapy oil should be placed near the
wick of the candle BEFORE lighting the candle. Never dress a candle with
oils containing flammable substances such as alcohol, as this could cause
the wax to ignite.
- Candles - General Safety Tips and Notices - When lit, a candle wick and
wax are hot, and could cause severe burn or fire if improperly handled. Do
not place candle holders on plastic surfaces, painted surfaces or surfaces
that have been varnished, or where they may be easily knocked over. Some
candle holders can become very hot during use and could melt surfaces such
as television, stereo or computer casings or cabinets; do not place candle
holders on such surfaces. Do not allow embers or sparks from candles to come
into contact with flammable materials such as hair, skin, fur, draperies,
sofas or carpeting. Do not fall asleep while burning a candle. Be
aware that a candle can create smoke and may trigger smoke alarms. Always
use candle in a well-ventilated area away from draperies. Keep the wick
trimmed to 1/4 inch.
- Flame and fire hazard - Never leave a burning candle of any kind
unattended. Never burn a candle in the presence of flammable fumes or in the
presence of materials that create flammable fumes such as gasoline, acetone,
varnish, etc. Never place a burning candle where it may be accessible to
children or pets or moving objects or draperies. (Remember that cats can
climb and that wagging tails or blowing draperies can knock over a burning
candle.) ALWAYS place your candle securely in an appropriate holder designed
specifically for the type of candle you are burning and place the burner on
a surface that is flame-resistant and heat-resistant
- Hot wax burn hazard– Melting and melted wax can cause severe burns. Do
not touch melting wax. Melting or melted wax can cause damage to furniture,
carpets and other surfaces. Be sure that your candle holder completely
contains the candle and its melted wax. Never dress a candle with oils
countering flammable substances such as alcohol, as this could cause the wax
- Candle wax is not edible and may represent a choking hazard; keep all
types of candles away from children and pets.
- Inhalation notice: Persons with allergies and/or breathing or lung
disorders, conditions, difficulties or illnesses should consult their doctor
before using any candle or fragrance product.