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Criminal Law/Liability For Candle as Gifts



With the holiday season approaching, I was thinking of giving a couple of small children a candle as a gift.

If they burn their parent's home down with it, can I be held liable because I simply gave it to them?

With bartenders being held liable for selling alcohol to drunk drivers, I thought I would check this out before I get in any trouble. :)

Thank you for your time and patience.


I am sure the gifts would be fine.  I am not sure how many small children need or use candles, but it is the thought that counts.  Perhaps you could include a note that states "to be used under parental supervision" or something to that effect.  In short, you are fine.


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Jeffrey Hauck


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Criminologist. Professor of Criminal Justice. Licensed Private Detective with expansive clientele base encompassing hundreds of cases. Donates resources and time to the Children's Rescue Network in Orlando, FL.

Associate of Science; Bachelor of Arts; Master of Science, Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree.

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