Residents in Washington and other states have reported receiving calls from someone requesting money for 9-1-1 services. The caller claims that residents must pay a fee to register their house in a 9-1-1 database so first responders can locate the home in an emergency. The caller also requests names and medical information from the residents.


This is a scam. 9-1-1 services are funded through dedicated 9-1-1 excise taxes on telephone bills and by other local government funds. Any request for 9-1-1 funds over the phone is a fraud, and residents who receive these calls should hang up and report the suspicious call to their local police or sheriff’s non-emergency phone number.


For Port Ludlow residents, this phone number is (360) 385-3831. The website for the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is: http://www.jeffersonsheriff.org/

On February 22, 2012, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commissioned announced a voluntary recall of Touch Point Forced Air Heaters sold at Meijer stores in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio from September 2011 through November 2011 for about $20. Exposed and unshielded electrical components can cause the heater to overheat and melt, posing fire and electrical shock hazards.


For more information please see: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12115.html

The tea light can burn with an excessive flame height, posing a fire hazard to consumers.


The recalled tea lights were sold as part of the Carruth Candleholder Collection sets. The Carruth candleholder sets are resin votive candle holders with a glass insert that holds a tea light. The stock number is printed on a label on the bottom of the candleholders. The tea lights are white. The following eight models and stock numbers are included in this recall: Butterfly, 17708; Smile, 17709; Sun, 17710; Roots of Love, 17711; Sunflower, 17712; Hummingbird, 17713; Bunny, 17714; Friendship, 17715. Sold by: Home decorating and gift stores nationwide from January 2010 to November 2011 for about $14.


For more information please see: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12084.html.