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Fire Department Advises Residents on Appliance Fire Safety

Recently, a small kitchen fire damaged a Millburn home.  The apparent cause was a malfunctioning dishwasher.  Millburn Fire Department investigators learned that the appliance's manufacturer had issued a recall due to a defective part; however, the part had not been replaced, and it overheated.

The Fire Department is using this event — which could have resulted in a preventable tragedy — as an opportunity to advise residents on the importance of registering their appliances after purchase.

"When residents and businesses purchase appliances, electronics, and other equipment, there are typically enclosed forms they can use to register the appliance with the manufacturer," explained Fire Marshal Captain Tom Pizzano.  "These forms are easy to overlook, but it is vitally important that they be completed and returned.  You can also usually register an appliance on the manufacturer's website.  This ensures that consumers can be promptly notified when recalls or safety advisories are issued."

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In recent years, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced numerous recalls of potentially defective products due to fire hazard, including certain brands of portable electric heaters, dehumidifiers, flat-screen televisions, and a popular electric baby doll. 

"In some cases, rather than recall a product, a manufacturer can issue a replacement part or repair instructions that make the equipment safe for use," said Millburn Fire Chief J. Michael Roberts.  "By proactively cooperating with the registration process and following up with the manufacturer, residents and business owners can ensure that their homes, families, and assets are protected."

A full list of U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission recalls can be found online, at www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/. 

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Millburn Recreation Accepting Memberships for Pool, Tennis and Golf

February 19, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn Township Recreation Department announced that it is accepting memberships for the township pool, tennis and golf facilities. The memberships are available to all Millburn Township residents and the applications are available online.

The membership application can be accessed at http://www.twp.millburn.nj.us/DocumentCenter/View/3258 or go ...

Letter to the Editor: New Jersey’s Out-of-Network Bill is a Huge Blow to the Middle-Class

April 8, 2018

As Trenton currently looks to balance the budget, once again it’s our state’s hardest working citizens who will be left holding the bag. This time, though, it will be the hardworking office and ancillary staff from our small business private medical practices.  A bill called “The Out-of-Network Consumer Protection Bill” A-2039/S-485 looks poised to make ...

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Bow Tie Cinema , Millburn

Encore Presentation of the 2018 Millburn Film Fest

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April 25, 2018

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This is the last day to help Millburn students by voting for the drug-prevention song written by three of our high school juniors, Kyle Farscht, Danielle Benna, & Jessica Yeager. You can vote as often as you like. Voting ends April ...

Millburn Recreation Pool, Golf & Tennis Memberships

The Millburn Recreation Department is accepting Online and mail in registration for Pool, Golf & Tennis memberships.  Registrations are restricted to Township residents except for a limited number of employed in town and non-resident memberships for the Par 3 Golf Course.  Those who register for the pool by May 1st are provided six free pool guest passes per family or 3 free pool ...

Millburn Firefighters Host Cook-off to Benefit Opportunity Project

Millburn Firefighters Host Cook-off for Brain Injury 

The Millburn Police Department accepted the challenge made by the Millburn Fire Department to cook the ultimate slider in a Cook-off to raise funds for Opportunity Project, a local non-profit that assists individuals recovering from brain injury. 

 Firefighter Dave Hammond, who has taken home the prize in various cooking ...