I don’t normally use my blog for PSA’s; however considering the heightened levels of security around the world due to the threat of terrorism, I thought I should post this:
This notice has been confirmed as real and was sent to elected officials in Washington State by the Assistant State Emergency Operations Center Manager.
We have been notified that between May 20th and May 29th, 2009 there will be a nationwide mass mailing of 178,000 envelopes from the Bayer Aspirin Company. Approximately 33,561 of these envelopes will contain a sample of Bayer Aspirin Crystals, which is a white powder. Please be aware of these mailings and the potential to present as “white powder” calls. In addition, soldiers, families and mailrooms should be aware that these envelopes may be coming through their respective mail delivery systems. Below are copies of the packaging that the mailing contains. These mailings have already started and to date the ATFP program has not heard of any incidents related to this marketing tool.
Below are samples of the mailing you might receive.