12/3/2022: Frozen raspberries sold in several states, including CT, have been recalled sue to possible Hepatitis A contamination. For more details visit the FDA website: https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/exportadora-copramar-recalls-james-farms-frozen-raspberries-due-possible-health-risk
10/20/22: Juvo Plus Recalls Children’s Butterfly Net Sets and Army Action Figure Playsets Due to Violations of Federal Phthalates and Lead Content Bans.
Components of the recalled butterfly net sets and the action figure playsets contain levels of certain phthalates and lead that exceed the federal phthalate and lead content standards. Phthalates and lead are toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues.
More information is available here: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2023/Juvo-Plus-Recalls-Childrens-Butterfly-Net-Sets-and-Army-Action-Figure-Playsets-Due-to-Violations-of-Federal-Phthalates-and-Lead-Content-Bans-Recall-Alert
10/17/22: RECALL of U.P. Fashion children’s rings for containing LEAD
The metal base of the ring contains levels of lead that exceed the federal lead content ban. The product was sold at Dollar Stores nationwide and other discount stores nationwide from April 2021 through July 2022 for about $1.Consumers should immediately take the recalled rings away from children and contact U.P. Fashion for information on how to properly dispose of the rings and receive a full refund.
More information and details about this recalled item can be found at: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2023/U-P-Fashion-Recalls-Childrens-Rings-Due-to-Violation-of-Federal-Lead-Content-Ban?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
10/18/2022: A skunk that tested positive for rabies was found in the area of northern Colchester between the Hebron and Lebanon Town lines (neighborhood of concern includes Windham Avenue, Jurach Rd, Bush Rock Rd, and Brindlewood Path). Residents are advised to avoid approaching or contacting any wild animals, or domestic animals that they do not know. If you think you came into direct contact with this skunk, call Chatham Health District or speak to your doctor. For more information about Rabies, follow this link to the DPH website: https://portal.ct.gov/DPH/Epidemiology-and-Emerging-Infections/Rabies
7/7/2020: Rabid kitten identified around Debbie Circle in Colchester. The public should avoid feeding or approaching wild or stray animals. For more information on rabies please visit https://portal.ct.gov/DPH/Epidemiology-and-Emerging-Infections/Rabies