Thanksgiving Recalls

Here are some important recalls that might affect you or your family over the Thanksgiving holiday. Click the link to the recall for more information on each product.

ROLAIDS® Extra Strength Softchews

In consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. has initiated a voluntary recall of one product lot of ROLAIDS® Extra Strength Softchews, Cherry Flavor, 36 count package distributed in the United States.

This is a wholesale and retail level recall. No action is required by consumers or healthcare providers and consumers can continue to use the product. The recall was initiated as a precaution following consumer complaints of an uncharacteristic consistency or texture, traced to crystallized sugar in the product.

Children’s BENADRYL® Allergy FASTMELT® Tablets and Junior Strength MOTRIN® Caplets

In consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. has initiated a voluntary recall of all product lots of Children’s BENADRYL® Allergy FASTMELT® Tablets, in cherry and grape flavors, that were distributed in the United States, Belize, Barbados, Canada, Puerto Rico, St. Martin, and St. Thomas and all product lots of Junior Strength MOTRIN® Caplets, 24 count, that were distributed in the United States.

This is a wholesale and retail level recall. No action is required by consumers or healthcare providers and consumers can continue to use the product. The recall was initiated after a review, conducted as part of McNeil’s Comprehensive Action Plan, revealed insufficiencies in the development of the manufacturing process. There is no indication that the recalled products do not meet quality standards, and this recall is not being undertaken on the basis of adverse events.

Tylenol Cold Liquid Products

In consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., is recalling, from the wholesale and retail level, three TYLENOL® Cold Multi-Symptom liquid products in order to update the labeling for these products. The specific products involved, listed below, are sold in the United States.

This is a wholesale and retail level recall and is not being undertaken on the basis of adverse events. No action is required by consumers or healthcare providers and consumers can continue to use the product.

McNeil Consumer Healthcare initiated the recall after an internal review revealed that information about the presence of alcohol from flavoring agents was noted as an inactive ingredient listed on the package, but not on the front panel of the product. Certain flavoring agents contribute small (less than 1%) amounts of alcohol.

 

Separation Not Required

I was shocked when I read the following article. Who knew we still had an appeals court that knew how to interpret the U.S. Constitution?

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit has upheld the constitutionality of public school children reciting “under God” in Pledge of Allegiance, rebuffing a prominent atheist group’s attempt to stop the practice.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation filed a lawsuit in 2007 on behalf of two New Hampshire parents and their three children, challenging the state’s School Patriot Act, which requires that public schools authorize a time for students to voluntarily participate in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. The lawsuit alleged that the statute violates the Constitution’s Establishment Clause, as well as the First Amendment’s guarantee of free exercise of religion.

In its unanimous decision, however, the court’s three-judge panel ruled, “That the phrase ‘under God’ has some religious content … is not determinative of the New Hampshire Act’s constitutionality. This is in part because the Constitution does not ‘require complete separation of church and state.’

Say what? The Constitution does not require the complete separation of church and state? Why haven’t we heard this from the mainstream media?

We Weren’t The Only Ones

We found out this week that our neighbors at our old house lost their house too. What a shame. I hope they landed on their feet.

Seventy

Today, my Aunt Sandy would have been 70 years old.


Sandra Ann Gove
November 20, 1940 – March 9, 2002

I miss you Auntie. We all miss you.

Not Everything Is Related Is It?

I don’t see how this is legal

Two men convicted of shooting a Southern California sheriff’s deputy in 1980 have been charged with his murder following his death this year of related injuries.

The Orange County district attorney’s office said Friday that 54-year old David Knick of Yucca Valley and 55-year old Robert Strong of Riverside each have been charged with one count of murder and are being held on $1 million bail.

Prosecutors say the two men served prison time for attempted murder for shooting Deputy Ira Essoe after he approached them in a mall in Orange.

Essoe was paralyzed and eventually had his legs amputated. He died in February of sepsis, which prosecutors say was related to injuries from the 1980 shooting.

How can you prove, without a doubt, that death from sepsis (as a result of amputation) was caused directly (and solely) by the shooting?

The shooting occurred 30 years ago. That’s a long time, with a lot of other factors at play. Just saying.