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Toyo Tire USA Corp recalls 69,000 tires

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Pfizer recalls 1 million packets of birth control

A packaging error has lead to the recall of 1 million packets of birth control that could lead to inadequate dosage and an accidental pregnancy. This error affects Lo/Ovral-28 tablets, generic Norgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol tablets.

Pfizer found some of the packets had too many active tablets while some had too few. A Pfizer statement says this is not a safety issue however there is an increased risk of unintended pregnancy.

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Build-A-Bear Workshop Agrees to $600,000 Penalty

Build-A-Bear Workshop reached an agreement with the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) to pay a $600,000.00 penalty for defective products. Specifically the defective toy bear beach chair's sharp edges can pinch, lacerate and even amputate a child's fingertips. The company sold the chair between 2001 and 2008 online and in stores. The company became aware of several incidents starting in July 2007 but did not report to the CPSC until March 2009.

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Medications in short supply but profits rise

There have been many articles lately regarding medication in short supply, either due to recalls of manufacturing errors or unrealized side effects including death. However the drug companies continue to see profits. A recent article from the Cleveland, Ohio area mentioned the short supply of a children's leukemia drug that is not in high demand, fortunately, because the condition is rare. However there are a number of sick children who desperately need the medication. The drug companies will only make a limited amount of the drug because the profits are not that great. Another article mention the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approving a simple, cheap drug already on the market for additional conditions. The cost of the drug skyrocketed over 1000%. In other words, although the medication was widely available on the market and very inexpensive, once the drug company was able to use the medication for other conditions they felt the need to boost the price up dramatically. Is this merely free markets at work, survival of the fittest or do the drug companies have a moral obligation to keep costs down and make medication affordable and accessible to all, especially children with deadly diseases? You tell us! Find us on Facebook and leave your comments.

 

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TX Court extends 1st Amend rights to elementary kids

In the case of Morgan v. Swanson (C.A. 5th), the Court held that kids in elementary school have First Amendment rights at least to the extent that they be allowed to distribute religious items at school. The Court concluded that it has long been held by the judiciary to extend the First Amendment to include young children.  The case also is significant because it allows individual school principals to be held liable and not immune from prosecution.  The issue in the case was basically whether or not a child could give out gifts of pencils or similar little items that contained religious text or symbols, such as a pencil claiming Jesus is the savior. The school forbid it and someone sued. The first incident mentioned in this case dates back to the year 2000. The case law referenced by the Court dated back to 1943. An interesting case and amusing read. The Christian families that will be celebrating this decision may think twice when little Johnny comes home with a pencil praising the prophet Muhammad! You can read the text of the case in the link below.

www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/09/09-40373-CV0.wpd.pdf

 

Two Big Supreme Court Decisions

The U. S. Supreme Court ruled on two significant criminal cases the first related to sexual offenders, the second case related to minors convicted of serious crimes.

The Supreme Court has decided that those individuals convicted of a crime sexual in nature, can be held indefinitely after their time has been served if the federal government believes they are "sexually dangerous." The case U.S. v. Comstock 08-1224 was a challenge to part of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act. The Act named after "America's Most Wanted" television host John Walsh's son Adam was signed into law in 2006. What is also interesting is that two of the more conservative Justices ruled against the decision. Justice Thomas and Scalia noted that nothing in the Constitution allows Congress the power to commit a sexual dangerous person.

The second case related to minors convicted of majors crimes other than murder. The Court has held that minors convicted of serious crimes cannot be sentenced to life in prison without parole. The 5-4 ruling by the Court says that the U.S. Constitution (8th Amendment) requires that young people serving life sentences must at least be considered for release.

 

Wife of retired worker gets over $200 million

The wife of a retired Dept. of Water & Power worker has been rewarded $208 million dollars after being diagnosed with cancer. The wife was diagnosed with a rare cancer caused by exposure to the asbestos dust from washing her husband's asbestos contaminated work clothes over the years. Her husband was exposed to asbestos while working on the cement water pipes.

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Toyota wins dismissal of old crash lawsuits

Toyota Motor Corp won a dismissal of cases accident victims and their families were trying to reopen after a former lawyer for Toyota acknowledge hiding evidence in rollover cases. The ex-in-house attorney for Toyota claimed the company hid evidence in 300 lawsuits.

 

Jury rules children's Motrin caused injury

A federal jury has ruled that McNeil Consumer Healthcare, maker of children's Motrin, failed to warn consumers that the over-the-counter drug could cause serious skin disease. The company has been ordered to pay $3.5 million in the case.

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Federal Judge upholds $2.4 million award for welder

A welder from Mississippi had his $2.4 million award upheld by a federal judge after being exposed to manganese from welding fumes.  Welding rod manufacturers Lincoln Electric Co., ESAB Group and BOC Group tried to stop the jury verdict award.  After exposure to the manganese welder Robert Jowers incurred neurological injuries and symptoms similar to Parkinson's disease.

 

Celexa marketed illegally

According to a Justice Department complaint Forest Laboratories, the manufacturer of Celexa medication, illegally marketed the drug to children and teens. The complaint further alleges that doctors were paid kickbacks to keep prescribing the drug.  Based on the complaint, the company is alleged to have hid the results of the drug trials that found it ineffective and in possibly dangerous for use by children.

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Jury awards $16 million for injury

A state court jury in Illinois awarded the family of a woman who died from an overdose of a defective Duragesic pain patch $16.56 million dollars.

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Keep your family, including pets, safe

Get the latest recall news from RecallCases.com and from DrugRecallCases.com. Pedigree Dog food recently issued a recall for certain types of dog foods in the Southern California and Las Vegas areas. For more information visit RecallCases.com food section. Heparin has been in the news a lot lately, to get the latest facts visit DrugRecallCases.com.

 

 

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