first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityAbout 79,000 “Pirates of the Caribbean” medallion squeeze lights. The flashlights were sold nationwide and online between September 2006 and October 2007. Call 800-925-0628 or visit www.energizer.com. About 15,000 Totally Me! Funky Room Decor Sets, manufactured by Hong Kong-based CKI Toys and imported by Toys “R” Us Inc. The kits were sold by Toys “R” Us between May and September 2007. Call 800-869-7787 or visit www.toysrus.com. About 10,000 wooden Pull-Along Alphabet & Math Blocks wagons, Pull-Along Learning Blocks wagons, 10-in-1 Activity Learning Carts and Flip-Flop alphabet blocks, imported by KB Toys Inc. The toys were sold at KB Toys stores around the country between August 2005 and September 2007. Return the toys to any KB store in exchange for store credit. Call 888-843-9520 or go to www.recall.kbtinfo.com. About 63,000 green, plastic cups shaped like Frankenstein’s monster’s head, imported by Dollar General Merchandising Inc. The cups were sold at Dollar General stores around the country in September. For a refund or replacement product, return the key chains to the place of purchase. Call 800-678-9258 or go to www.dollargeneral.com. About 192,000 key chains imported by Dollar General Merchandising Inc. The key chains feature a metal charm engraved with “wisdom,” “truth,” “believe,” “love,” “hope” or “dream.” They were sold at Dollar General stores around the country between June 2005 and August 2007. Call 800-678-9258 or go to www.dollargeneral.com. By The Associated Press More than a half a million Chinese-made products were recalled Thursday, including “Pirates of the Caribbean” and Baby Einstein toys, because they contain dangerous levels of lead. They included the following: About 35,000 Baby Einstein Discover & Play Color Blocks, distributed by Kids II Inc. The blocks were sold around the country between June and September. Call 866-203-6788 or go to www.kidsii.com. About 150,000 bookmarks and journals, imported by Antioch Publishing. The products feature a variety of decorations including breast cancer awareness and Winnie the Pooh. The bookmarks and journals were sold at book, card and gift stores around the country between March 2005 and October 2007. Call 800-543-1515 or go to www.antioch.com. About 11,200 Alpine Design aluminum water bottles imported by The Sports Authority Inc. The bottles are decorated with pink flowers, a mouse or a zebra. They were sold around the country between April 2006 and September 2007. Go to www.sports authority.com. The Boy Scouts of America said Thursday that a painted, plastic badge commonly worn by some of its youngest scouts is being voluntarily recalled after a test revealed high levels of lead in the paint. As many as 1.6 million of the badges, which are made in China, may be affected by the recall. The plastic totem badge is given to Cub Scouts, who are usually between the ages of 7 and 8. The badge has a yellow and blue border, includes a picture of a bear and wolf and reads “Progress Toward Ranks.” No illnesses have been reported. Several other products were recalled Thursday because of health concerns other than lead. They included the following: Kraft Foods announced Thursday that it is recalling white chocolate distributed in the United States because of possible salmonella contamination. Kraft said consumers who purchased its 6 ounce, Baker’s Premium White Chocolate Baking Squares should immediately discard the product. The recalled product was distributed nationally, and has the UPC Code 0043000252200 and notes that it’s best when used by March 31, April 1, April 2 and April 3, 2008. Call 800-310-3704. Campbell Soup Co. on Thursday announced a voluntary recall of more than 72,000 cans of Campbell’s Chunky Baked Potato with Cheddar & Bacon Bits because they may contain pieces of hard plastic. Campbell said three consumers have reported minor injuries in and around their mouths. The recalled soups, with the can code “JUL 08 2009 07097,” were shipped to 24 states, including California. Consumers were advised to return the product to the store where it was bought for an exchange or refund.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgMinister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Derrick Kellier, says the National Insurance Fund (NIF) remains viable, despite its participation in the National Debt Exchange (NDX), and is assuring pensioners that their benefits are not in jeopardy. The Minister, who was speaking at a church service on Sunday, April 21, in Montego Bay, to mark the 47th anniversary of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), stated that participation of the Fund in the NDX involved reduction in the interest rate, but allowed “access to longer term maturing securities, which helps to maintain the long term viability and sustainability of the Fund.” “Let me assure all of our pensioners that you can set your minds at ease, as you have absolutely nothing to worry about. The NIF remains strong and vibrant at its current value of approximately $63 billion. Additionally, we continue to maintain sufficient cash flows to satisfy our obligations to our beneficiaries,” the Minister said. Benefits from the NIS are funded by the NIF. The NIS is a compulsory social security scheme for workers, which provide financial protection to its contributors and their families against loss of income arising from injury on the job, incapacity, retirement or death. It also has maternity allowance for domestic workers, a health plan for all contributors, grant for funeral, widow and widower’s pensions, and orphan’s allowance. “For many of the over 100,000 pensioners we serve, the NIS benefit is their main source of income, and the NI Gold Health Plan provides access to affordable, quality health care at no additional premium. On January 10 this year, we implemented increased benefit payments for our NIS beneficiaries, with benefits for our pensioners being increased by 16.67 per cent on the flat rate. These increases will see an additional $1.5 billion being paid out in benefits annually,” the Minister informed. Mr. Kellier said that the NIF Board has, over the years, ensured prudent investment of the Fund’s resources, and that efforts will be redoubled to have great returns on its investments. He also called on employers to remain compliant with the Scheme, especially in paying over the contributions deducted from their employees. “The prevailing global economic crisis and Jamaica’s ageing population are all reasons for us to redouble our efforts to promote the culture of savings in the Jamaican society, and to expand coverage of the NIS. We pledge our continued efforts to streamline our operations and take advantage of improvements in technology and a joined-up Government approach to improve our efficiency and service delivery,” he said. By Garfield L. Angus, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

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