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Consumer Products

Thu Nov 08 2018
The bedside fire alarm and clock can fail to operate and fully alert consumers to a fire.
Thu Nov 08 2018
An incorrectly installed throttle body can ignite, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.
Thu Nov 08 2018
The metal pendant on the necklace contains levels of lead that exceed the federal lead content ban. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues.
Thu Nov 08 2018
The water bottles spout can detach, exposing a small ring, posing a choking hazard to children.
Thu Nov 08 2018
The water heaters gas burner screen develops tears. The water heaters burner can then create excess radiant heat, posing a fire hazard if the water heater is installed directly on a wood or other combustible floor.
Wed Nov 07 2018
Hot coolant can spray out onto consumers from the overheated and pressurized coolant reservoir tank, posing a burn hazard.
Thu Nov 01 2018
The side handle sold with the drill can slip or break, leading to a loss of control of the tool, posing an injury hazard
Thu Nov 01 2018
The packaging is not child resistant as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. The pain and itch relief creams, sprays and gels contain lidocaine, posing a risk of poisoning to young children if they put it on their skin or ingest it.  
Thu Nov 01 2018
The mirror can detach from the medicine cabinet door, posing a laceration hazard to consumers. 
Wed Oct 31 2018
The throttle pedal can be pushed past the throttle stop and not return to the idle position, posing a crash hazard.
Wed Oct 31 2018
The slap bracelets metal wristband can pierce the protective fabric around it and expose sharp edges, posing a laceration hazard to young children.
Fri Oct 26 2018
Paint on the maracas, xylophone and carrying case contains levels of lead that exceed the federal lead paint ban. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues.
Fri Oct 26 2018
Paint on the maracas, xylophone and carrying case contains levels of lead that exceed the federal lead paint ban. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues.
Thu Oct 25 2018
The elevator cab can fall unexpectedly to the bottom of the elevator shaft and abruptly stop, posing an injury hazard to consumers in the elevator cab.
Thu Oct 25 2018
The insulation on the electrical wiring can come loose, posing fire and shock hazards.
Thu Oct 25 2018
Pieces of the rattle can detach, posing a choking hazard to infants.
Thu Oct 25 2018
An electrical component in the refrigerator can short circuit, posing a fire hazard.
Thu Oct 25 2018
The umbrella arm can break while in use, posing an injury hazard.
Thu Oct 25 2018
The downtube on the bicycles can crack, posing a fall hazard
Thu Oct 25 2018
The bicycle helmets do not comply with the federal safety standard for bicycle helmets, posing a risk of head injury.

Food and Drug

Sat Nov 17 2018
Roche Diagnostics will be proactively replacing all CoaguChek XS PT Test Strips in the United States.
Sat Nov 17 2018
Roche Diagnostics will be proactively replacing all CoaguChek XS PT Test Strips in the United States.
Sat Nov 17 2018
The Quaker Oats Company, a subsidiary of PepsiCo, Inc., today announced a voluntary recall of a small quantity of Capn Crunchs Peanut Butter Crunch cereal due to the potential presence of Salmonella. While the potentially affected product only reached five specific Target stores and is limited to 21 boxes of one variety with two Best Before Dates, Quaker is initiating the voluntary recall to protect public health.
Sat Nov 17 2018
The Quaker Oats Company, a subsidiary of PepsiCo, Inc., today announced a voluntary recall of a small quantity of Capn Crunchs Peanut Butter Crunch cereal due to the potential presence of Salmonella. While the potentially affected product only reached five specific Target stores and is limited to 21 boxes of one variety with two Best Before Dates, Quaker is initiating the voluntary recall to protect public health.
Sat Nov 17 2018
Chukar Cherries of Prosser, WA is recalling 7.5oz Amaretto Rainier Chocolate Cherries because they may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
Sat Nov 17 2018
Routine samples of the Green Cedar Ackawi cheese collected and tested by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development tested positive for the presence of <em>Listeria monocytogenes</em>.
Wed Nov 14 2018
Nor Cal Food Solutions, LLC of Auburn, CA is announcing a recall of 567 cases of Pumpkin Pesto Tapenade, manufactured by Purveyors Kitchen, because it contains an undeclared tree nut (walnut). People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to tree nuts (walnuts) run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
Wed Nov 14 2018
Nor Cal Food Solutions, LLC of Auburn, CA is announcing a recall of 567 cases of Pumpkin Pesto Tapenade, manufactured by Purveyors Kitchen, because it contains an undeclared tree nut (walnut). People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to tree nuts (walnuts) run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
Tue Nov 13 2018
The Pictsweet Company has recalled 1,872 cases of Pictsweet Farms 8-ounce Steamables Asparagus Spears because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Tue Nov 13 2018
The Pictsweet Company has recalled 1,872 cases of Pictsweet Farms 8-ounce Steamables Asparagus Spears because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Tue Nov 13 2018
On September 26, 2018 Oscor notified customers of a recall for certain lots (Recall No. 1035166- 09/07/2018-01-R) of TB Unshrouded Bipolar Pacing Leads. As part of the recall correction activities, Oscor is retrieving any remaining inventory out in the field. The recall scope is being expanded to include expired inventory for devices distributed between December 21, 2011 to May 17, 2018. The recall expansion is to ensure proper disposition of expired units. The FDA has been notified and is aware Oscor Inc. is voluntarily taking this action.
Tue Nov 13 2018
On September 26, 2018 Oscor notified customers of a recall for certain lots (Recall No. 1035166- 09/07/2018-01-R) of TB Unshrouded Bipolar Pacing Leads. As part of the recall correction activities, Oscor is retrieving any remaining inventory out in the field. The recall scope is being expanded to include expired inventory for devices distributed between December 21, 2011 to May 17, 2018. The recall expansion is to ensure proper disposition of expired units. The FDA has been notified and is aware Oscor Inc. is voluntarily taking this action.
Sat Nov 10 2018
Today, Recchiuti Confections (San Francisco, CA) discovered two batches of their Bittersweet Chocolate Bar and two batches of their Feve Chocolate Bar contain high levels of milk protein after FDA sampling. No illnesses have been reported to date. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The chocolate bars can be enjoyed if you do not have milk allergies or sensitivities. Recchiuti Confections is issuing an immediate recall for bars with the following lot codes and best buy dates:
Fri Nov 09 2018
In association with Sunshine Mills, Lidl is voluntarily recalling specific lots of Orlando brand Grain Free Chicken & Chickpea Superfood Recipe Dog Food because the products may contain elevated levels of Vitamin D.
Fri Nov 09 2018
We regret to inform you that Natural Life Chicken & Potato dry dog food has been confirmed to contain elevated levels of Vitamin D.
Fri Nov 09 2018
Sandoz Inc. is voluntarily recalling one lot of Losartan Potassium Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 100mg/25mg to the consumer level. This product is being recalled due to the trace amount of an impurity, N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) contained in the API Losartan, USP manufactured by Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. Sandoz Inc. Losartan Potassium Hydrochlorothiazide product is manufactured by Lek Pharmaceuticals dd, Ljubljana, Slovenia. This impurity, which is a substance that occurs naturally in certain foods, drinking water, air pollution, and industrial processes, has been classified as a probable human carcinogen as per International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).
Fri Nov 09 2018
Ukrops Homestyle Foods is voluntarily recalling Baked Potatoes with Cheddar Cheese and Bacon (2 count), as the product is mislabeled Herb Roasted Potatoes (see photo attached).
Thu Nov 08 2018
Wegmans has initiated a voluntary recall of the following products because they may contain milk not declared on the label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
Wed Nov 07 2018
Kadesh, Inc. of Garden Grove, CA is voluntarily recalling all lots of Puriton Eye Relief Drops, 0.5 oz. (15ml) bottle, UPC 7 36972 1679 0, to the consumer level. During a recent FDA inspection, investigators observed that ophthalmic drugs, which are required to be sterile, are manufactured without necessary production controls and conditions to assure sterility.
Wed Nov 07 2018
Sprout Creek Farm of Poughkeepsie, New York is recalling 132 wheels of "Margie" cheese, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

FDA Consumer Alerts

Thu Nov 08 2018
You can manage your asthma by taking medications approved by the FDA. Before going to the pharmacy, get a proper diagnosis from a doctor and together develop an asthma action plan.
Wed Oct 31 2018
Early in the fall is the best time to get your annual flu vaccine. Find out why it's important to get one.
Thu Oct 25 2018
The Nutrition Facts Label (NFL) on packages consumers look at when theyre buying groceries or preparing a meal has undergone a makeover. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has changed it to reflect updated scientific findings and help consumers make better-informed choices about the foods their families eat. Until the deadlines, consumers may see two different versions on the products they buy: the original label theyve been using, as well as the new label. The Consumer Update will emphasize that both provide helpful information for consumers, delineate the differences between the two, and explain the scientific reason for making a change.
Thu Oct 25 2018
This sugar substitute, found in some human foods and dental products, can be poisonous to your dog.
Mon Sep 10 2018
"My Medicines" a brochure offered by FDA's Office of Women's Health, can play a vital role in the medical treatment you receive during an emergency.
Tue Jul 10 2018
Fresh produce can become contaminated in many ways, but following these simple steps can help protect you and your family from foodborne illness.
Thu Jun 28 2018
Tampons are medical devices regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. And if you or a loved one uses them, it's important to use them safely. Learn the basics and consider this advice.
Thu Jun 28 2018
Tampons are medical devices regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. And if you or a loved one uses them, it's important to use them safely. Learn the basics and consider this advice.
Wed Jun 27 2018
Tampons are medical devices regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. And if you or a loved one uses them, its important to use them safely. Learn the basics and consider this advice.
Mon Jun 18 2018
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is collaborating with patients, academics, and the pharmaceutical industry to encourage the development of new treatments for sickle cell disease (SCD).
Thu Jun 07 2018
Heartworm disease can be fatal to pets, but it is also preventable. Learn more about the dangers of heartworm disease and the importance of year-round prevention.
Mon Jun 04 2018
Obesity has been linked to many health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Treatments for obesity range from healthy eating and exercise to prescription medicine and surgery. In recent years, FDA-regulated medical devices have also played a treatment role. Learn about approved products.
Thu May 24 2018
Lyme disease is on the rise. How can you prevent it? What are the symptoms, and what should you do if you think you or your pet have it?
Wed May 23 2018
Teething is a normal part of childhood that doesnt need a 'cure' with prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) medications. FDA warns parents that benzocaine products are not safe for treating teething in children. There are safer, non-toxic alternatives.
Mon May 21 2018
As you plan your next beach vacation, make sure your trip is a healthy one. Consider these five tips on sun safety, medications, contact lenses, tattoos, and eating well.
Fri May 11 2018
The only way to manage celiac disease is to avoid eating foods containing gluten. Learn how FDA's definition of 'gluten free' on food labels makes that possible.
Wed May 09 2018
Mother's Day and Father's Day are exciting for new parents. But moms and dads of babies 12 months and younger can also have some worries. Medical officers at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration offer health suggestions.
Tue May 08 2018
Breast pumps are medical devices regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. They can be used to extract milk, maintain or increase a woman's milk supply, and relieve engorged breasts (among other indications). But, to protect mothers and their babies, there are important safety considerations to know before using one.
Tue May 08 2018
Mother's Day is an exciting time for new moms. But moms (and dads) of babies 12 months and younger can also have some worries. Medical officers at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration offer health suggestions.
Tue May 08 2018
Mother's Day and Father's Day are exciting for new parents. But moms and dads of babies 12 months and younger can also have some worries. Medical officers at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration offer health suggestions.

Adjuster Portal

The three “P’s” in all business environments that utilize cloud-based services are: productivity, performance and profit. Altoserv is your partner to empower those goals, especially during the incredibly competitive times currently being faced. Whether you are an insurance carrier, independent adjuster, or any business that adjusts content insurance claims, Altoserv has the ways and means for you to bring consistency, increased productivity, and cost savings without investing in or deploying expensive and cumbersome technologies.

Altoserv’s cloud-based service places total control of the contents adjusting process in your hands, with:

  • 24/7 online availability without the need to install end-user software
  • Real-time filing / valuation and closure with less human error
  • Access to 750M+ replacement products from 3,000+ retailers
  • Fully automated LKQ matching and depreciation
  • Reduction in cycle time
  • Consistency in claims handling

Fully Automated Pricing

Altoserv has fully automated the process of identifying the LKQ selections for replacement of claim items. Our proprietary technology speeds the process of pricing a claim by identifying the best LKQ replacement for the claim item from millions of available items. We also automatically apply deprecation, further reducing the time it takes to process a claim.

Consistency

Many insurance companies currently allow their adjusters wide latitude in how they approach settling a claim. This typically means each adjuster takes their own approach and the company is left without a consistent standard. This lack of consistency costs money. Third-party challenges often take advantage of this problem. In addition the company is not able to readily understand the variances in settlement costs without a standard approach to compare to.

Reduced Cost

Altoserv can reduce your claims administration cost by up to 50%. Ask your salesman how we can save you money.

Management Oversight

Management needs the ability to observe how claims are being adjusted. Insurance companies need to be able to audit claims for consistency, accuracy and adherence to company standards. Altoserv meets those criteria by providing online access to claims. Altoserv provides the necessary management tools from closed claims to real-time observance of claims in the process of being adjusted.

Ease Of Deployment

Access to Altoserv’s online service is readily accessible by any adjuster with a computer and a browser. Gone are the requirements of expensive configuration, new hardware purchases and customization to deploy and integrate a solution. Altoserv is a standalone solution that can be deployed to your workforce in a matter of minutes.

Reporting

Altoserv records claim items, LKQ replacements, retailers and more. A comprehensive set of reports is available in PDF and XLS format. Custom reports are available as well.

Security

Altoserv has built its online service with industry standard security, utilized by the largest and most sophisticated financial service organizations. Communication is secured with SSL encryption between the browser and the server and data resides in SQL databases that are routinely backed up to prevent data loss.

Choice Of Services

Altoserv enables you to benefit through two types of access:

  • Direct access and use by your adjusters
  • Contents data entry services where you provide the claims and we provide the labor

    • Either way, the problems of consistency and lack of oversight are gone. And reduced claims payouts will enhance your bottom line.

      Easy Decision

      Easy is the key word for you and your company.

      • Easy to deploy
      • Easy to use
      • Easy on the bottom line

      Altoserv gives you TCA, Total Competitive Advantage!

Easy-to-use and accurate, Altoserv provides consistency for all claims processed by your adjusters.

Customers

  • Insurance Carrier
  • Independent Claims Adjuster
  • Managing General Agency
  • Third Party Administrator

Contents Data Entry Service

  • Altoserv can help with your claims work load. We rapidly provide you with an accurate valuation report prepared by our experienced team. From a small loss to a total loss, Altoserv’s CDES is your solution.
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Special Pricing

  • Altoserv has negotiated special pricing for members of various professional associations.

Contents Data Entry Service

    Contents Claims do not need to be tedious and time consuming.

    Are you buried in a large backlog of contents claims? Altoserv can help you by offloading the tedious tasks of preparing inventory lists, finding and assigning LKQ items, and preparing reports that you can review to perform the adjusting function on.

    Email your voice dictated inventory walk through, or

    Fax / Email your written inventory sheets, or

    Complete our custom Excel based inventory spreadsheet for even faster turnaround.

    We are fast and efficient and use this same cloud-based service to prepare the inventory and price each item. Reports will be provided to you in Acrobat PDF or Microsoft Excel format and rapidly delivered electronically.

    Remember...when you ask Altoserv to do the contents valuation and report generation, you get all of the work and report for one low price.

    Give us a try today. Contact our CDES Team

Overworked? Overdue backlog of claims? Altoserv's contents data entry service can take over and reduce your stress levels. By serving up the lowest replacement cost available in real time, the service saves your company time and money.


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