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Thu May 17 2018
The battery compartment in the pottery wheel kit can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.
Thu May 17 2018
The red crayons in the multi-color sets can contain glass, posing a laceration hazard to the user.
Thu May 17 2018
The battery compartment in the spin art kit can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.
Wed May 16 2018
A gap between the rails near the entrance way to the slide poses an entrapment hazard to young children.
Tue May 15 2018
The candle holder can ignite, posing fire and burn hazards.
Tue May 15 2018
The grommet seal can reduce in size over time and dislodge during use and allow the boiler to emit carbon monoxide, posing a CO poisoning hazard.
Tue May 15 2018
The pressure release system can fail and cause the gas stove to explode, posing explosion and injury hazards.
Tue May 15 2018
The muffler can overheat, causing the plastic heat shield to melt or catch fire, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
Mon May 14 2018
The power switch can malfunction and allow the chainsaw to continue operating after the operator moves the switch to the off position, posing a serious injury hazard to the operator.
Thu May 10 2018
The deep fryer heating element can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.
Thu May 10 2018
The coffee bean can lid can detach suddenly with force upon opening when missing an air valve on the bottom, posing an injury hazard.
Thu May 10 2018
The strings on the crib bumper exceed a safe length, posing a strangulation hazard to babies.
Thu May 10 2018
The bath toy can break apart exposing small parts, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Wed May 09 2018
The driveside crankarm can disengage and cause the rider to lose control, posing fall and injury hazards.
Wed May 09 2018
The womens scarves fail to meet the federal flammability standard for clothing textiles, posing a risk of burn injuries to consumers.
Tue May 08 2018
The steering wheel on the go-kart can detach, break or crack while in use, posing a laceration and/or collision hazard to young children.
Wed May 02 2018
The cardigans toggle button can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Wed May 02 2018
The cardigans toggle button can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Tue May 01 2018
The small blades in the julienne slicer attachment can separate from the plastic assembly, posing a laceration hazard.
Wed Apr 25 2018
The brackets connected to the fan blades can break and allow the blades to fall, posing an impact hazard.

Food and Drug

Sat May 19 2018
Century Snacks of Commerce, CA, is recalling certain 16 OZ. bags of Tropical Trail Mix because they may contain milk, soy, wheat and cashew allergens and this is not declared on the package. Individuals who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk, soy, wheat or cashews run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products
Sat May 19 2018
Hickory Harvest Foods of Akron, Ohio is voluntarily recalling specific lots due to the potential exposure to Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, pregnant women, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may experience short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Listeria infection can also cause miscarriages, stillbirths, and fetal infection in pregnant women. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.
Fri May 18 2018
MBI Distributing, Inc. is voluntarily recalling all lots of homeopathic Teething Drops, Nausea Drops, Intestinal Colic Drops, Stomach Calm, Expectorant Cough Syrup, Silver-Zinc Throat Spray, and Argentum Elixir, within expiry, to the consumer level. The drug products have been found to be manufactured with a lack of adequate controls.
Thu May 17 2018
Shoreside Enterprises, Inc. is voluntarily recalling 7K (Lot specific: Lot #RO) and Poseidon 4500 (Extreme 1000 mg) (Lot specific: Lot #20117BL) to the consumer level. FDA analysis found the samples of these products to contain undeclared Sildenafil and/or Tadalafil. Sildenafil and Tadalafil are active ingredients in two FDA-approved prescription drugs used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED).
Thu May 17 2018
BLM Prod.-u. Vertriebsges. mbH & Co. KG, is voluntarily recalling Priano Rosso Pesto Sauce as it may contain undeclared milk and egg. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk and egg run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
Wed May 16 2018
Mas Food Services Co. of Oakland Park, FL is recalling its 15 ounce packages of The Peruchef brand dry potato because it may contain undeclared sulfites. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
Mon May 14 2018
Apotex Corp. is voluntarily recalling 36 lots of Piperacillin and Tazobactam for Injection, USP 3.375 gram/vial and 4.5 gram/vial strengths, to the consumer/user level. The Piperacillin and Tazobactam for Injection have been found to contain elevated levels of impurities that may result in decreased potency. The affected product is manufactured by Hospira Inc., a Pfizer Company and distributed in the US market by Apotex Corp.
Sat May 12 2018
Sugarfina, Inc. is recalling its Sugar Cookies product because the label does not declare that this product contains egg. People who have allergies or severe sensitivities to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
Wed May 09 2018
FDA Investigates Multistate Outbreak of B. cepacia Complex Linked to Medline Remedy Essentials No-Rinse Cleansing Foam (FDA Announcement)
Mon May 07 2018
East Windsor, New Jersey, AuroMedics Pharma LLC is voluntarily recalling two lots of Piperacillin and Tazobactam for injection, USP 3.375 g (Piperacillin Sodium equivalent to 3 g of Piperacillin USP and Tazobactam Sodium equivalent to 0.375 g of Tazobactam USP. Each vial contains 7.05 mEq (162 mg) of Sodium) in a Single-Dose vial, to the hospital level. The products have been found to contain particulate matter, visible only after reconstitution that was confirmed to be glass within the vial.
Mon May 07 2018
East Windsor, New Jersey, AuroMedics Pharma LLC is voluntarily recalling two lots of Piperacillin and Tazobactam for injection, USP 3.375 g (Piperacillin Sodium equivalent to 3 g of Piperacillin USP and Tazobactam Sodium equivalent to 0.375 g of Tazobactam USP. Each vial contains 7.05 mEq (162 mg) of Sodium) in a Single-Dose vial, to the hospital level. The products have been found to contain particulate matter, visible only after reconstitution that was confirmed to be glass within the vial.
Mon May 07 2018
AuroMedics Pharma LLC is voluntarily recalling two lots of Ampicillin and Sulbactam for Injection USP, 3 grams*/ Single-Dose vial, to the hospital/user level. The recall has been initiated due to customer complaints of the presence of red particulate matter in the product that is believed to be red rubber particles from the manufacturing process of the active ingredients.
Fri May 04 2018
Badger Botanicals, LLC of Springville, Utah is recalling Green Suma, Red Suma, Green Hulu 2, and Red Hulu 2 kratom dietary supplements sold directly to consumers via the company website from January 1st, 2018 to April l 12th, 2018 in pouches of 250g, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
Fri May 04 2018
Maya Distribution, LLC of South Salt Lake City, Utah is voluntarily recalling Dragon Kratom labeled bottles and sealed packages of encapsulated and raw powder product because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
Thu May 03 2018
Utz Quality Foods, LLC, is voluntarily recalling select expiration dates of some Golden Flake, Good Health, Utz and Weis Brand Tortilla Chip items due to potential contamination of undeclared milk allergen. 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.
Wed May 02 2018
Seabear Company of Anacortes, Washington is voluntarily recalling 1,225/ 3 oz. units of Cold Smoked Wild Coho Salmon Lox, Gerard & Dominique Seafoods brand, affected lot # CSCO-17339, Pack Date 17-340, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.
Mon Apr 30 2018
Stonewall Kitchen is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of 10.25oz Basil Pesto Aioli with an Enjoy By date of 28 Sep 2019 which may contain the undeclared allergen egg, as we may have inadvertently placed the label for our Basil Pesto on a small portion of our most recent production run.
Sun Apr 29 2018
Van's Foods is voluntarily recalling approximately 1,584 cases of Van's Gluten Free Waffles with a lot code date of #A640234710WL2, BEST BY AUG 22, 2018 and UPC CODE 8994730206. The products were distributed solely to food retailers in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin.
Sun Apr 29 2018
Vans Foods is voluntarily recalling Vans Gluten Free Waffles with a lot code date of #A640234710WL2, BEST BY AUG 22, 2018 and UPC 0 89947 30206 4. The products are being recalled because a limited number of the wrong packaging were used during the production of Vans Belgian Waffles. The product inadvertently packaged in the Vans Gluten Free Waffle box contains gluten, undeclared wheat and undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk, wheat or gluten run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. These products could also cause a serious autoimmune reaction to people with celiac disease if consumed.
Fri Apr 27 2018
Ethnic Foods Inc. of 76 South Bayles Avenue, Port Washington, NY 11050, is recalling its 19 ounce package of Bhavnagri Mix snack mix because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

FDA Consumer Alerts

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.
Mon May 07 2018
FDA's final rule on menu labeling gives consumers the information on calories they need to make informed food choices.
Tue May 01 2018
Accidentally touching or drinking e-liquids can be dangerous and even deadly for young children. So its important to handle and store these products carefully, to teach children to stay away from these products, and to be prepared for emergencies. Consider these tips.
Fri Apr 06 2018
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates breast implants as medical devices. Learn about the risks of these products, and consider this advice.
Thu Mar 29 2018
The FDA regulates many products that treat allergies or offer allergy relief. But which will work for you depends on your particular symptoms.
Wed Mar 21 2018
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates breast implants as medical devices. Learn about the risks of these products, and consider this advice.
Wed Mar 14 2018
How to tell if you have a cold or the flu, and when to seek medical care.
Wed Feb 14 2018
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can happen to anyone. And these types of injuries, which include concussions, contribute to a substantial number of emergency room visits (and even deaths) each year. Learn more about TBI, and the FDA's related research and regulatory activities.
Thu Jan 25 2018
How can you tell if an online pharmacy is operating legally? The FDA's BeSafeRx web page can help you identify and avoid rogue online pharmacies. The FDA has tips for buying medicines online safely.
Thu Jan 11 2018
Just as obesity has become a serious problem in people, it's also a growing problem in pets, one that can seriously harm your pet's health.
Wed Jan 10 2018
Think it's too late to get a flu shot? Not so. Find out why.
Tue Jan 09 2018
When consumed by women before and during pregnancy, folic acid, a B vitamin, may help prevent neural tube defects (NTDs).
Mon Jan 08 2018
FDA is committed to protecting the health of children by helping lower their exposure to radiation from X-ray exams.
Fri Jan 05 2018
Will 2018 be the year you decide you want to quit smoking? Nearly 70 percent of current adult smokers say they want to quit. Check out this story for tips, including info about FDA-approved products and resources that can help.
Tue Dec 19 2017
Gene therapy is the process of replacing defective genes with healthy ones, adding new genes to help the body fight or treat disease, or deactivating problem genes. It holds the promise to transform medicine and create options for patients who are living with difficult, and even incurable, diseases. Learn how this innovative therapy works.
Tue Dec 12 2017
From tinsel to table scraps, holiday hazards for pets abound. Here are some tips to help you keep them safe.

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  • Reduction in cycle time
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Choice Of Services

Altoserv enables you to benefit through two types of access:

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

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Customers

  • Insurance Carrier
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  • Managing General Agency
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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.

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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