• bottled water Oct 11, 2020

    Popular Bottled Water Brands Contain Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals,' Consumer Reports Finds

    Carbonated water seemed to be particularly affected.

  • United States Oct 31, 2019

    See Where Fast Food Chains Rank on Using Beef Made With Antibiotics

    Consumer groups give many of the top restaurant chains in the United States failing grades for their policies regarding antibiotics used in their beef supply for burgers and other beef dishes, NBC News reports. The report is the result of a combined effort from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund, the Natural Resources Defense Council, Consumer Reports and...

  • California Oct 13, 2019

    California Power Outages Highlight Economic Disparity

    When the nation’s largest utility warned customers that it would cut power to nearly 2 million people across Northern California, many rushed out to buy portable generators, knowing the investment could help sustain them during blackouts.

  • NBC Apr 12, 2019

    Fisher-Price Recalls Sleepers After More Than 30 Babies Died

    Fisher-Price is recalling nearly 5 million infant sleepers after more than 30 babies rolled over in them and died since the product was introduced in 2009. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says that anyone who bought any models of the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play sleeper should stop using it right away and contact Fisher-Price for a refund.

  • NBC Apr 11, 2019

    Calls for Recall on Fisher Price Rock n' Play After Consumer Reports Finds 32 Infant Deaths

    Days after Fisher Price and a federal safety commission issued a warning about the potential dangers of a popular sleeper that parents have used as the solution to getting their newborn infants to sleep, a consumer group was calling for a recall, saying at least 32 infants have died.

  • NBC Feb 25, 2020

    CBD for Your Pets: Should You Try It?

    Consumer Reports recommends talking to your veterinarian before giving your pet CBD.

  • Donald Trump Oct 1, 2018

    As 5G Wireless Internet Debuts in 4 US Cities, Can It Replace Broadband?

    Cellular companies such as Verizon are looking to challenge traditional cable companies with residential internet service that promises to be ultra-fast, affordable and wireless. Using an emerging wireless technology known as 5G, Verizon’s 5G Home service provides an alternative to cable for connecting laptops, phones, TVs and other devices over Wi-Fi. It launches in four U.S. cities on Monday. Verizon...

  • Colorado Jul 17, 2018

    Mom Issues Warning After 3-Year-Old Gets Locked Inside Washing Machine

    Lindsey McIver from Conifer, Colorado took to Facebook Wednesday to warn other parents against what could have been an unspeakable tragedy after her husband rescued their 3-year-old daughter from inside their washing machine, “Today” reported. Their youngest daughter was locked inside the washing machine with the machine rotating and water filling up inside. They were able to stop it and...

  • Tesla May 21, 2018

    Consumer Reports Won't Recommend Tesla's Model 3

    Long emergency stopping distances, difficult-to-use controls and a harsh ride stopped Tesla’s Model 3 electric car from getting a recommended buy rating from Consumer Reports. Consumer Reports says the car has exhilarating acceleration and handling. But testers were troubled by its 152-foot average stopping distance from 60 miles per hour in emergency braking tests. The distance was worse than any...

  • NBC News Apr 13, 2018

    The Best Tax Prep Software for Your Financial Situation

    Whether it’s to save money or for the challenge, millions of Americans prefer to prepare their tax returns themselves — with help from some do-it-yourself computer software. Consumer Reports released its annual review of the four major tax prep software companies, NBC News reported, and these are the magazine’s recommendations. For beginners, H&R Block has “simple explanations that are clear...

  • United States Feb 8, 2018

    Smart TV Is Vulnerable to Hacking, Consumer Reports Finds

    Millions of smart TVs sitting in family living rooms are vulnerable to hackers taking control — and could be tracking the household’s personal viewing habits much more closely than their owners realize, according to a new Consumer Reports investigation. The non-profit consumer product testing organization examined five of the top smart TVs on the market and found that in several...

  • facebook Jan 19, 2018

    YouTube, Facebook Work to Remove ‘Tide Pod Challenge' Videos

    Social media platforms are working to remove videos that show people participating in the so-called “Tide Pod Challenge,” according to multiple reports. The “challenge” includes eating Tide detergent packs, and it seems to have started as online satire. But videos and photos of people supposedly eating the toxic cleaners for real soon became a social media trend. As a result,...

  • facebook Jan 19, 2018

    YouTube, Facebook Work to Remove ‘Tide Pod Challenge' Videos

    Social media platforms are working to remove videos that show people participating in the so-called “Tide Pod Challenge,” according to multiple reports. The “challenge” includes eating Tide detergent packs, and it seems to have started as online satire. But videos and photos of people supposedly eating the toxic cleaners for real soon became a social media trend. As a result,...

  • United States Jan 11, 2018

    Too Soon to Blame Romaine Lettuce for E. Coli Outbreak: CDC

    It’s too early to say that romaine lettuce is the source of an E. coli outbreak that has made at least 24 people in the U.S. and 40 in Canada sick, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. “The likely source of the outbreak in the United States appears to be leafy greens, but officials have not identified...

  • United States Jan 5, 2018

    Stay Away From Romaine Lettuce, Consumer Reports Advises

    A new warning has been issued by Consumer Reports to avoid romaine lettuce while U.S. and Canadian health officials continue their investigation after 58 people were reported sick from E. coli infections, NBC News reported. One person has died. The Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued warnings about the outbreak.

  • food Dec 21, 2017

    Cookies for Santa: A Breakdown of Christmas Calories

    Between holiday parties, baking cookies for Santa, and office treats, the holidays can be a time for celebration through food. But do you know how many calories you are actually consuming with those holiday snacks?

  • NBC Nov 4, 2017

    Health Apps Raise Medical, Privacy Concerns: Experts

    More than 165,000 health-related apps are available to download on smart phones, but a majority of them are unregulated, raising concerns for both doctors and those in the legal community.

  • United States Sep 26, 2017

    Airplane Mode: An Odd and Unsettling Era in Air Travel

    If it feels like that empty middle seat on airplanes is always full, you’re not imagining things. There are fewer empty seats than ever as airlines increase their profits, NBC News reports, just one of many ways the experience of flying is changing. Travelers stress can begin the minute they set foot in an airport, and only compound from there....

  • North Texas Feb 24, 2020

    Tips for Safer Travel With the Family Dog

    Clear the Shelters is Saturday, and if you’re planning on taking a pet home, you may want to consider a safe way to get them home.

  • United States Jun 16, 2017

    Laundry Pods Can Be Fatal for Adults With Dementia

    Within the past five years, six adults with cognitive impairment have died from ingesting brightly colored laundry detergent pods. During the same time, two children died from doing the same. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the numbers indicate that the pods, which some argue closely resemble sweets or candy, pose more of a danger to adults with dementia...

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