Winter Coat and Car Seat Safety

During the winter, parents bundle their kids in heavy winter coats to keep them warm, but those same coats can pose an unexpected danger whe…


Buying a New Mattress

To test mattresses, Consumer Reports simulates 8 to 10 years of use to see how well a mattress will hold up. It checks whether a mattress wi…


Off-Label Drug-Use Ads

Pharmaceutical companies spend billions on drug advertising each year, and a proposed change by the Food and Drug Administration could allow…


OTC Sleep Aids

If you’re struggling with insomnia, you might want to think twice before you reach for over-the-counter sleep aids. Many of the drugs are la…


Get great glasses online

Online retailers offer convenience and discount pricing, but there can be risks.


Online Dating Dos and Don’ts

Looking for love? You’re not alone. Consumer Reports surveyed nearly 10,000 online daters to find out which sites can lead to a meaningful m…


6 car safety sensors to clean this winter

Winter driving can make your car filthy with dirt, salt, snow, and ice — and it can be dangerous. If you have a newer car, Consumer Reports…


iPhone Turns 10

It’s been ten years since Apple introduced the original iPhone. Now more than a billion have been sold and there are more than 2 million app…


Foods that Heal

We all know how important it is to eat healthy in preventing chronic conditions like diabetes and heart disease, but certain foods can have …


Should you buy IKEA appliances?

Although IKEA is best known for affordable home decor, you can buy an entire kitchen there for as little as $3,000, before appliances and la…


New Fitness Equipment

If you’ve already given up on your new year’s resolution to hit the gym, you can still get in shape by working out at home. Consumer Reports…


Magnetic Toy Danger

Consumer Reports has a safety alert about some controversial super strong magnet sets that have been banned since 2014.


The cars owners love to hate

Driving a brand new car off the lot is always exciting. Unfortunately, that new-car honeymoon can be short-lived, according to more than 300…


The New Retirement

Millions of Americans put money into a 401(k) plan, hoping it will one day lead to a comfortable retirement. But fees can chip away at your …


Safe Space Heaters

Space heaters can take the chill out of a cooler room, but they can also be dangerous. Forty percent of home heating fires are caused by spa…


Attack of the Toy Robots

A host of high tech, interactive robot toys have come on the market. Your child might really want one, but which to pick? And do they make g…


Where does your charitable donation go?

Is the money you give to charity spent wisely? Consumer Reports reveals some of the highest and lowest-rated charities as determined by majo…