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Improved Bulbs

Updated: 08/22/2012 - When it comes to lightbulbs, nearly 75% of Americans are now using CFLs, according to a Consumer Reports survey. Far fewer have tried LEDs. They're expensive, but Consumer Reports tests show they're well worth considering.

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Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Updated: 08/17/2012 - Sales of olive oil have risen substantially over the last five years - thanks to its heart-healthy benefits. Consumer Reports just tested nearly two dozen extra-virgin olive oils to see if they make the grade.

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Add On Smart Phone Lenses

Updated: 08/17/2012 - Shooting a photo with your smart phone is incredibly convenient. But smart phones don't take close-ups or wide-angle shots. New add-on lenses aim to change that. Consumer Reports wanted to see if they're picture-perfect.

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Bumbo Baby Seats Recalled To Add Safety Belt And Warning

Updated: 08/15/2012 - Bumbo Baby Seats are being recalled by the manufacturer to install a restraint belt and add new warnings. Until that is complete, parents are advised to stop using the seats immediately.

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Improved TV Remotes?

Updated: 08/10/2012 - The latest remotes go far beyond the push of a button. Consumer Reports wanted to see if they actually make watching TV any easier.

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Best Homeowners Insurance

Updated: 08/10/2012 - Homeowners insurance premiums keep going up. So can you count on your insurance company if disaster strikes? Consumer Reports says maybe, maybe not.

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Feds Sue To Take Zen Magnet Toys Off Market

Posted: 08/07/2012 - Federal consumer safety officials are filing a complaint against a second company over desktop magnet toys for adults that pose a danger to children and teenagers.

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Toyota Recalling SUVs, Sedans

Posted: 08/01/2012 - Toyota is recalling 778,000 RAV4 SUVs and Lexus HS 250h sedans to fix a suspension problem that could cause crashes.

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Travel Insurance Dos and Don'ts

Updated: 07/27/2012 - If you're planning a big vacation, travel insurance can be worth considering. But Consumer Reports says it isn't always a great deal.

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Super Summer Wines

Updated: 07/27/2012 - If you're looking for a perfect summer wine, Consumer Reports just tested two kinds... pinot grigio and riesling.

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Best New Ways to Watch TV

Posted: 07/26/2012 - A new Consumer Reports survey shows more people watch videos from their couch than head to a theater! In fact, millions of people are streaming video from the Internet directly to their TVs, computers, or tablets. Consumer Reports sizes up more than a dozen services.

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Best and Worst Mattresses

Updated: 07/19/2012 - A just-published Consumer Reports survey shows that about 75% of people who bought a new mattress are sleeping better. But you don't have to spend thousands to get high-quality shut-eye.

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Battling Insomnia

Updated: 07/19/2012 - Insomnia is rampant in this country. A just-published survey of Consumer Reports subscribers found 60% frequently had trouble getting to sleep or were waking up in the night unable to get back to sleep.

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Top Laundry Detergents

Updated: 07/13/2012 - The latest in laundry detergents -pre-measured packs that give you the exact amount of detergent you need for an average load. No measuring required! Laundry packs may be handy, but Consumer Reports says there are drawbacks.

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Distracted Walking Dangers

Updated: 07/13/2012 - There are plenty of warnings circulating about the dangers of distracted driving. But there's another risky behavior with cell phones that can be hazardous to your health as well - distracted walking!

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Protect Tech Gear

Updated: 07/13/2012 - There are lots of summer hot spots that are far from tech friendly. Consumer Reports has just checked out bags designed to keep you connected and protected.

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Today's Dollar Store Deals

Updated: 07/11/2012 - If you're not a dollar-store shopper, you could be missing out. Consumer Reports ShopSmart found that's because shopping at dollar stores is a whole different experience these days.

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Avoiding Antibiotics in Meat

Updated: 06/19/2012 - The routine feeding of antibiotics to the animals we eat is a contributing factor to the rise of Superbugs. Here's advice on finding meat at the supermarket that's raised without antibiotics.

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Gov't Issues Motorcycle Helmet Safety Warning

Posted: 06/14/2012 - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is urging motorcyclists not to wear the 5X5 brand, SA-08 model motorcycle helmet because it fails to meet federal head protection requirements.

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Colorado Farm In Durango Recalls Barbeque Sauce

Posted: 05/23/2012 - Honey barbeque sauce manufactured at a Colorado farm after Aug. 1 is being recalled for not including anchovies in its list of ingredients, leaving those with fish allergies at risk.

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