Consumer Reports Articles

Tuna 'safety alert' for pregnant women

Consumer Reports is cautioning pregnant women not to eat all kinds of tuna, including canned tuna and sushi. They can contain high levels of mercury, which can damage the baby's nervous system.

Amazon Fire Phone

Amazon Fire phone falls flat, experts say

Consumer Reports has completed its testing of Amazon's first smart phone -- the Fire. Although it earned a rating of “very good,” Consumer Reports experts are not wowed.

Back-to-school laptops

Whether your child is in elementary school, middle school, high school or college-bound, Consumer Reports reveals the best laptop for each age group.

Appliances for college

We’ve got everything you need to outfit your dorm or first apartment, from a microwave or compact fridge to a coffeemaker or a blender for making smoothies.

Cell phone battery backups

Phone batteries always seem to run out when you need them! To the rescue, smart phone cases with a built in battery.

Better-for-you foods

Should you choose light or low-fat? Whole grain or multi-grain? Hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated? Consumer Reports ShopSmart makes it easy for you to find the best choices.

Finding good tech support

Where will you find the best service and results when you have an issue with your computer?

Deadly pain pills

46 people a day die from overdoses of opioids—prescription painkillers like OxyContin, Percocet and Vicodin. Recently the FDA approved a new version. Consumer Reports is  calling on the government to reconsider.

Should you buy a medical alert system?

You’ve probably seen the ads on TV and in magazines: How do you get help in a
medical emergency when you’re alone at home?

Hot car danger

The number of children accidentally left in hot cars is growing. 


Is your info safe at the doctor's office?

How a worker at a medical building pulled off a lucrative identify theft scam