Consumer Reports Articles

Hidden risks of going gluten free

If you don't have a medical reason to do so, Consumer Reports' health experts point out the problems with adopting a gluten-free diet.

Top kids tablets

Kids put the hottest selling tablets to the test. See which ones really give you the most bang for your buck.

Naughty and Nice: The annual list is out!

With only days left before Black Friday, Consumer Reports releases its annual "Naughty and Nice" companies list.

Best cellphone services

Consumer Reports has just released its latest ratings of cell phone companies, based on a survey of 63,000 of its subscribers in 26 cities.

Arsenic in rice

Consumer Reports issues new guidelines for how much rice children should eat. This after it analyzed FDA data on more than 600 foods that contain rice and found some with worrisome levels of inorganic arsenic, which is linked to several types of cancer.

Cheap Chinese tires no bargain

Tires are a key safety component of your car, but they’re expensive. Consumer Reports tests 3 Chinese tires that cost far less.

Save on eyeglasses

If you’ve got your eye on prescription eyeglasses, be prepared for sticker shock—frames, lenses, and protective coatings can add up to $500 or more. But Consumer Reports finds that you can save up to 40 percent on the cost of eyeglasses without sacrificing fashion.

Better prepaid cards

Consumer Reports has combed through the fine print and rated 23 prepaid cards. The organization reveals which offer the best value and some to avoid.

Pop-up turkey timers

Undercooked turkey could make you and your Thanksgiving guests sick. So, can you really trust those little pop-up timers?

great tech toys

For kids, electronic toys are a favorite gift. But don’t think that children have to just sit glued to a screen.

Overuse of acetaminophen sends thousands to ERs

This popular painkiller is found in Tylenol and hundreds of other medicines. It’s very safe if taken in small doses, but an important caution: It is easy to take too much and if you do, that can lead to liver failure.