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2013-07-12 08:23:24

10 ppb action level for arsenic important first step YONKERS, N.Y., July 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "We are pleased to see the Food and Drug Administration taking this action. Proposing a 10 ppb guidance for apple juice--the same level set for water--is a reasonable first step in protecting consumers from unnecessary exposure to arsenic. It also offers an important enforcement and accountability tool for regulators and a key benchmark for apple juice manufacturers," says...

2013-06-27 23:42:32

Remedies that can help heal and those not worth the money Yonkers, NY (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 ShopSmart’s Secrets for Sunburn Relief Remedies that can help heal and those not worth the money. There’s no cure for a sunburn, but there are ways to minimize the misery. The July 2013 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from Consumer Reports, highlights effective treatments that can help heal after a sunburn and identifies products to avoid when scorched by the sun. “Don't get burned...

2013-06-27 08:24:28

Costco tops ratings of eyeglass chains and other discounters YONKERS, N.Y., June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Buying eyeglasses from the eye doctor's office is convenient, but can be costly. Comparison shopping among different types of eyewear stores including online and discount retailers takes time but can save consumers 40 percent or more. Consumer Reports' most recent survey about its readers' eyeglass-shopping experiences found that Costco was a standout for overall...

2013-06-26 08:27:07

New tests show thirsty maintenance cycles can guzzle half of some cartridges' ink YONKERS, N.Y., June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Reports' exclusive new tests confirm that some thirsty printers guzzle much more ink than others during their maintenance rituals. The extra cost of using those models can add up to $100 or more per year. Printer ink might be the priciest liquid consumers buy, costing more per ounce than fine Champagne or even perfume. But, Consumer...

2013-06-25 08:24:08

Remedies that can help heal and those not worth the money YONKERS, N.Y., June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There's no cure for a sunburn, but there are ways to minimize the misery. The July 2013 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from Consumer Reports, highlights effective treatments that can help heal after a sunburn and identifies products to avoid when scorched by the sun. "Don't get burned twice!" said Lisa Lee Freeman, editor-in-chief of ShopSmart. "Some sunburn products...

2013-06-19 08:25:26

Gear to Go Section Recommends More Than 175 Tablets, Smart Phones, Cameras, and More YONKERS, N.Y., June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The trend to mobile electronics hasn't crested yet; America is on track in 2013 to acquire a new gadget for roughly every man, woman, and child over the age of 12. A special "Gear to Go" section in the August issue of Consumer Reports outlines some key trends that cut across multiple categories of mobile devices, covers what each means for...

2013-06-18 08:26:01

Out-of-the-ordinary offerings from BJ's, Costco and Walmart to buy, consider, or skip YONKERS, N.Y., June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- These days, shoppers can find more than big bags of Doritos and giant jars of peanut butter, at discount retailers such as BJ's, Costco, and Walmart. The July 2013 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from Consumer Reports, features an up-close look at seven financial services including credit cards and mortgages offered by these discount giants and...

2013-06-11 08:25:57

A guide to enjoying summer treats, activities and more for free; YONKERS, N.Y., June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There's only one thing better than a bargain, and that's a freebie! The July 2013 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from Consumer Reports, uncovers ways consumers can score a variety of stuff without shelling out a dime including many food and activity options for adults and kids this summer season. "If your budget is tight, there's lots of products and services...

2013-06-10 12:25:21

Still Awaiting Correction After 4 Months of Repeated Requests to Revise its February Report on CT Screening of Those at Risk for Lung Cancer. WASHINGTON, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, after four months of repeated requests to have Consumer Reports correct their inaccurate article on lung cancer screening, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) issued public criticism and released its original February 2013 letter to Consumer Reports' President & CEO James A. Guest. The LCA...

2013-05-29 08:34:51

Appliance shopping survey part of Consumer Reports' 25-page annual kitchen buying guide YONKERS, N.Y., May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In Consumer Reports' latest survey of appliance retailers, Amazon.com and QVC earned high marks for small-appliance purchases while Abt Electronics and independent walk-ins continued to be among the most highly rated major appliance stores. Consumer Reports' Ratings of major- and small-appliance retailers are based on more than 22,800...