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2013-05-29 08:25:50

Five Tips to Avoid Fee Traps and Moving Scams YONKERS, N.Y., May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recent Consumer Reports story found that last year, Massachusetts officials sued one moving company and New Jersey officials sued two for providing low-ball estimates and then grossly inflating fees after loading the trucks. One of the companies had threatened to auction the possessions of customers who didn't pay. The full article, more moving and storage tips and advice can be...

2013-05-24 23:30:16

Tests find some products don´t meet SPF claims; paying more for sunscreen may not buy more protection from harmful UVA and UVB rays. YONKERS, NY (PRWEB) May 23, 2013 In Consumer Reports´ latest ratings of sunscreens, Up & Up (Target) Sport SPF 50 spray and Equate (Walmart) Ultra Protection SPF 50 lotion earned the highest scores in tests and were among the least expensive. Some of the priciest sunscreens Consumer Reports tested offered less than their labeled SPF value, a...

2013-05-24 20:20:11

OTTAWA, May 24, 2013 /CNW/ - Harmony Juvenile Products has issued a recall on their child car seat, the V7 Convertible Deluxe Car Seat (Model# 0302001TNC). Transport Canada identified a safety non-compliance issue with the seat through car seat verification testing. During simulated crash tests with a 6 year-old test dummy, the bolts that secure the base of the car seat to the backrest were observed to tear through, or partially through, the plastic shell, leaving exposed sharp edges...

2013-05-22 12:21:18

Spirit Airlines Lands at Bottom of the List with Poor Satisfaction Scores across the Board YONKERS, N.Y., May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Virgin America soared to the top of the latest Consumer Reports ratings of airlines in its debut appearance on the list, receiving some the highest satisfaction scores CR has seen in years. Consumer Reports' airline ratings are based on a survey of 16,663 subscribers conducted by the Consumer Reports National Research Center. Survey...

2013-05-07 08:25:20

YONKERS, N.Y., May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After months of teetering between positive and negative territory, the Consumer Reports Index's sentiment measure leapt to it highest level since 2008. The Consumer Reports Index, an overall measure of Americans' personal financial health, shows that consumer sentiment now stands at 54.5, up from 50.1 last month. The improvement was broad-based, crossing all income and education groups, but the greatest gain was among lower-income...

2013-05-02 08:31:50

Campaign Calls On Grocer to Stop Selling Meat Raised on Antibiotics LOS ANGELES, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a full page ad in the Los Angeles Times, Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, called on Trader Joe's today to stop selling meat and poultry from animals raised on antibiotics. The ad highlights how the overuse of antibiotics by the meat and poultry industries on healthy animals is promoting the spread of drug resistant superbugs that...

2013-05-01 08:25:52

7.1 Million Had a Smart Phone that was Destroyed, Lost, or Stolen and Unrecovered; CR's Mobile Security Investigation Sheds Light on Wireless Threats and Ways to Stay Protected YONKERS, N.Y. , May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A smart phone can contain a lot of information that its owner would rather keep private. But 39 percent of the more than 100 million American adult smart phone owners fail to take even minimal security measures, such as using a screen-lock, backing up...

2013-05-01 08:25:46

9.2 Million Fell Victim to 'Phishing' Schemes; Avast Free Antivirus, G Data Score High in CR's Ratings of Security Software YONKERS, N.Y., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The latest Consumer Reports' Annual State of the Net Report found that a projected 58.2 million American adults had at least one malware infection that affected their home PC's features or performance in the past year. The cost of repairing the damage from those infections was nearly $4 billion. Consumer...

2013-04-30 08:27:46

Ninety percent of samples had one or more of the five bacteria for which CR tested YONKERS, N.Y., April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In its first-ever lab analysis of ground turkey products, Consumer Reports found potential disease-causing organisms in most of the samples it tested, many of which proved resistant to more than three antibiotic drug classes. Consumer Reports tested 257 samples purchased from stores nationwide. "Our findings strongly suggest that there is a...

2013-04-30 08:27:44

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Turkey Federation (NTF) strongly disputes the misleading findings of a Consumer Reports article about ground turkey, which makes a number of alarming claims based on an extremely small sampling of ground turkey products. "Consumer Reports had the opportunity to foster a serious, thoughtful discussion about food safety, but instead it chose to sensationalize findings and mislead people," said NTF President Joel Brandenberger....