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Consumer Top gas grills Top gas grills (Video)
Consumer Reports has finished testing more than 100 grills. Some weren't so hot, but we did find plenty of good options --particularly among medium-sized grills, which are the most popular. They usually hold about two dozen burgers.
Consumer FTC launches new website for ID theft victims FTC launches new website for ID theft victims
The Federal Trade Commission just beef up it identity theft information and launched a new website to make it easier to know what to do when your personal information is compromised.
Consumer Takata air bag recall: Some affected consumers may not be notified Takata air bag recall: Some affected consumers may not be notified (Video)
This latest recall of cars with defective airbags renews the push for consumers to comfirm whether their vehicles have airbags that could explode, sending shrapnel flying flying through the car posing serious injury. The recall announcement Tuesday by the National Transportation Safety Administration, brings to number of vehicles affected to 34 million nationwide.
Consumer Think food safety when you cook outside Think food safety when you cook outside
Barbecue season is here again – a good time for a few reminders about food safety.

You don't want to make your family or friends sick. Here are some of the basics:

Clean the grill and any utensils with hot soapy water.

Wash your hands: before and after touching any food.
Consumer Bulging batteries in RCA tablets Bulging batteries in RCA tablets (Video)
If you have an RCA 7 inch tablet that was purchased last year- keep an eye on the internal lithium battery. There are reports of the battery suddenly puffing up like a pillow inside the case, putting children in harm's way.
Consumer Women aren't the only ones who get Osteoporosis Women aren't the only ones who get Osteoporosis
If I say osteoporosis, you'd probably say women, right?

But many men also can get brittle bones as they age. In fact, it's estimated that men have about a third of all hip fractures linked to osteoporosis.
Consumer What do you get when you pay for gift wrapping online What do you get when you pay for gift wrapping online (Video)
There are so many gift-giving occasions coming up: June weddings, Father's Day, and graduations. You not only face the question of what to send, but if you order online should you spring for special wrapping? Most sites don't give you a preview of their gift wrap, so Consumer Reports ShopSmart magazine checked to see just what you get
Consumer Best bike helmets Best bike helmets
No question, a bike helmet can be a real lifesaver. Ninety percent of the bicyclists killed in the past two decades were not wearing a helmet. Consumer Reports just tested 23 helmets and found good choices for both adults and children.
Consumer Cars that last more than 200,000 miles Cars that last more than 200,000 miles
Cars are lasting longer than ever. The average age of cars on U.S. roads is now over eleven years. And passing the 200,000-mile mark is more and more common.