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Consumer J.D. Powers HDTV Ratings J.D. Powers HDTV Ratings
If you're in the market for a new TV, be sure to check out the models from Samsung. Samsung handily beat the competition in the new HDTV Satisfaction Report from J.D. Power. It was number one for both large screen and small screen sets.
Consumer Recalls this week: Cribs, lighting fixtures, cameras Recalls this week: Cribs, lighting fixtures, cameras
A line of cribs with a defect that can cause injury to a baby are among this week's recalled consumer products. Other products include defective lighting fixtures and bicycle components.
Consumer Safety alert: Don't use liquid laundry pods around kids under 6 Safety alert: Don't use liquid laundry pods around kids under 6 (Video)
Single-dose liquid laundry detergents are convenient and easy to use. But they can also be poisonous. In the first six months of this year, poison-control centers received more than 6,000 reports of young children ingesting the pods or getting them in their eyes or on their skin.
Consumer State Department bills local couple $1,100 for hurricane evacuation State Department bills local couple $1,100 for hurricane evacuation (Video)
A local couple just found out they'll have to pay more than $1,000 extra for a vacation they already took, and paid for, 10 months ago. The delayed bill involves a little-known federal law the couple would never have known about, if a sudden hurricane hadn't interrupted their dream vacation in Mexico.
Consumer Eat well on $4 a day? Eat well on $4 a day?
When you're on a limited budget, you've got to be very creative with the meals you prepare. A new cookbook show you how to stretch those food dollars.
Consumer Consumer Reports: Worst cars for guzzling oil Consumer Reports: Worst cars for guzzling oil
If your car seems to be burning oil and you have to top off your oil frequently, you have company. Consumer Reports' latest auto survey covering almost 500,000 newer cars has identified several popular engines that burn quite a bit of oil.
Consumer Vinyl flooring safety questions Vinyl flooring safety questions (Video)
Vinyl flooring is long lasting, and it's among the least expensive flooring you can buy. But there have been safety concerns about chemicals called phthalates sometimes added to vinyl flooring to make it pliable.
Consumer Homeowner finds hazardous wood staples in play yard wood chips Homeowner finds hazardous wood staples in play yard wood chips (Video)
On the surface- Rebecca Tichy's Tacoma backyard looks like a child's paradise. It's a big yard with a fort, slide and swing set. As an extra safety measure, Tichy and her husband just purchased 4 yards of wood chips to cushion the ground in case the kids fall. Now, they're concerned about what they found mixed in with the wood. Some of the pieces came with heavy-duty staples.