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Consumer Reports October 2011 provides recommendations, expert buying advice, and Ratings on hundreds of consumer products. Consumer Reports is one of the most trusted sources for information and advice on consumer products and services, with more than 7 million print and online subscribers. It conducts the most comprehensive testing programs of any U.S. publication or Web site, and the magazine's experts have decades of experience in testing and reporting. To become a subscriber, consumers can call 1-800-234-1645. Updated information and reports from the magazine can be accessed online at www.ConsumerReports.org.