Family news: October 2010 Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports News: September 08, 2010 05:08 AM

Product tests and advice from the October 2010 Consumer Reports that can make family life better:

Saving money and energy
Will you have enough to retire?
How to save on car insurance, plus Ratings of insurers.
Lost loot may now be found through a wealth of databases.
Saving energy: What you can do.

Child safety and health
Heavy metals found in children’s trinkets, clothing, and more.
How to help a child with ADHD—the 5 most useful actions.
Recalls of child and adult medications.
E-mailing doctors can improve care.

Best burgers for your fast-food dollar.
"Organic milk" and other dairy terms defined.
Safer chicken—but is it safe enough?
Store-brand vs. name-brand foods: Our latest taste-off.

Product tests and tips
Windshield wiper care tips.
Space heater Ratings and safety tips.
Top cordless phones.
Capable camcorders to capture family memories.
Does the Pledge Fabric Sweeper for Pet Hair work?
Buzzworthy vehicles for 2011, plus family sedan Ratings.

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