Consumer Reports Says Consumer Reports Unsafe

Briefs in a Brief

Yonkers, N.Y. ( Reports today issued a product safety warning on Consumer Reports, saying the popular magazine can easily overturn, has been linked to numerous hand lacerations, and is highly flammable.

In its August 2001 issue, the respected periodical demanded that the Consumers Union, which publishes Consumer Reports, recall the magazine based on safety tests of the August 2001 issue.

“Our testers sustained small cuts on their fingers from page edges, and found that the magazine repeatedly and easily caught fire when exposed to a heat source, such as a match,” Consumer Reports said. “In addition, the magazine would likely have turned right over if not for the safety outriggers that engineers attached to the cover.”

People looking for unbiased product information in magazine format should avoid the August 2001 Consumer Reports until the safety problems have been corrected, the magazine added.

Further information on the warning can be found in the August 2001 issue of Consumer Reports.

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