for 20 years i have shaken my head when confronted by the brainwashed hyperbole spouted by the "Consumer Reports" zombie. you know the type. whenever anyone mentions a product they just bought or are thinking of buying, the zombie parrots CR's spewed babble. no thought, no passion, just regurgitation of CR's opinion, without questioning the results or how the results might differ from personal experience.
while there may be no monetary incentive for CR to get results from advertisers, there is personal bias which exists in every human being, even the the holier than thou CR writers. and i'm sure the occasional uproar over an important safety device like a baby seat doesn't hurt circulation or subscriptions, either.
don't be a zombie. use YOUR brain, not someone else's, particularly not CR's.