Vicks thermometer

Recommended thermometers, by Consumer Reports

“When you or someone you care for gets sick, it’s important to know if a fever has set in – and if so, how high,” says Consumer Reports. “That’s why having a good thermometer that provides accurate readings is key.”

The American Academy of Pediatrics advises getting rid of old glass thermometers with mercury you may still have. A modern thermometer is safer for you and your child. New options include digital stick, infrared, digital pacifier and wearable (“sticker”) models.

Here is the Consumer Reports’ selection of recommended thermometers. It includes digital stick and infrared models. The maximum overall score is 100, and “Best Buy” models offer more value.

Infrared thermometers

Vicks V977

Overall score: 87
“Best Buy”

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Digital stick thermometers

ReliOn (Wal-Mart) Rigid 60 Second (Walmart)

Overall score: 74
“Best Buy”

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Consumer Reports is an American magazine published monthly since 1936. It features reviews and comparisons of consumer products and services based on reporting and results from its in-house testing laboratory and survey research centre. The magazine accepts no advertising, pays for all the products it tests, and, as a not-for-profit organisation, has no shareholders. It also publishes cleaning and general buying guides. (Wikipedia.)

Source: Consumer Reports
Last checked on: 28 November 2017