Picks and Pans Review: The Tape, Which Lasts Only 23 Minutes, Is Efficiently Narrated by Actress Barbara Simon.
HOME SAFE HOME
Armed with research by Consumer Reports magazine, an angel on the buying public's shoulder for more than 50 years, hosts Tom Miller and Nancy Fleming give a room-by-room home safety tour.
They're helpful when it comes to fire extinguishers, escape ladders, microwave leakage, recommending a burglar alarm system and offering insurance advice. The kitchen and fire safety tips are worthwhile, but there are simplistic moments, such as Nancy warning against running cords across well-traveled areas because somebody could trip. She doesn't say whether or not chewing on them is a bad idea. (Lorimar, $19.95; 800-323-5275)