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Archive for December, 2010

Annual List of Noisy Toys Released

Monday, December 20th, 2010
Noisy Toys

Noisy Toys

Every year, the Sight & Hearing Association and researchers from the University of Minnesota test a variety of toys — taken right off the shelves of local toy stores — for potentially dangerous noise levels just in time for the busiest toy-buying season of the year.

This year’s top two offenders, Bell Riderz Block Blaster and cars Shake ‘N Go Ramone, blared at 129.2 and 119.5 decibels (dB), respectively. According to National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH) standards, that level leads to a risk of hearing damage almost instantly.

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