The Sight and Hearing Association’s Noisy Toys list was released last week.
This year marks their 23rd year of reporting toys that exceed, or come close to, the National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety’s 85 dB cutoff for mandatory hearing protection.
This year, 14 out of 24 toys, exceeded the cutoff.
Topping the list is Little Baby Bongo Drums by The Learning Journey, coming in at 105.5 dB when measured at 0 inches, and 89.7 dB when measured at 10 inches, roughly the length of a young child’s arm.
Check out the Minnesota-based non-profit Association’s website for a complete pdf of the list.
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