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Some popular toys seriously damage kids' ears

December 19, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Researchers from the University of California tested some of the most popular noisy toys this year and found that some of them could permanently damage your child's hearing.

Some of the toys were as noisy as a chainsaw or a lawnmower.

Among the toys tested were:

  • Tonka Mighty Motorised Fire Truck
  • Marvel Super Shield Captain America
  • Whac-A-Mole Game
  • Sesame Street Let's Rock Elmo
  • Toy Story Buzz Lightyear Cosmic Blaster
  • Researchers said parents should hold toys closely and listen. If they hurt your ears, then they're probably too loud for your child.