Navigation Links
Toy Story Turns Bitter-Christmas Toys, No Music to the Ears!

The Charity Deafness Research UK has suggested that certain Christmas toys are not safe and could hamper children’s hearing. This was revealed when 14 toys out of the 15 that// were tested, turned out to portray readings that were higher than the prescribed safety limits of 85 decibels.

Among the toys, the noisiest were found to be toy guns, which included a mechanical toy machine gun, a plastic tommy gun and a cap gun. These toys were risky because they could result in immediate hearing loss.

Experts have cautioned against extended exposure to any noise, in the range of 85dBA, which could certainly pose a big risk to hearing. When the toys were verified at a distance of 25cm, which is the normal distance a child would hold the toy, it was observed that eight of the 15 toys recorded average noise levels of 81-105dBA.

Among the toys, the toy gun turned out to be the one that needs to be gunned down, recording the highest reading of 143 decibels at 2.5cm, and 140 decibels at 25cm.

Researcher Dr Brad Backus said: "Children's toys clearly have the potential to do harm to their hearing so it's important that people are aware of the dangers and what to do about them.With most of the toys we tested, apart from the guns, there is a potential for harm but they're safe if used sensibly. With most toys, your child will only damage their hearing if they use them too often and for too long a duration, or if they stick them in their ear."

Dr Backus cautioned parents that their children should be supervised not to hold noisy toys very close to their ear, or allow them to play with the toys for more than 60 minutes a day.

Smiffy's, the toy company that manufactures the brand of guns, which are currently in trouble, have been quick to comment against the allegation saying,” Our products are regularly tested to comply with all relevant standards and test compliance certificates are held for the products yo
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Sob Story: Women Woefully Depressed
2. India Fashion Week Reveals - The Story Of Desire
3. Indonesian Earthquake – Story of Destruction, Death and Disease
4. Chinese Hepatitis- B campaign: A Success Story
5. The Story Behind the Shape of the Heart
6. An Enzyme That Turns a One –time Experience into a long-time Memor
7. Daughter Turns Saviour: Ailing Mother Provided Wonder Drug Herceptin, To Fight Cancer
8. Allergy Alarm: Sams Choice Milk Chocolate Turns Bitter with Undisclosed Nuts
9. Where Mothers Skin Turns Into Food For Offspring
10. A Worm Turns: Banking on Blood From a Little Lugworm
11. Drug Meant to Heal Turns ‘heel’ and Hars
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Toy Story Turns Bitter Christmas Toys Music the Ears

(Date:12/26/2014)... (PRWEB) December 26, 2014 Parker ... for the best in heating, cooling and plumbing ... 24 hour emergency services in 2014 with regard ... know that Arizona is known for its incredibly ... that understands the intricacies and details of a ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... (PRWEB) December 26, 2014 ... BambooFlooringChina.com combines beauty, strength and durability. Today, the ... promotion, which is valid until Jan. 30, 2015. ... grain of traditional hardwood. BambooFlooringChina.com is a well-known ... help consumers worldwide to find a reliable bamboo ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 25, 2014 Product liability lawsuits filed ... recall ( http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/DePuy/ ) continue to move forward in ... Order issued in the U.S. District Court, Northern District ... an open conference on January 7, 2015, at the ... in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Conference is scheduled ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Recently, Dylan Queen, a famous online company ... collection of discounted prom dresses, most of which are ... of the company, the promotion is valid until Jan. ... expand the UK market. , The prom dresses in ... and styles: A-line strapless, empire strapless chiffon, one shoulder, ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 2014 BambooFlooringChina.com sells many bamboo products ... flooring. Today, the company announces big discounts on ... and colors. , BambooFlooringChina.com is the world’s leader in ... is valid until Jan. 20, 2015. , The bamboo ... with a natural thread. All the bamboo strips for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Record Demand For 24 Hour Emergency Services In 2014 With Regard To Air-Conditioning Systems 2Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Record Demand For 24 Hour Emergency Services In 2014 With Regard To Air-Conditioning Systems 3Health News:BambooFlooringChina.com: click strand woven bamboo flooring promotion valid until Jan. 30, 2015. 2Health News:Federal Court Overseeing DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Set to Convene Conference in January, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Federal Court Overseeing DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Set to Convene Conference in January, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Dylan Queen: Cheap Prom Dresses for the UK Market 2Health News:Various Styles of Bamboo Mats in Many Colors from BambooFlooringChina.com 2
... on the Vine Varieties not Subject to Salmonella ... ... brand, and is North America,s largest grower of greenhouse,tomatoes, wants to let consumers ... US are not subject to the most recent June,7, 2008 Salmonella alert issued ...
... ST. LOUIS, June 9 ETHEX Corporation announced today,that ... sulfate 60 mg,extended release tablets (Lot No. 91762) due ... thickness. Oversized tablets may contain as much as,two times ... was,distributed by ETHEX Corporation under an "ETHEX" label between ...
... parasite, a team of researchers has been able to ... has thereby broken the cycle of infection during recent ... parasite through gene knock-out technol-ogy, a research team consisting ... Hopkins University, Baltimore, has prevented the parasite from going ...
... both genders over 25-year period , , MONDAY, June 9 ... arteries work just as well in women as in men, ... recent years, new research finds. , The study in the ... College of Cardiology is a marker in a fading ...
... Sen. Max Baucus,(D-MT), chair of the Senate ... bill that includes pharmacy-related provisions to provide ... claims and delay the,implementation of Medicaid reimbursement ... Roberts, RPh, executive vice president and CEO ...
... ALBANY, Ore., June 9 Synthetech, Inc. (OTC,Bulletin ... 2008 Dr. Gregory R.,Hahn will become Synthetech,s President ... has served as Synthetech,s President and Chief,Operating Officer. ... Dr.,Daniel T. Fagan, who will continue as Synthetech,s ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Consumers Can Purchase Majority of Tomato Varieties 2Health News:ETHEX Corporation Voluntarily Recalls a Single Lot of Morphine Sulfate 60 mg Extended Release Tablets Due to the Potential for Oversized Tablets 2Health News:ETHEX Corporation Voluntarily Recalls a Single Lot of Morphine Sulfate 60 mg Extended Release Tablets Due to the Potential for Oversized Tablets 3Health News:Researchers block transmission of malaria in animal tests 2Health News:Researchers block transmission of malaria in animal tests 3Health News:Artery-Opening Method Works Well in Women 2Health News:Artery-Opening Method Works Well in Women 3Health News:NCPA Statement on Sen. Baucus' Medicare Bill Inclusion of Solutions for Medicare and Medicaid Reimbursement Problems 2Health News:Synthetech Announces Appointment of Dr. Gregory R. Hahn as President and Chief Executive Officer 2Health News:Synthetech Announces Appointment of Dr. Gregory R. Hahn as President and Chief Executive Officer 3
(Date:12/24/2014)... 2014  Actavis plc (NYSE: ACT ... a complete response letter from the U.S. Food ... Application (NDA) for the fixed-dose combination (FDC) of ... Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130124/NY47381LOGO ... receipt of a complete response letter, Actavis remains ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Dec. 24, 2014 Kinex Pharmaceuticals announced today ... at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. KX2-361 (KX02), ... that has shown potent inhibitory activity against a broad ... are resistant to Temozolomide (T98G), the most widely used ... well-established brain tumor mouse model, KX2-361 consistently clears brain ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Dec. 24, 2014  Conkwest, Inc., the Natural ... proprietary Natural Killer (NK) cell-line platform, Neukoplast® (NK-92™) ... Patrick Soon-Shiong , NantWorks founder, physician scientist and ... to purchase approximately $48 million of the Company,s ... investment, he will be named Co-Chairman of the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Actavis Confirms Complete Response Letter for Nebivolol/Valsartan Fixed-Dose Combination for Hypertension 2Actavis Confirms Complete Response Letter for Nebivolol/Valsartan Fixed-Dose Combination for Hypertension 3Actavis Confirms Complete Response Letter for Nebivolol/Valsartan Fixed-Dose Combination for Hypertension 4Kinex Pharmaceuticals Announces First Patient Dosed with KX2-361 in a Phase 1 Clinical Study 2Kinex Pharmaceuticals Announces First Patient Dosed with KX2-361 in a Phase 1 Clinical Study 3Conkwest Announces $50m In Strategic Investments And Appoints NantWorks Founder, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong As Co-Chairman Of The Board 2Conkwest Announces $50m In Strategic Investments And Appoints NantWorks Founder, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong As Co-Chairman Of The Board 3Conkwest Announces $50m In Strategic Investments And Appoints NantWorks Founder, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong As Co-Chairman Of The Board 4Conkwest Announces $50m In Strategic Investments And Appoints NantWorks Founder, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong As Co-Chairman Of The Board 5
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
Medicine Products: