A proposal for a new federal regulation on noisy toys


  • T. Leroux Sonometric Inc., Montreal, Que., Canada
  • C. Laroche Sonometric Inc., Montreal, Que., Canada


acoustic noise, hearing, noise abatement, federal regulation, noisy toys, hazardous products, sound level, hearing loss, Canadian market, child health, 100 dB


The Federal Act prohibiting sale of hazardous products limits the sound level emitted by toys to 100 dB. A review of the literature shows that this criteria is not safe for children regarding the risk of developing hearing loss. Based on a world wide accepted safe limit of 75 dBA, more than 85% of the toys available on the Canadian market are not safe and may induce hearing loss and other adverse effects on the long term. This needless risk for child health could be avoided by having a more adequate federal regulation

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Leroux T, Laroche C. A proposal for a new federal regulation on noisy toys. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 1991 Sep. 1 [cited 2023 Dec. 6];19(4):87-8. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/682



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