Fred Meyer Recalls Stuffed Chicken That Plays Excessively Loud Chicken Dance Song

dancing_chickenDid you know that there’s an upper volume limit for how loud a noise-making toy can be before it’s considered a hazard to your hearing? It’s true. Despite what some toddlers’ parents might think, most toys that beep, talk, or play music don’t come close to the standard. One Easter toy sold at Fred Meyer stores does, though, and the chain has issued a recall to save everyone’s ears.

The toy features that classic Easter character, a chicken dressed in a bunny suit that plays the “Chicken Dance.” Only about a thousand of the toys were sold, but they’re being voluntarily recalled because of the excessively loud song.

As the relevant ASTM standard explains it:

This specification relates to possible hazards that may not be recognized readily by the public and that may be encountered in the normal use for which a toy is intended or after reasonably foreseeable abuse. It does not purport to cover every conceivable hazard of a particular toy.

If you have one, you can return it to the store, or call (888) 247-4439.

Fred Meyer Recalls “Chicken Dance” Easter Chicks Due to Hearing Damage Hazard [CPSC]
Recall Alerts [Kroger]