The European Commission has announced the winners of its inaugural EU Product Safety Award, recognising businesses which take outstanding measures to ensure the safety of consumers.
The 2019 EU Product Safety Award, which focused on businesses achieving high results in child safety, was open to applicants from the 28 EU Member States, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. Four small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and four large businesses received awards:
SMEs receiving the EU Product Safety Award
- Italy-based Remmy received the Gold award for its Baby Car Alert, which warns the driver if a baby is left in a car;
- Danish SME Evomove received the Silver award for its anti-tilt Nomi highchair;
- Reer in Germany received the Bronze award for its range of devices promoting child safety in the home; and
- Dutch company Mippaa was awarded a Special Mention for its Stair Trainer, a railing designed to help small children climb stairs safely.
Large companies receiving the award
- Gold was awarded to Finnish company Reima Oy for developments in the safety of children’s clothes;
- Germany-based Cybex received the Silver award for the safety features of its PRIAM pushchair;
- Greek company Mega Disposables received the Bronze award for its developments ensuring chemical safety of its Babylino Sensitive nappies; and
- A Special Mention went to MAM Baby in Austria, for ‘setting and exceeding’ high standards of safety with its range of baby soothers and feeding equipment.
Věra Jourová, Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, who hosted the award ceremony, said: “I want to congratulate the winning companies for innovating and investing in making products safer and raising the bar for consumer protection across Europe. This award recognises their efforts. I call on all companies to make consumer protection their top priority, so that our children, families and friends are safe. There is no better investment than in consumer trust.”