Today, the European Commission announced the 2021 EU Product Safety Award winners. 11 companies from 8 countries celebrated their innovation and investment to protect consumers.
We are excited and proud that ONANOFF® is one of the companies celebrated. In the category Protecting the Safety of Vulnerable Consumer Group, we were granted a silver award for our efforts to protect consumers with BuddyPhones®, our SafeAudio® headphone brand for kids.
About the EU Product Safety Awards
Every two years, the European Commission organizes the Product Safety Awards. To celebrate business initiatives that go the extra mile to protect consumers—raising the bar for product safety. In addition, they aim to celebrate industry successes and inspire other businesses to follow suit by showcasing these best practices.
Innovation, Impact, Inspiration & Potential
The awards aim to raise consumer awareness around product safety. Following an eligibility screening, a jury panel of policy and safety experts selected the finalists. In addition, all finalists were screened against internationally recognized corporate social responsibility criteria.
Winners were determined based on innovation, impact, inspiration potential, a company product safety processes.
BuddyPhones Made by ONANOFF
Our BuddyPhones® headphone safety features include a SafeAudio® volume limit, rounded surfaces, and an easily detachable audio cable to avoid tripping accidents.
To ensure chemical safety, We test for over 80 hazardous chemicals. In addition, we designed a unique headphone with a detachable boom microphone for school use, which can be folded and easily stored.
From the very beginning, BuddyPhones® has continued to champion safer listening habits. We raise awareness and inform parents, teachers, and children about the risks of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss and its effects across multiple platforms.
"The use of headphones by children increased dramatically during the lockdown. This innovation could inspire other players in the market to innovate," said the Jury.
IKEA and P&G
IKEA for their OMTÄNKSAM collection consisting of furniture and household products with accessibility in mind. Procter & Gamble for their Tampax product innovation and awareness-raising campaigns that tackle disinformation.
Quality Headphones that Protect Hearing
ONANOFF® is genuinely honored by the acknowledgment in receiving this award. This recognition reinforces our belief that BuddyPhones® is taking the proper steps to provide innovative, safe audio products to families that seek superior quality in headphones options for children.
As children's needs, technology, and the world around us continue to change, ONANOFF® continues to create the safest, toughest sound solutions to protect children's hearing and meet their listening needs. This award only serves to reaffirm ONANOFF's mission to go above and beyond to make quality headphones that protect youngsters' hearing.