The European Commission has announced that it is accepting applications for the 2023 edition of the EU Product Safety Award. The EU Product Safety Award celebrates innovative business initiatives and research that improve consumer safety. This year, it focuses on business initiatives that go beyond the requirements set out in EU legislation and supporting standards, and aims to improve the safety of teenagers (e.g. by improving the safety of products/e-shops commonly used by young people, or by awareness-raising initiatives focusing on the safety risks faced by this age group). For the first time, the initiative will also recognise researchers working on consumer product safety. Companies and researchers have 3 months to apply in order to receive recognition for their work. Interested parties can apply here: Safety Gate: the EU rapid alert system for dangerous non-food products (europa.eu) .