Jul 22, 2016

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Panasonic Wins 20 Awards - the Greatest Number of Awards for Sixth Consecutive Year - at the 10th Kids Design Awards


Osaka, Japan - The 10th Kids Design Award (organized by the NPO Kids Design Association, with support from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Consumer Affairs Agency) was announced on July 8, 2016. Panasonic snapped up 20 awards (one of which was a joint entry), the highest number of awards won in FY2016, making it the top award winner for the sixth consecutive year. The Kids Design Awards accepts entries for products, buildings or spaces, and services that enhance child-rearing environments and promote child safety and emotional development. Panasonic has left quite an impressive track record each year from the first edition in 2007 up to the 10th edition this fiscal year. Panasonic's entries have been highly reputed winning top awards such as the gold award (the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry's award), category awards, the head of the judging committee's special award, and the Kids Design Association chairperson's award.

Panasonic's awards this year are shown below.

Designs that contribute to the safety and security of children

  • Split Type Air Conditioner CS-SX226C Series
  • Ceiling mounted air purifier "AirMe" (joint entry with Sekisui House, Ltd.)
  • Built-in dishwasher-dryer NP-45KD7W, NP-45KS7W
  • Bathroom furniture "Utsuku-seeds"
  • CO2 Heat Pump water heater for household use HE-JPU37HXS, etc.
  • LED Any-Battery Lantern Mini (for AA, AAA size battery) BF-BM01P
  • Network SD Card Recorder WJ-SD202K
  • DIY Wireless Home Baby Monitor Kit KX-HN6001W
  • Efforts to realize the Global standards of indoor air quality for the children

Designs for comfortably raising children

  • Washer Dryer Cuble NA-VG1000 Series
  • Vacuum Cleaner MC-DF500G
  • Shaver ER-GB20
  • Cloak Box
  • Home Delivery Box COMBO
  • Wake up light
  • Variable-Color LED Lighting

Designs that develop the creativity and shape the future of children

  • CD Player SL-ES1, SL-ES10
  • Interactive touch screen LED backlight flat panel TH-50BF1J, TH-65BF1J, TH-80BF1J
  • Personal Memory Manager BN-SDPAP3
  • "Kodo Motto" the concept of housing development to make the child-raising more fun now and forever

* Learn more about product details at Panasonic Kids Design site (Japanese): http://panasonic.co.jp/design/kids/ (Update scheduled in late July)

About the Kids Design Awards

Initiated by the NPO Kids Design Association in 2007, the Kids Design Awards is a program that honors excellence works in order to realize and disseminate the concept of "designs that contribute to the safety and security of children," "designs that develop the creativity and shape the future of children," and "designs for comfortably raising children."

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    Panasonic Wins 20 Awards at the 10th Kids Design Awards

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