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May 17, 2010

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Safariland Handcuffs Pass NIJ Certification


JACKSONVILLE, FL – Safariland, a BAE Systems line of business, announced today that its two most popular models of nickel finished handcuffs have passed the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) 0307.01 Standard.

Required by many law enforcement agencies, the NIJ 0307.01 standard establishes requirements and methods of testing metallic handcuffs. The tests include weight and dimensional testing, mechanical strength, salt spray corrosion resistance and cheek plate tamper resistance.  Based on a pass/fail system, the Safariland Model 8112-1-31 standard chain style and the Model 8122-1-31 standard hinge cuffs passed all tests.

SafarilandThe Safariland handcuff models 8112 and 8122 are designed to meet the needs of the law enforcement personnel through a variety of unique features. All handcuffs include a back-loading capability that facilitates fast application, and three independent retaining bars with six teeth on each that make the cuffs extremely difficult to shim.

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The Safariland handcuffs also have a positive swing-through action, which helps keep the swing arm balanced and centered. Further, the use of a leaf spring instead of a coil spring foils a suspect’s effort to overcome the handcuff’s double lock mechanism. These distinctive features ensure that the handcuffs can be applied with speed and confidence to minimize the risk of injury to both the officer and the suspect.

Constructed of steel with a nickel finish, these Safariland handcuffs are available at the following MSRP: Model 8112-1-31 Chain Style at $29.95; and Model 8122-1-31 Hinge Style at $45.95.

For more information about Safariland restraints, visit www.safariland.com/dutygear.
 
About Safariland
Safariland, LLC is a premier provider of law enforcement and security products and services, delivering a full-range of customer-specific solutions.  Offering many of the world’s most recognizable branded products in the public safety market, Safariland is committed to saving lives.  For more information about Safariland and its body armor products, as well as information on the new NIJ-06 standard, please visit www.safariland.com.   

About BAE Systems
BAE Systems is a global defense, security and aerospace company with approximately 107,000 employees worldwide. The Company delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services.  In 2009 BAE Systems reported sales of £22.4 billion (US$ 36.2 billion).