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NIJ (National Institute of Justice) Standard for Metallic Handcuffs

NCJ Number
Date Published
March 1982
11 pages
This standard establishes requirements and methods of testing double-locking metallic handcuffs used to restrict the physical movement of apprehended persons.
This is a revision of NILECJ-STD-0307.00, dated October 1974. The standard differs from the base standard in four areas: the dust test has been deleted; the salt spray test evaluation criteria have been modified; the overall acceptance criteria have been clarified; and the dimensions of cheek plate torque bit have been changed. The standard defines the double locking mechanism, handcuff, pawl, and ratchet. It also outlines requirements for acceptance criteria, user information, marking, workmanship, weight, dimensions, and other factors. The standard lists test methods and includes information on sampling, test sequence, test equipment, inspection, weight and dimensional measurements, mechanical loading tests, salt spray test, and cheek plate test. Footnotes and three figures are provided.

Date Published: March 1, 1982