The Posey Model 8115 Restraint Net. Helps control combative patients. Padded cuffs at upper arms, wrists and ankles help hold limbs in place. Head, arms, and feet are exposed, while the remainder of the body is covered by durable nylon mesh. Cross-straps attached to net secure to bedspring frame with easy to use D-ring fasteners. Netting openings are padded for additional comfort. One size fits all standard hospital beds. Machine washable.
Here is another article in a British newspaper: http://www.expressandstar.com/2008/06/30/handcuff-shortage-feared-as-firm-goes/ . They take the same angle, focusing on potential shortages. Both articles also mention the protests against Hiatts several years ago regarding Hiatt handcuffs used at Guantanamo Bay. Again, Hiatt handcuffs were removed from service at Guantanamo early in the creation of the prison there. But why let facts get in the way of a good protest?
Here is something from the Birmiingham History Forum: http://forum.birminghamhistory.co.uk/showthread.php?t=15301&highlight=handcuffs . Some posters speculate that they were run out of the country by protestors. I believe it was a simple business decision. There were only 15 employees at the factory. The business will be easy to move and will be better integrated with the rest of the US based BAE businesses that were formerly part of the Armor Holdings Products Group.
The CUFF LOCK™ Padlock opens with any standard handcuff key. Used for prisoner transport, just one key opens handcuffs and padlock on restraint chain or belt. No more worries if the padlock key is lost. Solid brass body with hardened steel shackle. Good for gun racks, first aid kits, lockers, and many other applications. Keys not included. Weighs 5 ounces. Available in plain brass, or powder coated red, blue, or orange. Coming soon: Cuff Locks in black, extra large Cuff Locks, and Cuff Locks with extra large shackles that will fit directly on blue/black boxes.