Peerless Model 703 leg irons are now in stock in blue, red, orange, and now pink. We are still waiting for our first shipment of yellow. Peerless Model 703 Color Plated Leg Irons. Leg irons and chain are entirely plated with the electrolytic polyurethane process for a durable, rust resistant finish. Color plating helps prevent equipment loss and can be used to differentiate threat levels.
Monadnock Compact Double Cuffs. The Compact Double Cuff has all the benefits of the larger Double Cuff, in a more compact size. This can provide an officer with a responsive “back-up” restraint for traditional metal handcuffs. Available in white, black, or red trainer.
The Hiatt Handcuffs brand has been discontinued. Hiatt Handcuffs in England was aquired by American company Armor Holdings in 2006. Armor Holdings was then aquired by British company BAE Systems. The Hiatt factory in Birmingham, England was closed in late June, 2008. BAE has moved the Hiatt factory to New Hampshire and will be making the Hiatt handcuff line under the Safariland brand. They will also consolidate all other restraints made by BAE companies under the Safariland brand. This includes Monadnock disposable restraints and NIK Flex-Cufs. Availablity of Hiatt products is limited to stock on hand. The new Safariland handcuffs will be available sometime in early 2009. Hiatt-Thompson Corporation was the sole distributor for Hiatt in North America. They are no longer affiliated with Hiatt or BAE Systems. They will continue to make their own line of popular colored handcuffs and leg irons and a new line of cuffs that are very similiar to the Hiatt line. They also make the Blue Box and magnetic training keys. None of the Hiatt-Thompson products are discontinued.
We got a mention in a story about our pink handcuffs in the New York Times. They also mentioned our gold handcuffs:
With over two million citizens behind bars, the United States now needs color-coded handcuffs to sort them out. Unlike most things correctional, however, these restraints are festive-looking. You can get them in colors like Nexium purple and Barbie pink, and at a little over half a pound a pair, wearing them will help you tone your arms. Handcuff Warehouse sells Hiatt-Thompson’s professional-grade model 1010C ($26), made with “true swing technology” to make slapping them on a snap. Included are instructions and two keys, for quick escapes. Warning: Be prepared for bondage jokes. Also, Hiatt-Thompson’s “three-piece suit” (ankles, waist, wrists) was used by interrogators at Guantánamo Bay, even though Amnesty International deems it inhumane. Oh, and for evening, you’ll want a pair of 24-karat gold-plated ones ($90), in case you catch Lindsay Lohan boosting your heirloom fur. LYNN PHILLIPS