This voluntary performance standard for restraints for use by the criminal justice community details both performance requirements and the methods used in testing.
This document is a performance and testing standard. It provides precise and detailed test methods for wrist-to-wrist and ankle-to-ankle restraints. This standard does not address any restraint constructed of natural/non-synthetic materials (e.g., leather, natural rubber, cotton). In order for a manufacturer, supplier, or other entity to claim that a particular restraint model satisfies this National Institute of Justice (NIJ) standard, the model must be in compliance with this standard, as determined in accordance with this document and the associated document, Criminal Justice Restraints Certification Program Requirements, NIJ CR1001.00. Both this standard and the associated certification program requirements document are produced as a part of the Standards and Testing Program of the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, NIJ, and is the third associated document to the Criminal Justice Restraints Selection and Application Guide, NIJ Guide-1001.00. All requirements stated in this standard, including those that explicitly employ mandatory language (e.g., "shall"), are those necessary to satisfy this standard. Nothing in this document is intended to require or imply that commercially available restraints must satisfy this standard.
Date Published: January 1, 2020