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Originator: DH Estates and Facilities

Issue date: 10-Nov-2014 13:00:10

This alert has been issued to:
  • Care Trusts
  • Mental Health Trusts
  • Specialists Trusts
  • NHS Regional Offices
  • Learning Disabilities Trusts
  • Mental Health & Social Care Trusts
  • Ambulance Trusts
  • Mental Health & Learning Disabilities Trusts
  • Acute Trusts
  • Community Trusts

  • Other contacts
  • Independent Healthcare Providers (registered with CAS)
  • Ofsted recipients
  • Social Care Providers (registered with CAS)
  • Special Health Authorities

Action category: Action

Title: Window restrictors of cable and socket design

Broadcast content:

Certain window restrictor mechanisms, when ‘locked’, can be opened with commonly available flat bladed instruments as well as the ‘key’ provided.


This alert provides new information to the recommended risk assessment contained in EFA/2013/002.

Alert reference: EFA/2014/003

Action underway deadline: 17-Nov-2014

Action complete deadline: 31-Mar-2015


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