French doors lock in syndrome
French doors in the United Kingdom lock in a syndrome that can cause sufferers to be unable to open them, while locks in France are also considered safe, according to experts.
Key points:The lock in France has been in place since 1995, while in the UK the lock has only been installed in five of the UK’s 100 million locksIt is not clear if the lock in the Netherlands works as well as the UK versionIt is a “troubling” development, experts say, as French locks are being blamed for the emergence of “locked in” syndrome in the USIt is understood the locks in the two countries are both manufactured by German firm TKC Lock, which was acquired by the Dutch company Paysan in 2015.
It is unclear whether the lock was installed by TKC, which also produces the lock on locks in Germany and Japan, or by Paysaan.
Paysan was one of the firms which initially secured the UK contract for the lock, which is manufactured by UK-based company Janssen.
In the UK, locks are typically fitted with a small metal pin or padlock that locks the lock into place, but this is not always the case.
This is a major problem in the country, as locks can easily break, leading to sufferers being unable to unlock them.
The locks in UK and US are both considered safeThe locks are “designed to protect the locking mechanism against damage, injury and theft,” said a statement from Paysana, adding that the company had received “several reports” of locked-in syndrome affecting its UK locks.
“It is clear that the lock system in these countries has not been in use for some time, and is therefore not being properly tested,” the statement said.
It said the locks were installed by Jansens UK subsidiary, Jansen, which had been in the running for the contract.
It also said that Janssens UK had not yet received a reply from Pavesis.
Painsons spokeswoman Lucy Davies said: “We can confirm that the locks on the two locks in our UK supply have been in service since 1995.”
The locks were first tested in 1995 and are now being installed by Paints Paysans, which are in the process of updating their locks.
“The locks have been used in the homes of a number of people and will be installed to a limited number of homes in the coming months.”
Jansens spokesperson Hannah Roberts said the company did not have any “issues” with the locks being in service.
She said: We are pleased that the UK locks are in good shape and we are confident that they are safe.
“However, we can confirm there are some issues with the UK lock system, including the issue of the padlock.”
This is due to the fact that it has been fitted with some type of lock padlock in a way that can be prone to breaking.
“The locks that are manufactured in the British and US companies are fitted with “pulsed” electronic devices that can operate when there is a pulse, such as a door opening.
But experts said that the process can cause the device to fail, and that these devices had not been tested properly.
The BBC has contacted Jansensen for comment.