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The Loop by WristPull - Don’t give germs a helping hand…

01 September 2011

Have you ever found yourself trying to leave a public toilet, but faced with reaching for the door handle with your clean hands you worry about who might have touched the handle before you? It doesn’t bare thinking about.

Now there’s an answer. Wristpull has invented a ‘Loop’ handle that you can pass your hand through and open the door using your wrist. No touching a wet or dirty door handle, no worries about picking up germs from anyone who used the handle before you, now you can feel confident your hands stay clean.

The new hygienic door handle from Wristpull

How does it work?

It really couldn’t be simpler, instead of the traditional handle on the exit door of the toilet, the Loop consists of a door plate on which is mounted a circle of silicone rubber - big enough to pass your hand through to pull the door open without touching it with your hand. The product is simple to install and also acts as a door stop when the door is fully opened.

The Loop is suitable for any self-closing door and has been designed to meet FDA (food), WRC (water) and USP class IV (medical) standards, so would be ideal for food preparation environments, cafes and restaurants, hospitals and healthcare locations, public places, or any area accessed by the disabled or elderly.

Trevor Clarke, a Director of WristPull says, “I was mindful of the possibility of catching germs from sharedpublic washroom exit doors that need to be pulled towards you when exiting. To avoid touching a traditional door handle with your hands and fingers I, with my family, invented the Wristpull, as a safe alternative means of exiting the washrooms".

Typically most public doors, particularly toilet entrance doors have self closing hinges that mean that you have to pull the door towards you to exit. Hygiene, sadly is not always in mind and public toilets can become a breeding ground for bacteria, once you have washed your hands you are in danger of contaminating them again through touching the toilet door to exit. WristPull solves this global hygiene problem with a simple, cost effective and stylish solution.

The Heath Issues

“The proper cleaning of hands is very important to prevent getting sick and spreading germs to others.” Centre for Disease Control

A study found that human hands harbour far higher numbers of bacteria species than previously thought. Using powerful gene sequencing techniques, researchers found a typical hand had roughly 150 different species of bacteria. By using a WristPull door handle you can minimize the transfer of harmful bacteria, by not letting your hand come into contact with a potentially infected surface.

“The washing of hands could prevent the spread of everything from colds to multi drug resistant germs”. MRSA

Norovirus affects between 600,000 and one million people in the UK every year. A study conducted by the University of Arizona found that most common micro organisms associated with outbreaks stemming from public toilets included shigella, salmonella, norovirus and hepatitis A virus. The experts said several studies confirmed that toilet handles should be a greater concern than toilet seats because they had more germs on them.Outbreaks of the illness are common, particularly within contained environments, such as hospitals, nursing homes and schools. This is because the norovirus spreads very easily from person to person, and the virus can survive for several days in a contaminated area. The norovirus can be spread through contact with surfaces or objects that have been contaminated with the virus.

Wristpull is ideally suited to healthcare and food preparation environments and is easily installed on any self-closing toilet exit door in a restaurant, café, coffee shop or food court, also within a hospital, science lab, clean room, health center, clinic, GP surgery or care home as well as in any public area such as a train station, shopping mall, cinema, theater, park, public convenience, pub, school or gym.

The Loop

The Loop gained its patent in 2010 and is now available, packaged complete with fixing screws, installation instructions and a reminder sticker for the toilet door. Enquire on the Wristpull website (www.wristpull.com), priced at £23.95 + P&P.

The product has been installed at the Grand Caffe in London’s, Knightsbridge. The restaurant owner says, “installing a WristPull means I can assure all my customers the highest standards of cleanliness in my establishment…”

If you would like to know more about WristPull, or for further marketing information, sales, additional photography, video or a free sample, please contact:

Andrew Francis (Sales & Marketing)
Tel: 07545 202173
Email: info@wristpull.com


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