In response to EU Council Directive 2010/32/EU Swann-Morton have extended the range of Retractable Safety Scalpels to include the larger size of blade 20.
Supporting existing safe passing protocols and procedures the scalpel has a reinforced temporary lock in the forward user position ensuring the blade will stay extended even if it encounters a hard surface or bone during use. When in the retracted position the slider mechanism contains a notch that holds the blade securely in the retracted position. A permanent lock position at the rear of the scalpel, requiring a conscious amount of force to engage the slider, ensures the contaminated blade remains retracted whilst disposing in an appropriate sharps container at the end of the procedure.
With a high visibility red handle the sliders are colour coded for ease of blade shape recognition.
The scalpels are available in sterile boxes of 25 or bulk non sterile packs of 500.