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robyne00 04-11-2010 07:16 AM

Implant Maker Closes
From Yahoo News:

la_angel 04-11-2010 02:47 PM

I wonder how many of 35,000 to 45,000 were Americans? They did say most of them were exported... very troubling :uh oh:

robyne00 04-11-2010 03:09 PM

The article states that 90% were exported. Horrifying.

robyne00 04-25-2010 07:36 AM

Main article(s):

'Your breast implants could explode', warns British health agency | Mail Online

The Associated Press: France recalls type of silicon breast implant

Warning Issued Regarding French Breast Implants - UKMedix Health News

Workers threaten to burn down closed factory:

FRANCE: Breast implant workers threaten to burn French factory | Herald de Paris

France AND Sweden have banned these implants.

robyne00 04-25-2010 11:05 AM

Advice Issued To Breast Implant Surgeons

la_angel 04-25-2010 07:53 PM

This is very alarming. :(

The worst part is that many patients probably wouldn't remember this brand, even if that's what was used on them. It's the doctor's responsibility to notify patients, but I bet some won't try to hard to do that.

robyne00 04-25-2010 08:04 PM

The patient customarily receives a card post-op, identifying the brand and amount of cc's each implant contains. Sadly, due to the excitement of receiving implants, the cards often get tossed to the wayside and size and brand remain unknown. :(

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