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After 30,000 French women were ordered to have their breast implants removed upon discovering they had been made with industrial silicon, the Telegraph reports today that men may also be at risk from faulty products.Now defunct French company, PIP, is said to have also used low-grade silicon in buttock, chest and testicle implants given to men.
According to French newspaper Le Parisien, most of these implants were sold abroad, in particular in South America.
Despite this news, the former chief of PIP, Jean-Claude Mas remains unrepentant. Having admitted that he had used low-grade silicon in his products, the Guardian reported that Mas said he had “nothing to say” to those affected by the faulty product.
It is said that over 300,000 people worldwide have implants made by PIP.
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