Silicone gel breast implants manufactured by Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) of France

Consumer information

6 April 2010

Medical Visions Australia Pty Ltd following consultation with the Therapeutic Goods Administration is undertaking the recall of all non implanted silicone gel breast implants manufactured by Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP). The recall applies to all models of this type of implant.

The product is being recalled following concerns by the French medical device regulatory authority (AFSSAPS) that there may be an increased incidence of ruptures with this product. The TGA is urgently investigating the product and reports of its failure. The TGA will provide further information on this website.

Consumers with these silicone gel implants who have concerns should contact their treating breast implant physician for advice and follow-up.

Information of the type and model of implant you have received should be on the Consent to implant silicone gel-filled breast implant form completed at the time of implant.