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Sweden bans fake boobs over explosion risk

Sweden bans fake boobs over explosion risk

Published: 01 Apr 2010 11:30 GMT+02:00
Updated: 01 Apr 2010 11:30 GMT+02:00

The agency confirmed on Thursday that it has followed the lead of the French authorities to ban the products manufactured by Poly Implant Prothese (PIP).

Since 2001 it is estimated that the breasts of around 35,000 to 45,000 European women have been augmented with the faulty implants. There are no firm figures for how many Swedish women may be affected, while in France around 1,000 women are set to be offered alternatives.

"This is the type of information that we are trying to find out. We hope to be able to release information as soon as possible," said Staffan Strömberg at the agency.

But despite the agency ban on the product, Stromberg argued that he does not see any reason for Swedish women equipped with the implants to be overly concerned.

The PIP implants were outlawed by the French drug administration after a slew of reports that they had a tendency to burst due to an erroneous mixture of silicone.

The products will now be recalled from the Swedish market, and clinics in the country will be forbidden from using them.

Surgeon Ulf Samuelsson at Stockholm's Akademi clinic confirmed that his practice had never employed the faulty implants.

"It is a cut price product which does not fulfil our quality standards," he said.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

Your comments about this article

12:17 April 1, 2010 by Xcellent
now one has to ask the girl before you take start maikng out, are your boobs certified !
12:24 April 1, 2010 by DAVID T
Great April fool joke
12:47 April 1, 2010 by Swedesmith
Exploding boobs....there could be a big market for these in terrorist organizations!
13:52 April 1, 2010 by Twiceshy
"There are no firm figures for how many Swedish women may be affected"

love it! firm figures.......
14:07 April 1, 2010 by WelshSwede
Just keeping abreast of todays news
14:48 April 1, 2010 by Miss Informed
The Local are really milking this story.
15:27 April 1, 2010 by GLO
I just checked my wife's Twins !!! I can not tell and she asked me to try again later... Oh Boy ......
15:36 April 1, 2010 by Greg in Canada
Always thought it was very sad that some women feel they need fake boobs in order to be loved. Are they really that shallow and insecure? The exception is women that have had breast removal for cancer, etc.
16:19 April 1, 2010 by sendia
will they denied entry to aircrafts and so on?
16:56 April 1, 2010 by GLO
This could be a new job opportunity in Sweden. I could set up a practice and not charge for the REAL ONES... How to get a job in Sweden !!!!
19:46 April 1, 2010 by suckfist
My girlfriend's breasts must have been stuffed with faulty silicone--'cuz she ain't got no breasts.
21:23 April 1, 2010 by jazzIIIlove
lol .
22:39 April 1, 2010 by Viviane Varan
if it' s a joke it would be sad, so many better ways to grow boobs these days to put up with them dirty bags, for your information, there are now clinics using stem cell technology successfully to grow

naturals, extracting fat from the stomach, isolating certain live fat cells and reinplanting them

such is done in Japan and UK, soo soo mooo ch better
02:25 April 2, 2010 by waybackwhen
lol @ Swedesmith

Security guards at checkpoints in airports would have a more hands-on role, to be on the safe side.
03:33 April 2, 2010 by repat_xpat
This will have no effect. I never saw a big breasted Swede (except some men).
07:35 April 2, 2010 by csence
swedesmith, you don't know how right you are. apparently Muslim doctors are coming here to the states to learn how to do plastic surgery implants and then go back to the middle east, and implant bombs into women to become suicide bombers. No fools joke...
08:43 April 2, 2010 by Dogs_Gonads
Nice to see The Local keeping us all abreast of the situation. Boom Boom Tisch.
08:43 April 2, 2010 by Elton John
csence: {{Citation needed}}
17:08 April 2, 2010 by waybackwhen
Word Elton. A perfect example of rumour/discrimination spreading. (re. Csence).
18:38 April 2, 2010 by Urinal Gum
Oh man, I came in here hoping for a graphic of what exploding Swedish boobs may look like.

/they can still use their fat for augmentation: http://www.urinalgum.com/?p=583
20:47 April 2, 2010 by izbz
The talibans have found a new way for sucide bombers!!!!
00:53 April 3, 2010 by khiz
lolz, hahah @izbz
08:42 April 8, 2010 by ameribrit
Her is a link for Elton John in response to csence#16

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/terrorism-in-the-uk/7510350/Terrorists-could-use-exploding-breast-implants-to-blow-up-jet.html

It was discovered by MI5
00:39 April 14, 2010 by wxman
I agree. There is simply no substitute for the real thing. Next topic?
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