The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) yesterday advised that French manufactured Cereform gel-filled breast implants are recalled from the Australian market. This latest announcement follows a TGA safety alert issued on 21 February 2014.
“The recall in Australia yesterday still relates to the French manufacturer, Cereplas’, non-compliance with validation requirements. TGA’s advice to date is there are no known or reported health risks associated with this particular implant,” says President of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, Dr Geoff Lyons.
“The previous Federal Government gave a commitment in its May 2013 budget to fund the national roll-out of the Breast Device Registry and called for tenders. We urge the new Government to honour that commitment and provide peace-of-mind for Australian women,” said Dr Lyons.
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