PIP founder arrested in France over silicon breast implants
The owner of a French breast implant company at the centre of a safety scare has been arrested in southern France.
Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) founder Jean-Claude Mas, 72, was held at his home in Six-Fours-les-Plages, police sources told reporters.
In 2010, France banned PIP implants made with the low-grade industrial silicone, amid fears they could rupture and leak.
Up to 400,000 women in 65 countries are believed to have been given implants.
Christian Fraser reports.
26 Jan 2012
- From the section Europe