Breast implants of French producer Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) were found to have a chance of bursting. The French Health minister advises tens of thousands of women concerned to have the faulty silicone breast implants removed.
"As a preventive measure not of an urgent nature, (French authorities) recommend that the removal of these implants, even those not showing signs of deterioration, be proposed," France´s government says in a statement.
A woman who had the implants died of a rare form of cancer last month. So far 2,000 women in France have taken legal action against PIP.