January 26th, 2012
04:07 AM ET

Breast implant maker's founder arrested, police say

The founder of a French company that makes breast implants linked to a health scare was arrested Thursday, the French national police said.

Poly Implant Prostheses (PIP) founder Jean-Claude Mas was detained in Six-Fours-les-Plages, near Toulon in southern France, police said.

PIP director Claude Couty was arrested around the same time nearby in La Seyne-sur-Mer and investigators searched his home, according to CNN affiliate France 2.

PIP implants have sparked health scares in the United States, Europe and South America.

French authorities announced last month that the government would pay for the removal of the bankrupt company's implants, which a British medical group says were made from "non-medical grade silicone believed by the manufacturers to be made for mattresses."


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  1. Philip

    I have always prefered a man's hairy chest against my sweaty back any way.

    January 26, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Donny

    Thank you @Philip .We would never make it through a normal day ,without you and Joey's gay wad commemnts.Did I spell everything right?Also was my punctuation correct? Because I know you two tards would not understand this if it was not perfect.

    January 26, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  3. James

    Yes I forgot all about it. I'm so glad we got to hear it again and again and again.

    January 26, 2012 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  4. James

    Short hair and comfortable shoes I presume?

    January 26, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  5. the Internet Comic

    Implant maker arrested? What was he doing, re-checking the merchandise after it was delivered to the customers. BDUMP-BUMP.

    Hey, thank you. I'm here all week. Try the veal.

    January 26, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |

    I think a few visits will help the retarded child.

    January 26, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  7. TORI©

    Arrested as he should be. Putting the lives of women in danger. I do not understand the insecurity of some females that want to enhance their breast size. However if a woman has undergone a mastectomy then why shouldn't she? To think that after dealing with the horrors of chemo and radiation to have faulty implants is crimanal and I hope he gets the maximum sentence.

    January 26, 2012 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  8. TORI©

    @Retarded Child, why don't you change your handle. I find it offensive. Any one using retard or tard can also kiss my butt.

    January 26, 2012 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Clydster

    @ TORI thats a dam good reason for a woman to get implants !!!! But men sometimes push a little bit to have women to get implants. Yes women should have a right to do with there bodies as they wish . But also should men

    January 27, 2012 at 1:43 am | Report abuse |
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