The defect is known as alloy segregation, which means that the metals were not melded homogenously. If titanium alloys are not melded properly, the metals remain unmixed. The problem was first reported when a devicemaker (unknown) could not get the titanium to process through a machine used to manufacture devices.
The material came from DALIAN SUNNY TITANIUM. The FDA visited the G&S factory about six to eight weeks ago. Unfortunately, the issue with the defective titanium is not going away that easily. A few companies have been forced to initiate preemptive recalls. There is no predication as when this problem will be resolved. Obviously, the problem occurred further down the chain than what the good ol' FDA generally inspects.
Roger Geiser, CEO of G&S said, " the ASTM specs for titanium have room for tightening."