Friday, September 18, 2009

Is Chinese Titanium Defective?

It was recently reported that makers of titanium implants are turning into Inspector Clouseau investigating the causes and signals of a defect in some of the titanium being imported from the future government of the United States, China.

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."


  1. Hi, would love to get any info on investigation. I had a titanium plate in my leg that snapped in half. I didn't fall, I wasn't struck by anything, I was actually making Thanksgiving dinner. I was told that lawsuits can't be filed if you had to have a second surgery due to defective products. Any info would be great.

  2. Is this company still using Chinese material?

  3. Hi, how would I find out about what titanium was used for my plate? I am asking again because my plate snapped in two again! This time I have the broken plate from my leg, I asked my surgeon for it. Any info would be great!

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