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Hip Implant Recall

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Johnson & Johnson is recalling thousands of hip implants two and a half years after a similar recall.

A German newspaper reported the Adept implants made by a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary showed a failure rate of 12% after 7 years.

The report says about 7,500 implants were shipped worldwide between 2004 and 2011.

In August 2010, Johnson & Johnson recalled two types of metal hip implants after they were also linked to high failure rates.